Volcano Art Center Featured Artists

Cathy Shine

Shine, Cathy

Photographing since 1974, Cathy has performed her own darkroom responsibilities, including film-development, printing, artistic editing and composition. Working exclusively in the medium of black and white, her efforts have achieved technical elegance demonstrating a true quality un-touched by the onset of the digital age. Cathy has illustrated her mastering in RC, (Resin-Coated paper), for each finished product. The ultimate piece is a true work of art, sometimes taking 30 hours to complete.
These prints are unique, hand-prepared and timeless. Her photographs of forgotten scenes and now historical memories depict life on the Earth’s most spectacular, aesthetic and sacred terrain. All film and photographs produced in her inventory are hand-processed in a darkroom, hand—spotted and constructed by individual effort. Her images are produced in the traditional concept and not digitally captured or enhanced. Completed photos are burned, dodged and printed on RC, (now approaching extinction), that demonstrates, (since 1974), years of devotion to her craft.
Resin-Coated paper is a premium quality script, with a bright-based tint. Images reflected on this product remains cool to neutral and enhances the black/white photography whether viewed in daylight or fluorescent lighting.
Cathy Shine images have been captured with a Nikon FE, (Tri-x-36), ASA 400, Mamiya C-330, (Tri-x-120), ASA 200-400, or Lecia M4, (Tri-x-36), ASA 400.
Any Cathy Shine photograph will be an appreciated museum quality piece of art and an addition to one’s legacy collection.