Executive Placesetting



Fortune and the Feminine

In this series my focus is on gender polarities as depicted in popular magazines of the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Fortune magazine depicted (and still does) men’s world of wealth, industry and big ideas. Its advertisements were awash with imagery of invention and executives’ glamour. Women’s magazines centered on the home with all its flowing fabrics, sensuality and a dreamy interiority.

My intention is to deconstruct these images of mid-century advertising, creating narratives of ambiguity with humor and a dark edge, and revealing some of the different relationships men and women have to power, beauty and longing. The images play with the convergence of interior and exterior domains, abstract ideas and the mystery of the female form.

This series is an homage both to the handsome men in Fortune who look like all the fathers I watched in their big suits and briefcases, carpooling to a foreign land; and to the community of mothers who served egg salad sandwiches on the green lawns of suburbia.


Hydroelectric Power

Birth Canal


Nadine Boughton’s background is in photography, having studied at Visual Studies Workshop,
Rochester, NY; Lesley University, Cambridge, MA; and with Garry Winogrand. In recent years her
focus has been collage, appropriating vintage sources to reveal the psychology, politics and
polarities of both mid-century and contemporary culture.

She was selected for the Photolucida Critical Mass “Top 50” in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Her work has been exhibited widely, including UPI Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Candela Books & Gallery, Richmond, VA; Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, Griffin Museum of Photography and GuatePhoto in Guatemala. She was an IRIS lecturer at The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles,CA. Her work is represented by Trident Gallery, Gloucester, MA and is collected internationally.

Nadine grew up in Rochester, NY, under the shadow of George Eastman’s Kodak Tower.
She currently lives and works in Gloucester, MA.



Cape Canaveral


Girdle Dance


Come Fly with Me

R & D Team



Venus Rising


Breaking Ground

Rhapsody in Blue
Summit Meeting
Power Plant
At Home
Sugar Plums
Beauty in Precision
Ball Bearings
White Super Power
Egg Loaf
Pink Miracle
Aladdin's Lamp