Amy Durocher

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  Amy Durocher,  A Golden Necklace for the River , July 2018, photograph on aluminum, 24 x 16 inches. This photo is printed on aluminum and ready for hanging.

Amy Durocher, A Golden Necklace for the River, July 2018, photograph on aluminum, 24 x 16 inches. This photo is printed on aluminum and ready for hanging.

 

AMY DUROCHER is a communications designer, artist, and photographer living and working in Central Maine. Amy is an alum of Parsons School of Design and New York University, and after graduating lived and worked in Provincetown, Baltimore, Seattle, and New York City before moving to Maine in 2011.  She has had work shown in several juried shows at River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta and a solo show in Rockland at the Lincoln Street Center, and group shows at the Soho Photo Gallery and Parsons School of Design. You can also find her work at amydurocher.com

 In her own words:
My first photos, made with a plastic 110 cartridge camera in the 1970s, were always of clouds. Clouds continue to elicit in me a feeling of connection to the atmosphere, the heavens, the wind, a bigger point of view and a disconnection from time and the mindset of worry or boredom. These photos were my attempt to capture the feelings that arose when I'd see a certain light and feel a certain air quality. I studied with talented photographers later in high school and college, learning to develop film and turn negatives into prints in darkrooms.  I couldn't afford to do much with film, though - it was very expensive to work with, and I found my SLR with one small lens limiting. When digital came along, my passion was re-ignited. I could take as many photos as I liked and didn't need to print them to see them. It was fun again. I still take photos of clouds, but I've also learned to recognize the feeling of wonder and stepping outside my usual self when looking through a lens at other scenes. I see differently when I have my camera - I am freed from my critical mind and I see beauty in unexpected places, and am continually working at finding how I can find that beauty in more and more places. I'm told it's in everything.”