Sal Taylor Kydd is a photographer and artist, who specializes in alternative processes of photography to create gold-toned Salted Paper and Platinum prints. Photographing with her digital camera, Sal creates a physical negative which is printed in a contact frame, using techniques pioneered by British photographer Henry Fox Talbot in the 1800s.
Sal’s work looks at our relationship to the natural world, that she views through the eyes of her children.
Sal’s focus has been in Fine Art and editorial photography, but she is also a writer and a book artist. Sal has most recently self published a book of poetry and photographs entitled Just When I Thought I Had You, and has authored and created a number of hand-made artist books, notably Cadence and Late Love.
In this interview Sal discusses her process, including shooting on the East Coast and developing her photos on the West. She also discusses how her poetry and writing help her develop her visual work and photography ideas, which in turn feed her poetry and writing.