Maayan Kasimov’s perception of reality formed during years of living in Israel, Russia and Canada before settling in Montpelier, Vermont. She studied photography at Ryerson University’s Image Arts program in Toronto, just at the cusp of the transition from analog to digital methods. Resisting this inevitable change, she focused her attentions on historical photographic processes, namely wet collodion plate, and worked as a Daggeurotypist’s apprentice.
After prolonged exposure to darkroom chemicals she dedicated her efforts to creating photo-based work that echoes the characteristics of antiquated printing processes, yet employs non-toxic image transfers and mixed media. She strives to celebrate the wonder and whimsy of life.