About

Winifred Finch-Potenza

I have been a painter/sculptor for nearly 50 years…

But now, the camera has revealed a whole new way of seeing, a new way of expression.  I remember each time I was in front of a canvas I would think of many images other than the one I was working on and feel an intense frustration.  Picasso said that he could not even create 1% of what he wanted to do....(can you imagine?)

For me, photography is about 'making' pictures.  I am not so interested in ‘taking' pictures, although that can happen, but designing, 'painting', with my photographs and their components on the computer.  The possibilities are infinite and that is exciting.  I will always be experimenting.  

Abstract Photography: my question is “What is Beautiful”? and “Is there a story?”and that is what I want. The abstract photography, through the use of moving object such as fabrics, moving the camera, slow speed, Photoshop,  etc, lets me ‘make’ images with beauty, structure, color, and simplicity of composition…

I have studied many great photographers and have seen documentaries on dozens of them, including but not limited to Alfred Steiglitz,  Edward Weston, Annie Liebowitz,  Sally Mann,  Richard Avedon,  Ansel Adams, Cindy Sherman, Robert Maplethorpe…It is an incredible journey…experiencing these great artists, great photographers…

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