For the last two decades, I have been experimenting with 35mm negative/transparency film, in color and in black & white. I began when I received my first camera, a Pentax K1000, and studied the subject in high school. At Bennington college, my studies were short but influential. From 1999 to 2001, I studied under photographers, Maxine Henryson, Jonathan Kline and James B. Abbott; artists, Tony Caruthers and Barry Bartlett; and poetess, Mary Oliver. I also collaborated with the painter Raymond Chorneau. He encouraged me to refine my art and to think more about the creative process. I began seeing how my photographic work was similar to the painting process.
My work reflects my mission to blur the line between photography and painting. My work explores the nature of memory and experience and how fresh experiences combine with old ones making new perspectives. I manipulate the film in camera or in the darkroom to create the visual effects.
Since 2016, I have lived in Berlin, Germany. I am an active member of two art collectives, Stattlab e.V. and Foto Klub Kollektiv.
My website is https://catherinebruce.com/