Ethereal Majesty: The Artwork of Molly Holland

Light_Patterns_Princess_Li_and_Column_photo_©_Molly_Holland Light Patterns, Princess Li and Column, photo © Molly Holland

Molly Holland is a New York City based photographer currently represented by the Frederic Moisan Gallery in Paris.

She was awarded Fine Art Photographer of the Year by The Maine Photographic Workshop, as well as from The Camera Club of NY, jurored by Joyce Tenneson.

She was given a personal exhibit in the home now renovated museum- of 19th century pioneer photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron as well as at Texas Tech , and at the Jan Van Der Donk Gallery, in NYC.

Leek, Cup, Princess Li and Candles, photo © Molly Holland

“To me, it is enough to wonder at the secrets.”  ~ Albert Einstein

Still Life Dolphin and Li Sleeve 16″ x 20″ © Molly Holland
Princess Li Still Life Cardboard and Serene Face © Molly Holland
Upside Down Landscape and Princess Li, photo © Molly Holland

“Che fa tremar di chiaritate l’are .”
(She whose presence makes the air tremulous with light)
~ Dante

Princess Li Light Patterns Column Color © Molly Holland
Princess Li and Columns and Hoses, 4″ X 5″, photo © Molly Holland
Still Life and Hands, Sleeve, photo © Molly Holland

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause in wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.”

~ Albert Einstein

Princess Li and Pink Sandpile, 4″ x 5″, photo © Molly Holland
Light Patterns, Princess Li © Molly Holland
Upside Down Sandpiles and Princess Li, photo © Molly Holland

“And there were great openings.”

~ George Fox


“This series is a combination of portraits, still lifes and landscapes. Contemporary yet timeless, reminiscent of the earliest stages of photography. Against the grain of current trends… A decidedly different pace and rhythm in contrast to our often harried, over stimulated life style. Arcadian, Pastoral- two terms that have appeal.

The portraits are titled Princess Li in order to evoke a morally regal person emitting beauty from within.

There is probably a reference to the Virgin Mary myth and influence of Quaker philosophy which encourages modesty, silence and meditating on light. The landscapes and still lifes are more like abstract equivalents to create a particular ambience; an imaginary world that balsams frayed senses.”