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The Photography Portfolio of Dawn Herlihy Reilly

A photograph of purple flowers hanging over a body of waterHaiku 22

Dawn Herlihy Reilly is a photographer currently based in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. In her photography practice, the artist challenges the medium through traditional and non-traditional means, occasionally introducing digital manipulation and collage techniques into her portfolio.

A photograph of a tree branch growing out in front of a canyonNational Monument


Though Dawn’s portfolio is highly varied, it’s interesting to see how the artist maintains a cohesive style and sense about her work throughout different experiments. Landscapes and architectural elements appear frequently in the artist’s photographs, and though they’re often presented with wildly different aesthetics, there’s an underlying of reflection and exhilaration with natural beauty of such subjects.

The front page of Dawn Herlihy Reilly's photography portfolio

In our previous feature of Dawn’s photography, we looked at the artist’s sharp, colourful images -- particularly those of the night sky. Elsewhere in the artist’s portfolio, colour is used to great effect, though the details of the image are sometimes blurred or obscured, lending to a more abstract impression of a scene.

A photo of the night sky over Sedona, ArizonaSedona Night Sky

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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