McLowill is an artist living in the mountains of northeast Tennessee. He
works in a wide variety of genres but his social documentary is perhaps
his best known stuff. Mason is native to the Appalachians (he grew up in
rural Kentucky) and feels that these mountains are a major part of his
psyche. Indeed, much of his black & white documentary photography is a
reflection of the culture and lifestyle of Appalachia. This body of
photographs was recently exhibited at the Kennedy Center for Performing
Arts in Washington, DC.
The above series of nudes addresses issues of art, photography, and
technology in regard to the presence of woman as the universal subject.
Mason worked with a computer to produce these images from black and white
negatives and although some of the above shots look to be produced from
two or more images, Mason says each piece is from a single image. All work
was produced and color was added via his computer using Adobe PhotoShop.