Cheryl Machat Dorskind has been a professional photographer for nearly thirty years. She divides her time as a portrait photographer and fine art visual artist; her personal work includes her signature style hand painted photography, “photopaintings,” and natural light lifestyle inspired portraits. Living in the Hamptons, Long Island, NY, Cheryl Machat Dorskind has also photographed many iconic personalities.
I originally coined the phrase photopaintings for their marriage of my passions, photography and painting. Handpainting or hand tinting is a technique as old as photography itself, one I rediscovered back in the 1980s and helped bring back to the spotlight with my best selling book, "The Art of Handpainting Photographs." Each photopainting is part of a limited edition of 25. They are each handpainted on gelatin silver photographic paper. I then apply washes of oil paints and layer artist materials.