As a conceptual artist and photographer, Paxton uses the outside world as a template to create her inner vision. As a vivid, even lucid dreamer, she scouts the land, seeking locations that provide the canvas to etch her subliminal imaginings upon. Using both film and digital as a medium, her conceptual art challenges how we normally perceive reality. Paxton also shoots portraits, as well as publicity and commissioned work; even in this arena, she brings a non-traditional angle. Her portrait poses often invite a second glance as they create a more artistic expression while fulfilling the basic intent of a snapshot.
Featuring "Obstruct" from the series West of 3:00 AM
My Modern Met
Interview: Photographer Recreates Her Own Vividly Surreal Dreams
By Sarah Ann Loreth on February 6, 2017
Digital artist Paxton Maroney has a growing portfolio of conceptual photography that explores the delicate balance between fantasy and reality. Growing up, Paxton was always interested in art, but it wasn’t until she found photography that her fascination grew and that spark of passion was ignited. After many years of vivid dreams that disrupted her sleep, she was finally able to channel that energy by creatively expressing herself using a camera.