Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd earned her BA in Modern Languages and has an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College. She has exhibited nationally, including shows at A. Smith Gallery in Texas, Gallery 69 in Los Angeles, The Soho Gallery in New York and the Pho Pa Gallery in Portland.
Sal has self-published a book of poetry and photographs entitled Just When I Thought I Had You, now part of the Getty Collection and has authored and created a number of hand-made artist books, notably Cadence, Late Love and most recently Keepsakes. Her artist books are represented by Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. Sal and her family reside in Rockport, Maine where she is on the board of Maine Media Workshops and College.
My work is essentially an exploration of the emotionality of place. I have travelled a lot during my life and the quest to understand what we mean by home has been central to my life and to my work. How is our sense of home and family reflected and echoed in our environment? Where do we see our personal history refracted in the natural world and our connection to it.
Through my process I focus on the photographic object, the platinum-palladium print, or the hand-made book, as a keepsake of experience. It provides me in a very tangible and tactile way, a tool to record the discoveries and memories I am trying to preserve.
Working with alternative processes, the element of time is not inconsequential, it takes time to make a print, a process that gives opportunity for discovery and serendipity. In each of the steps, there is a tangible connection with nature and the natural elements that are brought into the print, which mirrors the content of the work. The artistry of "making" a photograph becomes itself an act of becoming and invention.
All works on the website are available for sale as limited edition platinum-palladium prints.
Please email me for print pricing and information.
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