Q&Art: Carolyn Marks Blackwood
Q. WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO OR FAVORITE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY?
A: The Light.
Q: WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
A: Mostly from my own backyard – a 120-foot cliff facing west overlooking the Hudson River – the Catskills, Kingston and the Kingston light – the sunsets in the west, and it is where much of the weather comes from.
Q: WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW/PLAN TO WORK ON IN THE FUTURE?
A: Very excited to be working on a new series that is very different than my nature work. It is called The Story Series. It will include a photograph and the beginning of a story that the viewer must finish for himself. I will continue to shoot on the Hudson River and bathe in the beauty here.
Carolyn Marks Blackwood’s photographs are currently on exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art in the group show “Summer Exposure: Photographic Works” also featuring photographic artwork by Martin Benjamin, Dana Hoey, Tom Fels and William Jaeger. The exhibit remains on view through Sunday, September 7.