John Dugdale - Self Portrait with Lilacs for Walt Whitman
John Dugdale
Self Portrait with Lilacs for Walt Whitman
Cyanotype Photograph
1999
11 x 14 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 4/12 on verso.

John Dugdale - Shady Breakfast
John Dugdale
Shady Breakfast
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Vespers
John Dugdale
Vespers
Cyanotype Photograph
1999
8 x 10 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - A Moment I Linger
John Dugdale
A Moment I Linger
Cyanotype Photograph
2001
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 3/12 on verso.

John Dugdale - Jacob's Ladder
John Dugdale
Jacob's Ladder
Cyanotype Photograph
1999, Printed 2009
22 x 17 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - Three Easter Lilies
John Dugdale
Three Easter Lilies
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 5/12 on verso.

John Dugdale - Cascade
John Dugdale
Cascade
Cyanotype Photograph
1999
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 2/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Manley
John Dugdale
Manley
Cyanotype Photograph
2009, Printed 2009
22 x 18 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Lilies of the Valley
John Dugdale
Lilies of the Valley
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Alvin's Torso
John Dugdale
Alvin's Torso
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - The Artist's Models
John Dugdale
The Artist's Models
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Self-Portrait with Ancestors
John Dugdale
Self-Portrait with Ancestors
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/6 on verso

Revere Thyself
John Dugdale
Revere Thyself
Cyanotype Photograph
2000
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 9/12 on print verso.

John Dugdale - Mourning Tulips
John Dugdale
Mourning Tulips
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1999, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Parlor Figure
John Dugdale
Parlor Figure
Platinum Photograph
1994
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 9/10 on print verso.

John Dugdale - As I Struggle to Understand
John Dugdale
As I Struggle to Understand
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Untitled, Statue
John Dugdale
Untitled (Statue)
Van Dyke Brown Photograph
2008
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/12 on artist's piece label.

John Dugdale - I Could Not See to See
John Dugdale
I Could Not See to See
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1994, Printed 2007
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 out of an edition of 12 on verso

John Dugdale - Prayer Life
John Dugdale
Prayer Life
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Noble and Tender Heart
John Dugdale
Noble and Tender Heart
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

In the Twilight of Memory

John Patrick Dugdale Narrative account of career The birth of my interest in allegorical photographs began with my first camera, a gift from my mother in 1972. I created a tableau for my first picture: my sister stood under my grandmother’s grape arbor and acted like the Venus di Milo, which I’d seen on Bugs Bunny. My instinct at age 12 was to use the camera to make art rather than to record what was around me. The mystery of being able to recreate the world to suit my imagination and to express that vision through this small, mechanical devise was the deeply held secret of my childhood. It is a notion that persists throughout my life’s work. As an undergraduate at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where I majored in art history and photography, I was asked to work on a book of flowers which I altered to resemble medieval illuminations. I had gone to school with every intention of being the next Alfred Stieglitz, but after the book was published I was surprised by a commercial career in photography that lasted a decade. I recommitted myself to fine art photography after my transformative experience of nearly total blindness due to HIV-related CMV retinitis. My first instinct after my sight change was to share what I saw through my damaged eyes--spotted photographs and blurred figures--which was not satisfying for me.