Diane Faye Zerr (dm witman)

01.11.2012 in18:00 in Creative,photoart -->


Diane Faye Zerr is a designer and illustrator most known for her tattoo-style stationery and lettering. Her work has been featured in publications such as Tattoos for Women magazine, Inked magazine, and The Word it Book. She has also been featured on many websites such as Oh So Beautiful Paper, and Head vs. Heart. Diane is a contributor for Quipsologies, and Handmade in Pa, as well as her own blog. is a artist living and working on the coast of Maine, and is a native of Pennsylvania. She holds a M.F.A. in Photography from Maine Media College and a B.S. Degree in Environmental Biology from Kutztown University. As an artist/educator, she strives to impart the passion for creating. She has taught photography and the History of Photography at Project Basho, the Community College of Philadelphia, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in private collections.

Pinhole Dreams & Documents…

As a form of visual autobiography, these images document a journey of internal and external spaces, dreams from nights past or those yet to be had. Dreaming and wakefulness, like transience and vulnerability, reflect the once strong tree whose bark is now sloughing, like skin from bones, among wood and earth. Surrounded by the natural landscape, each work is a personal encounter, somewhere between dream matter and spiritual entity. Begun in 2006, these explorations continue to engage me today.

These images were created in camera with one negative exposed using a large format pinhole camera and Polaroid Type 55 film. The images are hand printed to 11?14 on 16x 20 paper in silver halide and toned. Twenty prints are made from each negative.
All images are untitled, accompanied by the year the corresponding negative was created.