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ARTmonday: Holly Andres’ Photographs of Young Girls

Portland, Oregon-based photographer Holly Andres was born in Missoula, Montana in 1977. She earned her BFA in painting at the University of Montana and her MFA from Portland State University.

Andres had her first solo exhibition Sparrow Lane in Portland, Oregon in 2008, which continued on to shows in San Francisco, New York and Istanbul. The Sparrow Lane images depict four young women and explore the female transition into adolescence and the loss of innocence, with allusions to Nancy Drew, Alice in Wonderland, 1970s horror films and Alfred Hitchcock.

Stories From a Short Street is a suite of eight photographs inspired by Andres’ experience growing up in rural Montana, the youngest of ten children. She posed groups of kids based on her own siblings to enact a specific moment in her memory. 

Holly Andres is represented by Robert Mann Gallery in New York City, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon, Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, and Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco.

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The Golden Pillow, Holly Andres

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Amber, Holly Andres
Stories From a Short Street 

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 Outside the Forbidden Bedroom, Holly Andres
Sparrow Lane

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Fiona II, Holly Andres
Stories From a Short Street 

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The Caterpillar, Holly Andres

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 The Lost Mitten, Holly Andres
Sparrow Lane

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Picture Perfect, Holly Andres
Portrait for Portland Monthly

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Carli Davidson, Holly Andres

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The Magic Elixir, Holly Andres
Sparrow Lane

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The Missing Bird, Holly Andres
Sparrow Lane

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The Red Purse, Holly Andres
Sparrow Lane

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The Heart-Shaped Locket, Holly Andres
Sparrow Lane

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ARTmonday: Winky Lewis

I have fallen hard for Portland, Maine-based photographer Winky Lewis. The portraits of her children are reminiscent of the photographs of my very first photo crush, Sally Mann. They’re also somewhat similar to photos taken by my friend Kathleen Schwartz of her fairy tale children. They also remind me of a photograph that hangs in my bedroom; the first portrait I ever purchased (you can see it at the end of this post). I love evocative black and white portraits of children and their fairy tale lives. Winky Lewis’ photographs are stunning and insightful.  She also happened to photograph my friend Sharon Kitchens‘ homestead for a Boston Globe story I wrote, but I’ll save that for another time.

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

 

 

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Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

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Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photograph By Winky Lewis

 

 


Photograph By Winky Lewis

Photographs By Winky Lewis

Self Portrait By Winky Lewis

 Winky Lewis (with her son) (and her camera) 

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I think this is the first portrait I ever purchased. I bought it in the early ’90s at an auction at Little Red Schoolhouse / Elizabeth Irwin, a progressive school in NYC, whose alumni includes artists and artists’ kids. I remember seeing works by Francisco Clemente there. Those were certainly not in my budget. This photo was taken by one of the women who worked in the office of the school; it pictures her nieces. I still love it. It hangs above my bedside table.

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