Vicki Reed is a former newspaper photographer and magazine art editor who specializes in limited edition fine art photographs. She uses vintage, pinhole and plastic toy cameras to capture her images and custom prints them in her wet darkroom. She loves exploring alternative processes, including lith, hand coloring, and encaustic as well as numerous cameraless techniques such as lumen and cyanotype.
Born and raised in Maine, close to lakes, mountains and the ocean she developed a love for the landscape. Now living in Wisconsin, she continues to capture the natural world during hikes and kayak outings.
She has been widely exhibited and has won numerous awards including Best Of Show at The Big and Little Show at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (2010, 2012), Director’s Choice Award from the A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas and most recently, a purchase award from the Racine Art Museum . Vicki has been widely published, including Tim Rudman’s, “The World of Lith Printing” (UK), and portfolios in Fuzion Magazine (UK) and Fine Art Photo (Germany), Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine (Wisconsin) and Superstition Review (Arizona State University). Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Racine Art Museum and Port Washington State Bank as well as numerous private collections throughout the world.
“We tend to be very busy in our lives today and my intention when creating my images is to transport viewers to a place where they might find a moment of calm. Hopefully they can feel the dampness of the fog or experience the quiet of the moment. I pay careful attention to the quality of light and the feelings that it evokes.”