About the Artist and Artwork
Like many photographers, Heather Siple got her start early. In fact, she pretended
to take pictures of everything around her long before she was old enough to have her
first 110 film camera. From her father, a second-generation photographer himself, she learned
the elements of composition and the basics of developing and printing at a very early age.
She was fascinated with this ability to "paint with light."
Since that time, Siple's work has been seen around the world, including The Biggs Museum
of American Art and Delaware Art Museum, in the State of Delaware, USA, Salon Blanco, in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, the EFTI school of photography in Madrid, Spain and the gallery of Foto
Club Terrasa in Barcelona, Spain. Her publication credits include Color, B&W (US) and Edgar
literary magazine, among others. Siple is also the recipient of two Delaware Individual
Artist Fellowships in Photography and an Opportunity Grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts.
Although some of her imagery comes from far afield, most of Siple's work is taken in places
close to her heart and home. She finds that taking a different perspective on the familiar can
bring as many discoveries as traveling somewhere new. So, she spends quite a bit of time crawling
in the dirt and climbing into odd corners to examine something from a slightly different angle. She
always finds something new to discover.
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About the Prints
Being a lover of all things magical, I remain one of those photographers who practice the
alchemy of the darkroom. Much of the work you see here originated on film and was printed by hand using any of several non-digital processes. Each print, even within an edition, has subtle nuances that make it
a unique work of art. Anthotypes are sold as giclees due to the ephemeral nature of this printing process. Editions are usually limited to two or three prints, ensuring that each
image remains distinctive and personal.