Arlene Stanger

Arlene Stanger

Address: PO Box 95, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Phone: 920-839-1371
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Medium: Photography
Gallery Representation: Woodwalk Gallery

Arlene Stanger

I am originally from Michigan and along with my husband, Steve, have lived in Illinois, California, Massachusetts and Germany. Presently, I’m a retired microbiologist living in Baileys Harbor. My interest in photography began many years ago when I took a darkroom class developing black and white photos while living in Monterey, California. Subsequently, I set up my own black and white darkroom in my home and took independent photography classes at a local community college in Illinois. I have also taken various drawing, watercolor and photography classes at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek and participated in a photographic workshop in Ireland.

After using a digital camera for many years I was re-introduced to a film camera when I took a Holga photography course. The Holga camera is a cheap, low tech piece of equipment with absolutely no frills that is made in China. It is made of plastic, including the lens, and uses medium format, 120mm film. Because of the construction of the camera, light leaks happen which can produce interesting results in the final print. I love the unpredictability of the resulting image and am always excited to see the end result.

After recently taking classes in using the iPhone, I have added that to my equipment repertoire for capturing images as well. The photography apps available are amazing in their creative and editing capabilities. It is said that the best camera is the one that you have with you and I have found that to be true in many cases where the iPhone is the only camera I have.

Regardless of the equipment I use, I am continually searching for interesting shapes, textures and light qualities that I hope will elicit an emotional response from those viewing my images.

My images have been juried into local, national and international exhibits with a number of them receiving awards. They have also been published in Black & White magazine.


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