Wendy Erickson is writer and teacher. She seamlessly blends together traditional and digital imaging, and uses both in her art.
Her photographs and writings have been widely exhibited and published in numerous books and articles, including Photographic Possibilities, Exploring Color Photography, Photography 6th Edition, Ellis Island: Echoes of a Nation's Past, photo technique Magazine, The Handmade Photograph View Camera Magazine, Japan Camera, Holy Ground Two and many more.
She has taught photography, digital printing and digital textile printing to hundreds of photographers at prestigious workshop settings and colleges in North America and is dedicated to the craft and history of the medium, with special emphasis on promoting photographic education.
With a BA Degree in Studio Art/Photography Studio from Montclair State University and an MFA degree in Photography/Digital imaging Studio from William Paterson University, she also has more than 25 years business experience in marketing and communications, working in the photographic industry for ILFORD.
Wendy was the Editor of photo technique Magazine, a publication for serious photographers (http://phototechmag.com/)for three years until the magazine closed in December, 2013.
She publishes a website and e-zine called The Handmade Photograph. The e-zine content concentrates on the creative and handmade aspect of capturing and outputting photographic images in the 21st century, and includes both digital and analog technique, with the general intent to produce a photograph in the form of a print, an object or installation. (http://thehandmadephotograph.com/). Her personal photography explores the unknown and unseen. Wendy is especially interested in the complex relationships of people, animals and nature.
Her recently published book, Oiseaux Vigilants, A Suburban Fairytale featuring her photographs, story by Lydia Gnau and introduction by well known fantasy author Charles de Lint is now part of the book collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art. View the book here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3036223
Visit her website at http://wazobirdstudio.com/
Digital Inkjet output, Hybrid Imaging, Hand-coated substrates for inkjet printing.
Inkjet on fabric and textiles;
Analog photography, film exposing and processing, traditional darkroom printing;
My research involves using iPhone capture, post processing and pigment inkjet output onto metal and other hand coated substrates. Although I continue to use traditional silver halide film capture, and straight digital photography, I am also working with instant color and black and white films as originals for large format digital output.I'm most comfortable using hybrid technology, mixing old and new to make my art.