Lux et Umbra is the creative work of Cynthia August, an award-winning artist currently based in New England. Cynthia’s conceptual, magic realist style reveals moments of communion with the numinous: Nature in its majesty, or a Higher Power, or some epiphany within the Soul.
After a career as a theatrical designer, Cynthia began to explore new avenues when she left NYC shortly after 911. She started her photographic path in 2010, by picking up a camera to do a favor for a friend, and fell in love with the way photography blends cinematic reality with classical art composition. During her tenure as a commercial photographer, Cynthia found herself sneaking off to explore the conceptual and fine art sphere, using Old Master styles and allegorical themes to compose portraits in nature. Since then her magical images have been exhibited in the United States and Europe, and have gained gallery representation.
Paula Estey Gallery