For over 20 years I have worked in traditional photographic processes, mostly film-based and monochromatic. My photographs are relatively “straight”, meaning that I reproduce the subject as it appears when photographed, without overt manipulation of the captured image. The compositions are critically framed and exposed with particular attention to the quality of light.
Photography connects my need for quiet contemplation with both my desire to create and love of the photographic process. It is as much an expression as it is a meditation.
I constantly challenge myself not to photograph beauty for beauty’s sake, but to create images that are thought provoking and timeless. I hope the viewer experiences a reflective stillness much like my state-of-mind when I am photographing.
- Theresa Segal, 2014
Theresa is a southern photographer who earned her B.A. in Art at Flagler College and studied photography at the Southeast Center for Photography at Daytona State College and the University of North Florida. Her work has been shown in museums throughout the State of Florida including the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Cummer Museum of Art and Foosaner Art Museum in Melborne where twenty of her photographs are part of the permanent collection. Segal’s projects have included exploring rural Florida; the historic Saint Augustine neighborhood of Lincolnville and a cultural exchange with Baracoa, Cuba. Her subject matter includes landscapes, interiors and light studies. Most of her work has been in traditional photographic processes, though she is currently working with digital. She has received numerous grants for her work including a 2013 Artist Individual Artist Grant by the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida to help fund an exhibition of her current project, a photographic exploration of the Lightner Museum’s stored collections.