Maria Isabel LeBlanc
Santa Cruz, CA
Maria Isabel LeBlanc is a photo-based artist working primarily with the black and white analogue process, utilizing large and medium format film. She develops her own film and prints by utilizing two traditional darkroom methods, gelatin silver and platinum/palladium printing processes. She delights in seeing the negatives for the first time when she hangs them up to dry. She describes, “It is like a present, a grand surprise, a childhood Christmas morning.”
LeBlanc’s work focuses upon the interplay of relationships within the landscape. Her main body of work consists of images from the central coast region, between and surrounding Santa Cruz and Monterey, where she has been photographing over a number of years.