Originally from the UK, photographer and artist Sal Taylor Kydd lived in Australia and Los Angeles before settling in Maine. She and her family have always spent their summers on Deer Isle, her husband’s ancestral home and then working on her MFA with Maine Media College in Rockport introduced Sal to the midcoast area, which she and her family now call home.
Sal’s photography draws strongly on the Maine landscape, focusing on her home and family in conversation with the natural world. Her work examines our relationship to nature and how our sense of place is embedded with personal history. Working with alternative processes, Sal makes platinum-palladium and cyanotype prints where there is a tangible connection with the natural elements that are brought into the print, which mirrors the content of the work.
Sal has self-published a book of poetry with her photographs entitled Just When I Thought I Had You and has authored and created a number of hand-made artist books, notably Cadence, Late Love and most recently Keepsakes.