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. Sal has exhibited nationally, including shows at A. Smith Gallery in Texas, The Keystone Art Space in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Center for Photography and Gallery 69 also in Los Angeles.
Sal has most recently self published a book of poetry and photographs entitled Just When I Thought I Had You, and has authored and created a number of hand-made artist books, notably Cadence, Late Love and most recently Keepsakes.
Sal's artist books are represented by Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. She and her family reside in Rockport, Maine.
My work is primarily an exploration of memory, how we preserve memories and how they shape our lives moving forward with sometimes illusory certainties. It is also a reflection on time, and the fleeting moments where we behold change within ourselves and the world around us. As I watch my children grow and interact with the world I have always been moved by how primal yet how tenuous and fragile that connection is. The presentation of these moments, whether in print or book form, preserves them, unique in their detail, universal in their underlying themes. The photographic object, is a keepsake of experience, a way of recording discoveries that serves as a reminder of what we have lost and are attempting to preserve.
I work in alternative processes of photography to produce platinum/palladium and cyanotype prints. With these processes, the element of time is not inconsequential, it takes time to make a print, a process that gives opportunity for discovery and serendipity. It is a contemplative and mindful undertaking. In each of the steps, there is a tangible connection with nature and the natural elements brought into the print, which mirrors the content of my 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 prints.
Please contact the artist for print pricing and information.