Erin K Malone
Growing up military, without a solid place to call home, much of my work expresses a longing for grounding. This is a running thread appearing in several projects. There is a moody, dreamy quality to several of the projects that are a conscious manifestation of the subconscious. Ethereal, foggy, romantic and separation from the subject are all ideas that I can trace back to growing up rootless and being infused with a wandering spirit searching for home.
Working primarily with film, vintage, plastic and lensless cameras and in historic and alternative processes, I select the camera, film/or not, and final print process as an extension of the intent of the imagery.
Located in San Francisco, California, my photos have been shown in group and juried exhibitions across the United States, they have won several awards and are in a few private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. My work has been featured in publications such as B&W Magazine, Diffusion, Light Leaks and San Francisco Magazine and the San Francisco PBS produced program KQED Quest.
I also run 8 Paw Press — specializing in hand pulled linoleum blockprints, letterpress note cards and prints and handmade books printed on my Vandercook Proofing press.