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Susan Chandler - Artist

About Susan Chandler

Learn more about Susan Chandler from Taos, NM - United States.

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Fine Art Photography - Black and White Silver Gelatin

This was written about me.
Astrophysicist turned photographer Susan Chandler has traveled the globe searching for the ultimate black and white image that explores the limits of the laws of thought and experience. Chandler has carried her classic Leica M6 from Siberia to the Skeleton Coast of Southern Africa. From the gargoyles that defend Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to a charging elephant in Namibia, to a fresh lava flow on Kilauea volcano, her photos reflect the ambiguity of objective and subjectivity that is found in all works of art, but her pictures reveal this division with incisive poignancy. There is a quiet personal rebellion at work in her photos that are more than they outwardly appear to be. Like great music, painting, or poetry they contain a subtext that encourages the viewer to use their own imagination to extend beyond the borders of the print.

Some photos can be seen at The Taos Art Museum Shop.

Solo Shows
African Eye: October - November 2002 (Art Divas Gallery, Taos, New Mexico)
Russia in Transition: June - July 2006 (Cichon Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico)
France: June - August 2006 (Downtown Bistro, Taos, New Mexico)

Selected Group Shows
Perspective5: October 2008 (Stables Gallery, Taos, New Mexico)
Small Things: December 2006 (Cichon Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico)
Globe Trekking: May 2006 (Cichon Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico)
Wild Things: October 2004 (Art Divas Gallery, Taos, New Mexico)
America the Beautiful: November 2001 (Art Divas Gallery, Taos, New Mexico)

Continuing Shows
Namibia: February 2003 - June 2005 (Eskes Brew Pub, Taos New Mexico)

Past Gallery Representation
The Taos Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
Cichon Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico
Art Divas Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

Selected Others
2004 African Eye chosen as the poster for Taos Wild Film Festival
2006 Taos Spring Arts Festival
2006 Taos Art Museum, fundraiser, juried auction

My primary camera is a Leica M6. The quiet shutter of the M6 combined with Leitz lenses and top quality film allow detail to be brought out with superior clarity. I then enjoy enlarging and toning the prints in my darkroom.

Please note that the scans of my prints and/or negatives cannot capture the richness of originals on fibre paper. Other sizes of these photos are generally can be produced. Also check my web site for additional photos.

Susan Chandler joined Pixels on June 12th, 2007.