PC Acquire

Like Andy Warhol, our talent for this month%26rsquo;s PC Acquire, Deborah Trevi%26ntilde;o Porter, juggles the realms of commercial and fine art. With nearly a quarter century of image-making as a lensman of cover and feature stories (including ones for PaperCity magazine), Porter knows her way around a Leica and Hasselblad. Beginning in 2011, she turned her camera on fine art, unveiling a series of fashionable, uncanny skeletons in the latest designer garb. Next up: For PaperCity, she debuts %26ldquo;Three Minutes in Mexico,%26rdquo; a series that hovers between abstraction and reality, snapped on a cruise ship from the upper deck %26ldquo;with a Leica point and shoot.%26rdquo; The photographer reveals, %26ldquo;I have now determined that after 25 years of working with the best equipment, an unconventional method can create%26nbsp;some original art if you fear not. I%26rsquo;m intrigued by the characters in the shadows and the %26lsquo;What is it?%26rsquo; factor.%26rdquo; Peruse the original image and the seven vignettes sampled from it at papercitymag.com, or see the actual prints in person at Deborah Colton Gallery ((November 17 %26ndash;%26nbsp;January 19). %26ldquo;There are moments in time when the unpredictable will happen, you have to seize the moment,%26rdquo; Porter says. %26ldquo;The trip was a gift from my daughter, and the image was a gift from the universe.%26rdquo; %26ldquo;Three Minutes in Mexico,%26rdquo; a photographic series of eight images, editions of 11 per image printed with pigment inks on watercolor paper; 16 by 16 inches, framed $1,250, unframed $975; 16 by 41.5 inches, framed $1,850, unframed $1,500. Inquiries/orders Seth Vaughan, seth@papercitymag.com.


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