Dorothy Wallace has been a professional portrait
photographer since 1995 and a fine art photographer
for the past 20 years. She specializes in sepia-toned,
hand-colored portraits inspired by The Golden Age
in photography, illustration and children’s literature.
Her passion for photography began with the birth of
her children and the desire to connect the past to the
present and to preserve the fleeting moments of childhood.
Initially self- taught in all aspects of B&W photography,
she later returned to college to absorb as much
photographic knowledge as she could.
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It was there that she developed
her hand-coloring style and love for alternative processes.
Her photographs have been exhibited in numerous
galleries and competitions and have received many
awards. A portfolio of her work was published in
Darkroom Photography magazine.
For the past several years she has been photographing
faeries. She captures the images on film,
then handprints, sepia-tones and (often) hand-colors
the photographic print.
All of her work is shot (outdoors) in available light.
She utilizes beautiful hand-painted backgrounds,
props, clothing & wings created by a group of
extremely talented artists.
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It is a true collaboration.
Her favorite subjects are children, whose ability to
suspend disbelief at any given moment lends an
air of enchantment, innocence and wonder to her
faery portraits. It is her hope that those who view
these images may remember & believe".
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Dorothy’s beautiful photography captures the innocence
of childhood and the enchantment of the Faerie Realms.
Her vintage style portraits are created using traditional
techniques, and are sepia toned and coloured by hand.
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