Salad Days –
The “Salad Days” is an expression referring to a youthful time, accompanied by the inexperience, idealism, innocence or indiscretion that one associates with a young person. Coined in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.
The images in this series serve as a visual diary of the more elusive moments of children coming of age in the south. The years of the “salad days” are rich with naivety as well as the testing of boundaries. The work in this series invites the viewer into a narrative with some images depicting idyllic scenes of youthful exuberance and imagination. Others provide a glimpse of adolescence in its unsure, thoughtful or rebellious moods.
As the author of this diary, and the mother of two of its muses, the photographer imbues her memories of her own parallel experiences into the interpretations.
About Mary Anne Mitchell –
Mary Anne Mitchell is a photographer based in Atlanta, GA. She shoots her fine art work on film and prints traditionally. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Her photographs have been featured in online publications such as Burn and Plates to Pixels and can be found in private and corporate collections around the country.
To see more of her work, please check out her website at www.maryannemitchellphotography.com.
All photographs are printed as selenium toned silver gelatin prints by the artist.