Photo Credit: Self Portrait
She’s passionate about her long-term personal projects, creating portraits – through people and landscapes – of rarely seen communities. One of her projects is an ongoing portrait series, where she presents an insider’s view of everyday life of her adopted neighborhood: University Heights – an area in the South Bronx just south of Fordham Road.
Chantal carefully uses color and light. Using Rembrandt-like ochre and lustrous crimson lighting, her portraits breath the ambiance of the old Dutch Masters.
Chantal is also an educator. She gives individual portfolio reviews and works as a teacher at THE POINT in the South Bronx for the International Center of Photography (ICP).
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