Reticence

With a quietness both disarming and captivating, Lané Pittard’s photographs appear to depict existing geographies and moments passed, yet are captured with a point of view that translates scenes into imagery that is dreamlike and cinematic. Interested in the photograph as object, Pittard presents her work in a way that highlights the photograph’s physicality.

BIOGRAPHY:

Lané Pittard spent early years drawing and painting before she began making images with a camera and film. Primarily self-taught, she credits her travels, periods of apprenticeship, and the mentorships she found with photographers, artists, and cinematographers whose work she admires. View more of her works at lanepittard.com.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Lané Pittard makes exposures on medium-format, 120-mm film using an all-manual camera and a hand-held light meter. She prefers to work exclusively with existing, natural light. Using a camera with interchangeable film backs allows the choice between black-and-white or color film for each individual shot. Shots are composed full-frame, so as to eliminate the need for cropping. Black-and-white negatives are printed in the traditional, wet-process darkroom manner on fiber-based paper containing silver. Color negatives are scanned and then printed as giclée prints.