Big, Bold, and Blue

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, Bold, and Blue.” I had noticed that many of my works leaned heavily on the blue portion of the spectrum, so when I was researching the pictorialists and encountered this concept, I was inspired by to pull together my own collection based on this concept.