About

Cheryl Machat Dorskind, a professional photographer for over twenty years, shares her passion for photography through her books, teaching, fine-art, and commissions.

The author of two best-selling books, The Art of Handpainting Photographs — considered the definitive guide to traditional darkroom photo painting — and The Art of Photographing Children — the ultimate guide to creating cherished photographs of children — Cheryl Machat Dorskind has also written approximately seventy-five articles for her newspaper column “Picture This” for The Southampton Press.

As an adjunct assistant professor, Cheryl Machat Dorskind instructs and mentors students at colleges (Long Island University, Southampton Master Photo Workshops) and art institutions (Maine Photographic, Guild Hall, Huntington Art Museum, Nassau County Museum of Art) and currently teaches at Suffolk County Community College (www.sunysuffolk.edu) and online at the Perfect Picture School of Photography (http://www.ppsop.com/clor.aspx).

Portrait sessions by Cheryl Machat Dorskind embody the gorgeous natural Hamptons’ light. Whether the setting is at the beach, a park, or a home, the lifestyle posed-but-not-posed images are fluid and rhythmic.

Noted internationally for her ethereal misty coastal handpainted photographs and her playful self-portrait Photopaintings, her critically acclaimed fine-art photographs have are exhibited regularly, commissioned for book jacket cover art (including Ann Beattie’s Chilly Scenes of Winter, Distortions, and Secrets & Surprises) and are included in many public and private collections.

Her corporate clients include Epic Records, Random House, Coca Cola, Hamptons magazine, and The New York Times.

For further information: www.cherylmachatdorskind.com