MEGHANN RIEPENHOFF, Littoral Drift Continuum #07, (Four Moments in Forty-eight Hours, Jade Cove, CA, 07.15.13, One Wave, Poured), 2014, Re-photographed unique cyanotype, Archival, Pigment Print, 19 x13 inches, Edition of 10.
Meghann Riepenhoff creates her camera-less cyanotypes in collaboration with the landscape and the ocean, at the edges of both. Entitled Littoral Drift, a geologic term describing the action of wind-driven waves transporting sand and gravel, the photographs shown here were made in the Headlands Marin, California. Reipenhoff exposes her cyanotype prints directly to elements of nature, in this case allowing ocean water and sand to move over the print itself. She then selectively re-photographs moments in the evolution of the images, generating a series of static records of a transitory process.
Born in Atlanta, GA, Meghann Riepenhoff is a photographic artist living in Seattle. She has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Aperture PhotoBook Review, BOMB Magazine Word Choice, B&W and Color, andZyzzyva. Her exhibition record includes the High Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco Camerawork, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the University of Missouri, Regina Rex, Photographic Center NW, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Memphis College of Art, and El Museo de la Ciudad. In 2014, Charlotte Cotton awarded her 1st place in the Camera Club of New York’s Annual Juried Competition, she was a Nominee for the Baum Award and received Honorable Mention for the John Clarence Laughlin Award, and was selected as a Top 50 Photographer by Critical Mass. She earned her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.