4 PM Céline Downen

Céline Downen

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
— Dorothea Lange

Céline lived in Salt Lake City until she was 11, when her family moved to Evanston, Illinois. She returned to Utah for her freshman year of college, where she neglected her studies in favor of photographing for the Daily Utah Chronicle. After a year, she returned to Chicago to attend Columbia College and earn her BA in photography.

Through photography she documents disappearing features of our cultural landscape. She’s spent the last several years chronicling old drive-in theatres, motel signs, and other commercial and cultural artifacts of an earlier era.

Céline moved back to Salt Lake City in 2006 with her husband and now divides her time between taking care of their two sons and photography.

Hour: 4 PM
Title: Untitled
Process: Giclee print on water color paper, shot with a Black Bird Fly toy camera on Kodak Portra film.
Price: $265