Maxine McDonald - Artist Statement

"I have been working as a fine art photographer since 1992. I work primarily in black and white, as I am perpetually taken with the richness, subtlety and visual sensuousness of a well-executed silverpoint. I generally make exposures in available light using a 35 mm, medium format; 4x5 view camera, and the Holga and Diana plastic "toy" cameras.

In my figurative work, I am fascinated by the contrast of skin with wood, water, sand and stone, and the play of light, which reveals and distinguishes form. I feel that black and white photography especially abstracts form and describes in rich, sensuous tones, the beauty and vulnerability of our naked selves."

McDonald has exhibited in juried, solo and group shows throughout New England. She is also the recipient of numerous art awards.