Portfolios > Watching Wildlife

These images are photos that I take directly of a screen-- tv, computer, or film. They are poetic explorations of the denaturalization of nature in the non-space of those screens.

"The images from Cecilia Schmidt’s Migrations series are born out of a quintessentially post-modern encounter. Mediated by the television, the natural world is beamed into her living room as a documentary. She pushes her still photographs of the screen to opposite extremes in post-production, removing the TV blue hue in effort to restore the tones and colors found in nature while simultaneously amplifying their digital textures. The result is a rendition of wildlife and landscape that feels familiar yet strange, and evokes a sense of both longing and impermanence." -Jordana Zeldin

Wired
2012
Spared
archival photograph
11" x 19"
2011
Forbidden Symmetry
16 archival pigment prints
12"x 20"
2014
Dusk
archival pigment print
9" x 12"
2011
Watching Wildlife dawn
20 archival photographs
45" x 36"
2013
Migrations day
20 archival photographs
48" x 39"
2010
Migrations_white bird
archival photograph
variable
2010