The attraction of historic photographic processes such as Platinum/Palladium, for me, lies in the patience it takes to master them. Every vital moment of image-making brings the romantic cachet of precisely mixed precious metals, hand-painted emulsion, and exposure with sunlight. Central to the intention of my work is the desire to reveal the role of the artist’s hand and demonstrate the assiduous quality of the studio practice and artistic process.
I prefer to act as a nomadic explorer, focusing on the tactility of the natural world and the romantic aesthetics of historic photographic processes. For me, there is never a line between the merely visual implication of a photograph and a deeper sensorial encounter. A specific smell can conjure a million memories; similarly my work is meant to do the same, evoking an experience.
Jeannette Rodriguez-Pineda (NYC) is a photographer, mixed media artist, and art educator living and working in Queens, NY. She received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (NYC). Rodriguez-Pineda has taught antiquarian photographic processes at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the 92nd Street YMCA, and the International Center of Photography, both in New York City. In addition, she has served as a teaching assistant at Parsons the New School for Design, the School of Visual Arts, and the International Center for Photography. Her work has been exhibited at the Mills Pond House Gallery (St. James, NY), Main Street (Catskill, NY), Paper B Studios (NYC), among others. Jeannette Rodriguez-Pineda was an artist-in-residence at CPW in August of 2010.