Into the Mist
In this collection of gilded kozo photographs, Schneider offers glimpses of respite amidst the vague unknowing in the time of COVID, finding reprieve in shinrin-yoku during a pilgrimage to the mountains of North Carolina. The filtered, dappled light that glimmered through the branches is echoed in the shimmer of the white gold leafed prints. With this meditative process, Schneider elevates the ephemeral.
“Schneider shoots with the ghosts of Brigman, Steichen, Stieglitz and other members of the Photo Secession standing by her side, lending her work a timeless, beguiling air of memory. For Schneider, time itself is her demeanor . . . Building a bridge into this digital age, Schneider unabashedly flaunts her camera vision, informing it with a printmaker’s devices and a painter’s disregard for rules.” –– Rick Wester
“Wendi Schneider’s captivating image is an exquisite coalescence of form, light, and color. Captured close up, the flamingo’s contorted, textural shape reveals a sculptural quality and recalls the works of master portrayers of the organic form such as Ruth Bernhard and Edward Weston, whilst the innovative marriage of digital and physical techniques, serves to augment the beauty of the striking coral shades and creates a subtle ethereality that evokes the ‘Autochrome’ color photographs of the early 20th century.” – The Independent Photographer Editors