Annie Tiberio Photography
Creating art through photography has been a lifetime affair. Two catalysts promoted an unexpected evolution in my work flow. In 2007, soon after moving to Vermont, I converted from film to digital, welcoming unexpected creative freedom. In 2013 I started a small photo study group we call f/7. My study colleagues invited me to wander away from classically-oriented photography, a straight line from camera to paper. Both collections here represent alternatives to “straight line photographs”. The first 12 images begin with a straight photograph and meander to an unknown destination beyond reality. This journey is possible through the magic of computer editing as I apply digital filters.
The second 12 images are made entirely in-camera without computer manipulation. It involves multiple exposures on the same frame. Between exposures, I move the camera and adjust settings. Each exposure can be made with the camera held in any position: right side up, sideways, upside down, or just off register. Setting changes usually involve white balance so resulting images can be quite abstract.
I am enjoying injecting whimsy and abstraction into my straight photography. It’s like going from the discipline of classical music to an explosion of jazz.
Teaching photography for over half my adult life to well over a thousand students has refined my ability to grow as an artist. Now back in Amherst and having just retired from teaching photography at UMass, I’m immersing myself in alternative photographic journeys. Another alternative path I’m following is combining my photos with encaustic paints. That’s for another exhibit, another time.