Hand-painted photographs by Susan Fenton

Red Top Tattoo 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Susan Fenton is a photographer and painter based in Pennsylvania who created these mysterious and elegant hand-painted photographs. In this write-up for a prior show at the North Dakota Museum of Art Susan describes her process:
Technically my photographs are black and white silver prints, printed on fiber-based paper, that are brown-toned and then hand-painted with photographic oil pigments.
The result is images that are timeless and beautiful.
Red Top Tattoo 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Red Top Tattoo 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Profile with Horned Head Piece 2003 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Profile with Horned Head Piece 2003 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

White Sleeve with Snake 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

White Sleeve with Snake 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Red Pleated Back 2001 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Red Pleated Back 2001 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Raised Arms, Black Veil 2005 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Raised Arms, Black Veil 2005 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Red Hat Back 2002 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Red Hat Back 2002 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Head and Shoulder Band 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Head and Shoulder Band 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Gypsy Mask Torso 2003 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Gypsy Mask Torso 2003 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Figure with Purple Bustle 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Figure with Purple Bustle 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

White Dress Red Head Band 2003 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

White Dress Red Head Band 2003 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Red Ruff Wrap 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Red Ruff Wrap 2004 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Polka Dot Back 2003 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

Polka Dot Back 2003 hand painted gelatin silver print by Susan Fenton

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