San Francisco photograper Erin Malone, physically spends her days in the design world, working as an Interaction Design Consultant, but emotionally she is out in nature with her cameras. As a long-time practicing graphic designer, I have spent many years working with images and contemplating structures of composition with image and typography. The need to satisfy my creative side is expressed through photography and the images that I am both drawn to as a viewer as well as a maker tend to be the antithesis of the crisp, grid bound, modernist typographic, graphic design that I have spent many years making.
Whether made through pinhole or zoneplate “lenses” or through the use of plastic cameras like the Holga, my imagery is about time, light, motion and the layers of what happens when these elements are mixed together. Blur, expressive motion, moody edges, double exposures, and color come together to create the image I see in my mind rather than what is specifically in front of my eyes.
Quite simply, her ethereal images are lovely, evoking a timeless quality of serenity and beauty. The work below is a sampling of a variety of series including The Alviso Project, California Impressions, and To Flee from Memory.
Images from The Alviso Project
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