THE Patina Collection
The Patina Collection is an assemblage of gilded photographs in the States of Grace series paired with antique frames – the synthesis of 40 years of collecting turn-of-the-twentieth-century art and objects and creating images inspired by the sinuous elegance of organic forms.
“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