Vintage Photography on Protrega Paper
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Museum Quality Silver Prints from the portfolio of Andrew Yale
ENIGMAS
ELLEN, NEW YORK CITY, 1982

Black and white silver print on Protrega paper
6x9 inches on 8x10 paper
Available copies : 1
Price: $900.00 USD


   I started making photographs because I couldn't draw and I needed some way to give form to the images I saw inside. Documenting the world around me ran a weak second to my overwhelming drive to give form to the dreams and images that were always washing over me.
    In time, I came to better know a place where the real world, symbols, archetypes and dreams met together - a border country filled with mystery and power. Its not a country you can find with directions, and I never know when I set out if I'm going to get there or not. But after awhile I found if I took certain steps, it improved my chance of getting the results I wanted.
    I used people I met on the street as models, taking them to some gritty, deserted setting - an abandoned house, a half burnt river pier- to utilize the edgy energy of the place to help something of their essence emerge. I counted a lot on natural light, I was always scouting places where the light was eloquent and revealing.
    The photos you see here, entitled "Enigmas",were not conceived as a series, but I've grouped them as such since they were made with similar intent- to reveal the kind of world I saw inside me.
ELLEN, NY CITY, 1982
$900.00