≈The Photography of Cameron Teller≈
Cameron Teller spent thirty years practicing the art of nature photography before undertaking it as a vocation. Poetic expressions of form and light characterize Cameron’s work; his wildlife photographs are sensitive, his landscapes dramatic. He draws inspiration from many artists, including Michael Kenna and Mary Randlett. With due respect to Pictorialism's emphasis on beauty, and the Modernists' love of geometry, Cameron chooses to represent objects and scenes without the dominant self-consciousness that was so valued in some of photography's most important art movements. The qualities of every photograph are always on an equal footing with the appeal of its subject - neither is subordinate to the other. His goal is to present images that, while accurate depictions of nature, seem to transcend reality with a certain staying power.
Having settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Cameron decided to perform a broader range of roles in creating his art, from camera work to developing and printmaking. He uses only sunlight in the clear New Mexico sky to bring out his handmade platinum-palladium photographs. This technique is more unpredictable than using artificial UV light, subjecting the result to the variations of seasonality and weather. Cameron values this participation by nature itself as a meaningful part of making nature photographs worthy of collecting and exhibiting. The papers he uses are the finest quality acid-free cotton rag, and all mounting and framing materials are archival-quality and acid-free.