Since 2000, self-taught photographer, Pauline Smith, has taken her cameras to Paris, Mont Saint-Michel, Giverny, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Eze, Istanbul, Santorini, Lisbon, the Algarve, Seville, Barcelona, Milan, Venice, Tuscany, Rome, Hong Kong, Macau, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, San Miguel de Allende, Salt Spring Island-B.C. and across the U.S.
Pauline uses three different Holga cameras. An unmodified one for Black & White daytime exposures, one modified for long exposure and one modified for 35mm film. Other cameras used are a Pentax K1000 and a digital Panasonic Lumix.
Pauline lives in Seattle, WA and has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in the greater Seattle area since 2002.
“ I use the Holga for its inherent dream-like quality.
When I create an image, I look for angles/curves, asymmetry/symmetry, light/shadow and texture or a strong vanishing point.
I look to find the familiar in a place I have never been.
I look to capture an otherwise missed moment.
I look for stillness.
I still love the surprise of working with film.”