Pamela Camhe
“Auto Reflective”

Pamela Camhe made the decision to show her new work, for the first time, in the Photographers East Group Show at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, New York, April of 2006. She was awarded “Best In Show”. Robert Long, writing for The East Hampton Star, said of her photographs, “They succinctly mark the border between Photorealist painting and pure photography.” Delighted and encouraged by this wonderful reception, Ms. Camhe continued to develop this distinctive body of work.

Pamela Camhe has been known throughout her career as a fine art, portrait photographer, exploring non-traditional beauty and glamour. She worked in her Canal Street Studio in New York City for nearly 30 years, photographing friends and performers and printing her own black and white photographs.

Her work from this time period appeared on CD covers, posters, and publicity materials for a number of recording and performing artists. She traveled throughout Europe showing a “slide movie” of her fine art work. She had one-woman shows at the Canon Gallery in Amsterdam, and at the Photographics Unlimited Gallery in New York City. She has also been in several group shows including those at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, the Melkweg Gallery in Amsterdam, and Pen and Brush, and the Wooster Street galleries in New York City.

When she closed her studio in 2004, to relocate to Long Island’s East End, instead of concentrating on photographing the picturesque farms and beaches, she found herself back on the city streets, this time, with digital camera in hand. Instead of shooting people, she was drawn to the play of light, color, glass, metal, chrome, architecture and sky, in the city she loves.

These images became her new Auto Reflective Series. What you see is what she captures in her camera. The images are not digitally constructed.