Pamela Waldroup

As a fine art photographer, my camera gives me the ability to reveal to others the details I find in everyday subjects that often go unobserved. My passion for capturing the interactions between human, environmental and industrial elements is realized through a geometric approach evident in the repetitive patterns and shapes frequently appearing in my images. I use extreme angles and heightened contrast to prompt the viewer to take a closer look and come away with a deeper appreciation of the “ordinary.”

Primarily a black/white photographer, I am inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Edward Weston to use exaggerated perspective and dramatic light and shadow to create images full of dynamic movement and peaceful stability. The absence of color in my photographs allows the viewer to become immersed in the place, the mood and the time depicted but leaves room for personal interpretation.  In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”

Pamela Waldroup MoMA Guard