February Artist - Eileen Powers

Throughout the month of February, stop by our meeting room and enjoy the photography of Eileen Powers, which will be on display in the Benjamin Muse Meeting Room during most of the library's open hours.

As a graphic designer and illustrator, Eileen brings a keenly-trained aesthetic eye to the camera. She first learned to use the camera in high school on a borrowed 35-millimeter Argus. Today she uses a combination of film and digital to create her work. A few of her favorite cameras are the Holga, Diane, Contax G2, Canon Mark III, and, of course, the iPhone.

She is interested in the beauty and abstraction of ordinary places and daily life. While she shoots formal portraits, Eileen has a particular interest in street photography, documentary and landscape. All of the images in this show were shot in 2014-16 and printed in her studio. Eileen's ongoing projects include Campers of Sandy Neck; Dennisport: A Sea of Change; Hullabaloo: The Abstract Beauty of Boat Hulls; and Carnival in Provincetown. Eileen's latest project is a documentary of garages in America.

Eileen has studied with such notable photographers as Constantine Manos, John Paul Caponigro, Stella Johnson, and Terry Abrams. She attended the Maine Media Workshops, MassArt, Syracuse University, UMass Dartmouth, and Caponigro Studios in Cushing, Maine. She holds a B.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in advertising design. She lives in Centerville with Tom, Sampson, and the perennially fashionable, Ms. Louise Cheese.

Visit her website at http://eileenpowersphotography.com/ or follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/capecoastalphoto/?pnref=lhc.