Paul Mahder - Fine Art Photography
Copyright © Paul Mahder. All images are protected by international copyright laws.
I have worked as a professional fine art photographer for
over 11 years. Most of my photographs are created by superimposing 4-inch
by 5-inch photo negatives and slides of natural textures with images of dancers
in motion and at rest. I work primarily with dancers, as I am fascinated
with motion and the honesty of exression that comes while in motion. When
photographing landscapes I sometimes combine several natural images into
one single image.
My photographs are unaltered by digital computer methods or printing
techniques. They are not computer art. I use special lighting techniques
that result in textures that appear to wrap around the body rather than
simply lying over it, creating a more natural look and feel - and because I
also use strobe lighting, I can freeze the motion of a dancer in mid-air.
These are real people and real textures, photographed and layered to create
fine art photography.