Fine Art Photography
Tanya Aviva Sillers
Having always learned visually and taken in more by seeing than any of the other senses, I’ve seen humanity’s expressions, postures and the slant of our shadows. My work expresses the tone of urban life flashing by while allowing myself and others to feel a part of it. Photography has given me extraordinary freedom to capture this. I feel it is the responsibility of the artists to reveal beauty and I try to show a balance of strength and subtlety in my pictures that reflects the living beauty of our world.
My pictures are taken with traditional photographic film using a 35mm single lens reflex camera. The images are at times skewed or out of focus to reveal the movement of life in even the most still of subjects. The best of the resulting images are cropped and scanned at high resolution to be printed on arches watercolour paper using archival inks in limited editions. This creates prints that last longer than traditional photographs while giving a wonderful sense of living texture.