"New Works", Photographs by Diane Levell
In my work I have consistently striven for a high level of craftsmanship and aesthetic quality. And I wanted to use the photographic medium to its fullest extent; "straight" black and white, color and the historic techniques of the pictorial school. The latter I have attempted to update in a usable way, gum bichromate, cyanotype, etc. are helpful in portraying the evocative beauty of the old European civilization, and in documenting the swiftly-changing traditional cultures of Turkey and North Africa. With "timeless" subject matter, like nude studies, these techniques are also appropriate.
These recent images of the Delaware valley are unpeopled and all natural.