Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages from Manchester University in the UK and has an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College. She has exhibited her photography nationally, including shows in Portland, Boston and Los Angeles
Sal is also a writer and poet, and has self-published a number of books combining her poetry with her photographs. Her latest book just released, Just When I Thought I Had You, is now in its second edition and part of the Getty Collection. Her latest artist book is The Call, a hand-made letterpress book. Sal’s books are represented by Patricia Juvelis Inc and also available through Vamp and Tramp booksellers.
Sal and her family reside in Rockport, Maine where she is on the board of Maine Media Workshops and College.
My work draws strongly on the landscape, focusing on my home, family and myself in conversation with the natural world. It examines our relationship to nature and how our sense of place is embedded with personal history.
I like to focus on the photographic object, the print, or the artist book, as a keepsake of experience. It provides me in a very tangible and tactile way of recording the discoveries and memories I am trying to preserve. Photographing gives me a way to capture my impressions and writing and making lets me distill and re-examine the experience.
There is a tangible connection with nature and the natural elements that is brought into the work, which mirrors the content of the work. I am always looking for opportunities for discovery and serendipity.