Mary Mayer

Harvard Properties | 1609 Massachusetts Avenue

Mary E. Mayer
MFA Visual Arts, 2009
Laguna Niguel, CA

Building the Arts
photography and construction fencing, 2012

Statement
I am a photographer and mixed media artist merging the two, I explore themes of place and space in my home and surrounding landscape of California. The joy and wonder I feel while photographing is like no other. I always have a camera with me, like a devoted friend. I look for opportunities with my subjects where they don’t realize there is a camera present, that moment where the camera disappears, and they feel comfortable enough to reveal themselves. I shoot with a digital camera as well as a variety of film cameras, including a 1950‚ Kodak Brownie Hawkeye flash camera. My mixed media work includes weaving, sewing and collage of photographic source material and found objects.

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