Cailla Quinn, "Mima, 2009", gelatin silver print, 16x20"

Cailla Quinn, “Mima, 2009″, gelatin silver print, 16×20”

Cailla Quinn

Recording and preserving the world around me is first and foremost in my agenda, however, my photographs are always executed so that the final product also serves as a visually pleasing object. I do this by working in a very straightforward, documentary manner while also using lighting, grain, blur, and printing techniques to convey an ethereal, sensual and intimate feel. Working in black and white, my photographs reveal sensitivity towards natural lighting and body language. I photograph with the mindset of celebrating and cherishing the things that are in the midst of change as well as documenting the details of the present so that they will not be forgotten in the future. I think of photographs as precious objects that the viewer should have a personal experience with.

Cailla Quinn graduated with a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design in 2009. She has worked as an assistant to Susan Meiselas and as an archivist at the Magnum Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in New York City. Cailla has curated shows at Veaux Gallery, a traveling art space, and Aronson Gallery at Parsons.