Heath Paley

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HEATH PALEY
Mike’s
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 39.5 x 80 inches
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Intersection
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47.5 x 66 inches
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Downtown Sunrise
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 95.5 x 34.9 inches
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Ducks
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 52.8 x 42.4 inches
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Ellsworth Sunrise
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47.5 x 36.4 inches
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Elver Weir
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 68.3 x 30.6 inches
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T Bird
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 54.6 x 47 inches
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Puddle
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47.5 x 57.2 inches
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Main Street Signs
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 54.8 x 47 inches
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Walmart
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 39.6 x 76.1 inches
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Connection Church
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 81.9 inches
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Winter Morning
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 54.8 x 47 inches
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Bridge View
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 37 x 72.3 inches
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Christ's Church
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 85.4 x 47 inches
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Downtown Fog
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47.5 x 80.8 inches
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Congregational Church
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 49.6 x 47 inches
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Home Depot
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 45 x 98.8 inches
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Ifs and Buts
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 54.4 inches
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Keeping Watch
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 42 x 77 inches
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Maine and Water
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 77.8 inches
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Marina
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 68 inches
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Shell Station
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 39 x 67 inches
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Shop Local
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 44.7 x 76.6 inches
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Window Dressing
dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 69.4 inches
HEATH PALEY Mike’s dye-sublimation on aluminum, 39.5 x 80 inches
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HEATH PALEY Intersection dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47.5 x 66 inches
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HEATH PALEY Downtown Sunrise dye-sublimation on aluminum, 95.5 x 34.9 inches
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HEATH PALEY Ducks dye-sublimation on aluminum, 52.8 x 42.4 inches
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HEATH PALEY Ellsworth Sunrise dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47.5 x 36.4 inches
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HEATH PALEY Elver Weir dye-sublimation on aluminum, 68.3 x 30.6 inches
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HEATH PALEY T Bird dye-sublimation on aluminum, 54.6 x 47 inches
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HEATH PALEY Puddle dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47.5 x 57.2 inches
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HEATH PALEY Main Street Signs dye-sublimation on aluminum, 54.8 x 47 inches
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HEATH PALEY Walmart dye-sublimation on aluminum, 39.6 x 76.1 inches
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HEATH PALEY Connection Church dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 81.9 inches
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HEATH PALEY Winter Morning dye-sublimation on aluminum, 54.8 x 47 inches
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HEATH PALEY Bridge View dye-sublimation on aluminum, 37 x 72.3 inches
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HEATH PALEY Christ's Church dye-sublimation on aluminum, 85.4 x 47 inches
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HEATH PALEY Downtown Fog dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47.5 x 80.8 inches
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HEATH PALEY Congregational Church dye-sublimation on aluminum, 49.6 x 47 inches
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HEATH PALEY Home Depot dye-sublimation on aluminum, 45 x 98.8 inches
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HEATH PALEY Ifs and Buts dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 54.4 inches
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HEATH PALEY Keeping Watch dye-sublimation on aluminum, 42 x 77 inches
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HEATH PALEY Maine and Water dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 77.8 inches
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HEATH PALEY Marina dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 68 inches
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HEATH PALEY Shell Station dye-sublimation on aluminum, 39 x 67 inches
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HEATH PALEY Shop Local dye-sublimation on aluminum, 44.7 x 76.6 inches
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HEATH PALEY Window Dressing dye-sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 69.4 inches
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Heath Paley Biography

Heath Paley creates large-scale, high-definition photographs that are explorations of the particular, and the universal aspects, of the urban milieu. His fascination with intricacy and rarely noticed details gives Paley’s urban portraits a more informed understanding of the environment in which most people spend their time.Because it is impossible to capture the grand scope of this complexity using traditional one-shot photography, Paley developed a technique combining focal blending with a panoramic grid structure.Paley enhances the depth of field of his photographs by shooting the same shot at different focus distances and combining them into a single image. He then stitches those images together by overlapping the individual shots into a grid. Paley’s final images can contain as many as one hundred individual photographs, and they have enough pixels to support large-format, highresolution prints with extraordinary clarity. Paley prefers this technique because the exceptional detail and depth of field in his photographs mimic how the eye and brain interpret an image, completely immersing the viewer into his photographs.Paley holds an MFA from Emerson College and an MA in history from Northeastern University. He studied with Sam Abell at Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine. In 2016–2017, Paley’s Downtown series of eighteen Maine villages, towns, and cities were highlighted in a traveling exhibition at the Maine State House, Augusta, and the University of Maine’s Lord Hall Gallery (Orono) and Reed Gallery (Presque Isle). Paley’s photographs are included in private and museum collections, including the University of New England Art Gallery and the Portland Museum of Art.

Paley lives with his wife in Portland, Maine. The couple recently purchased a second in Ellsworth to be closer to Acadia, and they now split their time between these two Maine cities. Paley has since created over forty large-scale photographs of Ellsworth.

 

Press

May 2019
The Ellsworth American
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Picturing Ellsworth with Heath Paley

“Paley’s photographs fall somewhere between documentary photography and art. They’re a composite of dozens, sometimes hundreds of images, digitally stitched together. . . . The end result is a series of exceptionally detailed, color-saturated composite photographs. Many of the images depict longtime staples of the city’s business community: Jack’s Barber Shop (now Elle’s), Home Depot, […]

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