Nancy Ridenour is a digital photographer in Ithaca, New York.

Welcome to my portfolio! I take digital images that are then prepared for printing or are adjusted with software to achieve digital collages that I call montages. The montages were initially primarily of the beautiful lotus flower, but have expanded to include flowers from various gardens encountered during travels, Buddha and sculpture images, city "scapes", and architecture at Cornell and during travels.

Many current photos are macro images of flowers and birds.

All photographic images are available in various sizes on fine art paper and canvas, as porcelain tiles, silk scarves, and large banners. You can order on line for printing or you can contact me for a personal touch.

The silk scarves, banners, canvas, and tiles need to be ordered locally from technicians.

Please enjoy your visit to the galleries in the portfolio.


About
Nancy Ridenour is a digital photographer in Ithaca, New York, who produces montages and macro images that are printed on fine art paper, canvas, and porcelain tiles. The subject for the art includes flowers from my garden and commercial venues, sculptures from the Cornell Plantations, city "scapes" in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, overseas travel, and abstracted interpretations of the digital image.

After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in biology, Nancy went to Laos with International Voluntary Services (IVS) as a volunteer to work with women in the villages. When she returned to Ithaca in 1970, she completed a Masters in Education and became a biology teacher at Ithaca High School. In 2005, she retired and pursued a second career as a digital photographic artist. Her Studio is called Lotus Studios to reflect the importance of the Lotus flower in her life and artwork.

While living in Laos, 1965-70, Nancy was first given a bouquet of lotus buds while pregnant with her daughter. Several years ago, she obtained six lotus plants from the Ithaca Farmer’s Market. Those first plants have multiplied to over 500 and now fill the pond behind the studio. The lotus flower, leaves, and pods, and the artistic interpretation of them was the initial focus for her photo montages.