I’ve always loved photography. When I was younger, I would spend hours in the library looking through big, beautiful books of photography. When I picked up my first book on photojournalism, I was hooked. The stark black and white photographs of people and places captivated me. These photographs told stories and I was determined to be a part of what was happening in the world. My first camera was a Yashica Rangefinder. I taught myself the basics of photography on that little camera. After that, I set up a darkroom in my apartment and learned how to develop my own photographs. Nothing was better than watching an image gradually appear on paper. Those self-taught skills landed me a job on a newspaper and for the next 20 years I worked as a photojournalist, news reporter, editor and feature writer.

Today, my world is no longer black and white, but colorful – full of shapes, textures, light and shadows. I like to look in a more abstract way. To see things in another dimension. I consider myself more of a visual artist then a photographer. The camera and lens is my tool, like an artist’s paint brush or a sculptor’s hammer and chisel. I like to keep things simple and pure. All my work is created in-camera. Nothing is computer generated. I print my images on fine art papers, metal and canvas. All images appearing on this website are for sale. Feel free to contact me at pamelahodgdon@aol.com, I would love to hear from you.

All images appearing on this website are © Pamela Hodgdon Photography.

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