R. Leopoldina Torres is a professional fine arts photographer and multi-media printmaker, specializing in black & white film photography and photo-based printmaking techniques. With her photography, she explores “being in landscape” and how landscape reflects how our identity as individuals and a community are formed. Leopoldina’s photographs have been described as a tribute to the Group f/64 aesthetics of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.
Leopoldina states, “Growing up in a multi-cultural home, splitting my time between the lively streets of New York and my grandfather’s farm in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, I felt like an outsider living on the margins of both worlds. In this role as an observer, I found a voice through my camera, turning the gaze of the lens towards both the natural and social landscapes to record the voices of the land and cityscapes around me. Through my art and imagery, I attempt to explore the perseverance of the human spirit, despite the frequent absence of a figure within it…”
Recently, Leopoldina has been experimenting with abstraction and structuralism using the medium of monotype printmaking. She is currently the Exhibitions Chair of the Monotype Guild of New England and a member of the Blacksmith House Printmakers.