Women In Photography
Christine Triebert's Career--A Balancing Act
Christine Triebert was looking for a different way to photograph the landscape, an alternative process that would be more subjective in nature, more abstract. She wanted to continue working in silver since it would give her the opportunity to use the toners and formulas she had spent years learning to develop and understand. An interest in hand-coated silver emulsions led her to seek out and experiment with a printing process that would use the same array of toners, but would give her work a distinctly different look from previous prints in which she did a lot of selective toning and bleaching. These were small-scale custom toned silver prints that she exhibited in galleries and exhibitions around the Northeast and that recently have been released in the form of note cards, calendars, and posters by a large commercial publisher.
Triebert, a graduate of the
Art Institute of Boston, worked for 10 years as a graphic designer.
In '90 she moved to Vermont, opened a studio, and ran a successful
design business. Until that time photography had been a private thing,
but shortly after the move Triebert began to exhibit her personal images.
As graphic design moved closer and closer into the realm of computer
technology, Triebert's interest faded and she began to think about
ways to focus on her photography and to market her work. "I never
wanted to become a commercial photographer so in '95 I decided
to design a beautiful cover and to package some of my images as note
cards. I started with a series on Vermont and another on Cape Cod since
those were the places I knew and photographed."