Laurie Beck Peterson is an exhibiting artist with Rie Jones.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
Ours is a long distance friendship which spans 3 decades. We steal time away together on small trips to new landscapes making images in a shared environment. Approaching the exploration of nature and light with vastly different styles, the collaboration that follows these trips inspires and sustains us.
We began as film based photographers, but work digitally on these outings. Through the use of a slow shutter speed and neutral density filter, Rie captures the dissolution of nature’s familiar forms. Laurie’s images are representational where figuration is central. Without direction, we create our work independently at the same location within minutes of each other.
Through editing these pairings, during countless hours of phone conversations full of laughter, tears, encouragement, disappointment, pride and love, we feel most connected with our images and friendship. No matter the distance, our shared work feeds our souls.
Artist Bio for Laurie Beck Peterson
Laurie Beck Peterson is a photographer living in Philadelphia. She grew up in Rochester, New York and is a graduate of Syracuse University. Following a career as an in-house photographer at The Eastman Kodak Company, she opened her own commercial photography business in Philadelphia. Over the past 14 years, Laurie has dedicated herself to building several bodies of work in non-silver photography mainly revolving around nature. Her images originate as film and digital captures. Many are realized as alternative process pieces.
Currently, Laurie teaches alternative process photography at Tyler School of Art + Architecture. She is a past board member of First Person Arts. Her work is in many private and public collections and is also included in the book Gum Printing, A Step-By-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice, by Christina Z. Anderson, Focal Press.
© Laurie Beck Peterson