The Soho Photo's Juried Alternative Process Competition Show opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 8 PM at 15 White Street in lower Manhattan. The exhibit features work from Maria Passarotti's "Botanical Portraits" series and will run trough December 1, 2007.
Botanical Portrait © Maria Passarotti
Maria and I met several years ago when we worked together at Craig Cutler Studio. Maria had just finished her studies at the prestigious Cooper Union and we became fast friends. Her work has always been driven by her observations, an appreciation of the natural world and a love for the process. The "Botanical Portraits" combine all of those elements in hauntingly beautiful cyanotype prints. In an increasingly digital world Maria returns
to an non-digital process and conjures true beauty and thus puts magic back into photography.
If you like Maria's work you might also want to take a look at the oeuvre of Adam Fuss.
And if you are looking for a gift, take a look at Etsy.com
They offer a selection of affordable pigment print reproductions
of Maria's work.