‘Beauty in the Simple Things:’ Photographer Who Spent Key Years in West Chester Influenced By Andrew Wyeth

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For Kate Woodman, a storytelling photographer who lived in West Chester during her grad school years, nostalgia is often the main influence behind her images, writes Feroz Khan for The Phoblographer

This is easily recognizable in her latest series, Sisters Americana, which examines sibling and family relationships in a rural setting backdrop. 

“Sisters Americana is a series that was actually created as part of a tutorial on color theory, but really it’s sort of my love letter to both my relationship with my sister and mom, as well as to some of my favorite American artists,” like Andrew Wyeth, said Woodman. 

The artist became enamored with Wyeth’s work while living in West Chester, not far from his home. 

She admired “his perspective on the mundane and the vernacular and finding beauty in the simple, everyday things.” 

The rural, retro feel of the images are from the artist’s fascination with historical architecture. The entire series was partly inspired by a location she discovered while designing the tutorial. 

“To me, it’s not uncommon to design a story around a specific location rather than trying to find a place to fit an existing narrative,” said Woodman. 

Read more about Kate Woodman in The Phoblographer

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