Diane Allford is a New York City based Editorial & Commercial Photographer & Photo Essayist. Her work encompasses Fashion, Portraiture, Documentary, and Video. Her documentary photographs focuses on people in everyday life in black & brown communities in New York where she grew up. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts, and worked as a photo editor for international magazines and book publishers. Diane is currently working on two ongoing personal fine art projects. The first started in 2010 titled, Day Trippin In SoHo: Art Meets Fashion Meets Architecture. A surreal fashion and architectural photo essay documenting the urban landscape through the modern evolution of the Designer high fashion window displays in New York’s trendy SoHo neighborhood. It looks at how fashion, art and technology came together when the big fashion brands moved into the area. The second series which she started in 2019, titled, Wall Street: Outside The Walls. The work traces the history of slavery in lower Manhattan during New York’s Colonial times from Wall Street through Little Five Points Harlem. This series of images is architectural based illustrating the connection with American business, politics, religion, architecture and culture using motion, and still photographic collage imagery.
I invite you to follow my ongoing journey and works in progress on my Instagram feeds @DianeAllford, @DayTrippinInSoHo, and @AboutNewYork Diane’s fine art prints and posters from the Day Trippin In SoHo series is available at Saatchi Art