Rajasthan – Catherine Ames
We would like to introduce you to Catherine Ames and her original photography style.
“I have been involved with photography for 39 years and was a commercial photographer before going into fine art, large format black and white landscape work in California. After 20 years in the darkroom and many black and white exhibitions around the USA and Europe in the 1980’s and 1990’s I discovered digital photography in 2000, colour and collage.
“The presented images are from a book I did on “Corner Buildings Around the World”
“All my collages consist of 20-30 images taken from the same spot, at slightly different angles, and stitched together manually with Photoshop. I never use elements from another place.
“Rajasthan (top image) was taken last year in India, by this collage I tried to express the immense richness and confusion and chaos of India. Here there are just two guys, arms crossed, looking at a schoolgirl, but the chaos of movement of the building behind them speaks for itself.
Paris Boulangerie Hotel – Catherine Ames
“Paris Boulangerie Hotel” was taken in the Marais, Paris, next to the Musée Carnavalet. I feel influenced both by the cubists such as Andreas Feininger and Cezanne’s idea of painting something from different angles to create a sense of dynamic or movement.
Paris Etam – Catherine Ames
Vin Fou Paris – Catherine Ames
“Also in Paris, “Paris Etam” was taken near the Hotel de Ville, “Rue Amelot” near the Bastille, and “Vin Fou” near the Opera.
Quito, Ecuador – Catherine Ames
“Quito, Ecuador was made more recently, in a more rough style, reminiscent perhaps of Frank Gehry’s “Ginger and Fred” in Prague.
Amman Jordan – Catherine Ames
“Amman, Jordan was made in such a way that the frame becomes as important as the subject.
“I am currently am busy walking the long distance trails of the UK having already made one book on the North Downs Way as well as two other books on Rajasthan and Thailand. Four more books are in the making: The South Downs Way UK, The Vanguard Way UK, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.”