My photography is intellectual. It captures the human condition and twists it to tell stories through 2-dimensional photographs created by fragments of many photographs. I do not stop at the making of the photograph. I further print these montaged unified fragments and apply processes, like cyanotype, photogravure, and 3-D reductive printmaking, to help better express their conceptual intent.
My work revolves around family, sociology, and the human condition. I like to think of photography as a starting point in my art making process. What begins in the camera does not stay the way it was captured. Finding the deeper meaning to humanity, life and traumatic situations inspires me to educate the public through the process of making art.
Cathy Immordino grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis where she was exposed to the arts before she even spoke a word. Around the age of five, she was gifted a Polaroid instant camera to help occupy her time as her bones healed from a destructive car accident. That was when Cathy developed a keen eye for the arts and noticed the world around her differently.
It wasn’t until after a career as an entertainer that Cathy considered her photography as more than just a hobby. In 2008, her first assignments were to photograph the nightlife of Los Angeles at places like the Playboy Mansion and stadiums turned into massive raves. Cathy grew out of photographing the nightlife as soon as she discovered fine art and the possibilities of digital manipulation.
In 2009, Cathy began exhibiting her work in galleries and online exhibitions. As an emerging photographer, she was one of 160 Los Angeles photographers featured in the 2010 Month of Photography Los Angeles, better known as MOPLA. Cathy hopes to one day take over the fine art of photography world with a unique edge to make a name for herself in this world.
Cathy Immordino is a Los Angeles based photographer. She is currently working toward getting a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree at Academy of Art University.
Los Angeles Center of Photography
Los Angeles Art Association
The Center (Sante Fe, NM)
Society of Photographic Educators