Scenes that suggest mystery, serenity, and simplicity, have always inspired me.
With my camera focused to capture the image, I allow myself to slow down and reflect on the quiet beauty before me.
The time I spend hand coloring the black and white photograph presents me with another opportunity for contemplation. In this busy world of speed and technology, it is my hope that I can give back to the viewer a little bit of the calm and inspiration I experienced while creating the image.
I print my black and white photographs on a matte surface paper. PanPastels® are carefully applied to each print. This technique is similar to what photographic artists practiced before color film was available.
Only four prints will be made of the same black and white image. However, the hand coloring transforms each photograph in a slightly different way, making each final piece an original work of art.
My recent obsession with "iPhonography" has given me another opportunity to observe the world around me.
No matter what camera or technique I am using to create my images, my intention is to simply celebrate photography with joy and gratitude.......
While attending college to pursue an accounting degree, Dianne took a black and white photography course to help satisfy the art requirement. Passion for photography developed almost immediately and her goal of becoming a CPA quickly disappeared.
After working almost exclusively with black and white images for several years, she was introduced to the art of hand coloring and found a completely new realm of possibilities.
Dianne’s images are available worldwide as prints published by Portal Publishing and Bentley Publishing Group. Corporate collectors include St Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento and ResMed Corporation in South Carolina.
Dianne works out of her studio located at 1021 R Street, Sacramento.