Le Quai des brumes (Port of Shadows)
The images in my series of portraits were created with a Film Noir mood and atmosphere inspired by movies such as “The Big Sleep” and “Double Indemnity” and “The Maltese Falcon”. The faces here were constructed by using dramatic light and shadow designed to express a sense of the mystery of that era.
I am also trying expose something that is essential to each subject’s personality… the essence of how they live, how they love, how their strength drives them; everyone has ever-changing moods and unique emotions, style, and grace. Bodies and faces that might not be perfect but are profoundly human. Coming out of the shadows brings a story to each image.
Elisabeth Neville-Ambler has been shooting professionally since 1985. She began her career by assisting a professional photographer with whom she still assists on occasion. Neville-Ambler earned a bachelor’s degree in Visual Media with a concentration on photography and graphic design, she continued learning hi-end photographic scanning, retouching and printing at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Neville-Ambler received her MPS in photography from Northeastern University. She obtained her certification from Adobe in Photoshop® and Lightroom® and began teaching many photographic and design based courses at Northeastern.
Neville-Ambler has created her own photography freelance business that is connected to her artistic interest; portraiture. Her personal work explores the portrait and it’s inherent drive to find one’s persona.
Neville-Ambler work has been shown in international exhibitions, one of which was the “See.Me” in Paris, France; multiple solo showings in New England; and many national group shows. In October 2011, Neville-Ambler had a collaborative show,”Eidetic Image”, with her late father at The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA., of her photography and his sketches. As well as personal shows, she has juried multiple local photography exhibits and association memberships.
Neville-Ambler is a member of many artists’ associations, national and international. Presently she is on the executive board of the Griffin Museum, and serves as Assistant Director of the TransCultural Exchange. Neville-Ambler is involved with the Copyright Alliance, ASMP and WWPI.
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