Liz Potter has a big personality that is inversely reflected in her artwork. In her series of panoramic self-portraiture, shot with her Noblex camera and 120 medium format film, she acts as a reference point, giving a sense of scale to the magnificence of the Texas landscapes she calls home.
Liz’s work was featured in curated. in September, 2021. She was gracious enough to talk to me about this series and what led up to it.
Liz Potter is a film photographer based in the far western region of Texas. Having earned a degree in photojournalism in 1990 from the University of Texas, Austin, she lived in the city for 30 more years before creating a new chapter in her life by moving to a town with a population of 6,000 and a couple of blinking stop lights.
The expanse of land and sky prompted an expanse in creativity. Working within the landscapes and small towns of Texas, a sense of adventure she had always had developed into an almost insatiable hunger to deeply experience this new region; connecting to it through recording it on film. With a home darkroom she’s able to develop and print her work – crafting further the interpretation of her images.
Her cameras of choice rotate and are often chosen to fit the inspiration: the Noblex 150 is the current darling, but the 6×6 formats, and others, are on call for when the time is right. The end goal, whether conscious or not, is to bring the viewer along on her personal adventures.
~ Posted by Mark Walton