About the Book
Off Season explores usually active locations during times of dormancy.
In these technology driven, overcrowded, chaotic times, the images offer us quiet spaces to breathe, observe and contemplate—to bring us back to ourselves.
Each image suggests that ambiguous state of mind in which one is not certain whether something has ended or something is about to begin. In that captured moment there is no certainty, only the timeless hovering of possibility that reflects on the past while at the same time suggesting the future.
The images of Elizabeth Siegfried increasingly have become recognized for their intricacy of detail and sophistication of content. Known for her work in self portraiture and photographic narrative, Siegfried has worked with the historical process of platinum for over twenty-five years and has exhibited her images in Canada, the US, Italy, Germany, Japan and Mexico. In recent years, she has expanded her mode of presentation to include Iris and other archival digital prints. Siegfried has had her photographs reproduced and discussed in such publications as SHOTS magazine, Schwarzweiss, La Fotografia Actual, Camera Arts, ARTNews, and The Women’s Daybook. Her first book entitled LifeLines was published in 2000 and includes a literary introduction by the National Book Award Winner Andrea Barrett. Her work is represented in many private and public collections.