Annette Kushen, Image 4369, 2019, Photolithographic inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
I capture images of ordinary objects with a handheld SLR Digital Camera. I use an inverse color filter within the camera. The images become reversals of hue, light, and darkness. Using ambient light, there is an interplay of flat shape and dimensional form. Ordinary objects are transformed to create abstracted illusions. Digital photography is a tool and a medium providing a means to fix the immediacy of images.
For the last 14 years, Annette Kushen has captured digital images and made color digital photographic prints. She earned a BFA from the Tyler School of Art in 1981 and an MA from New York University in 1992. Her degree background includes studies in fine art, design, art history, and theory. In 2003 an award-winning photograph was included in New York University’s Small Works exhibit. Her photography was featured online in such websites as The Whitney Museum’s Fine Artist Adoption Network (2007) and Artsy (2018). From 2008 to 2019 she was a member of a local artist cooperative. She continues to exhibit and sell her digital photographs in New Jersey. Annette Kushen lives and works in South Orange, New Jersey.