The Art of Travel - Fine Art & Travel Photography

⚑ Big, Blue, and Glossy

The pictorialist movement was a group of photographers who helped define photography as art in the early part of the 20th century. We have a special connection with them through the Photographic Section of the Academy of Science and Arts of Pittsburgh because many of the pictorialist pioneers were from here and exhibited in the annual salon.

One of their themes was one that had intrigued me for a long time: “Big, Blue, and Glossy.” Although this was due to the introduction of the cyanotype as a new tool in the photographer’s toolbox, I had noticed that many of my works leaned heavily on the blue portion of the spectrum. When I was researching the pictorialists and encountered this concept, I was inspired to pull together my own collection based on this concept.

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