Frozen Orchard no.2
Location: Reference Department
Evanston photographer Patricia McGrady is particularly
drawn to rural landscapes, perhaps from spending summers,
as a youth, on her grandparents' farm in West Virginia.
She has participated in art shows and exhibits since 1996.
Her camera of choice is a Rolliflex TLR. McGrady uses a
variety of films and papers for color work, while all her
black and white photographs are printed on fiber-based
paper. Some of her photos have sepia tones added, and several
of her images are hand-colored.
Frozen Orchard no. 2 is the result of an afternoon drive
in one of McGrady's favorite locations, Suttons Bay,
Michigan. "I love photographing winter," she
said, "because the snow renders everything with clean
simple lines. You can almost feel the serenity and stillness
of the moment. My compositions rely primarily on intuition," she
explains. "I feel my landscapes express a serenity
and mystical quality. I hope their subtle richness will
make the viewer stop and take a closer look."