Theresa Tarara


Artist Statement

When I look out my window, am out driving, or walking in the neighborhood, I am drawn to certain things. Sunlight shimmers through the trees, shadows form on a wall. I slow down. Maybe stop and get this, it says something to me. I like how ordinary things can hold many wonders, even the troubling matters can offer a kind of enrichment if patient. My camera is the mediator. I sit and look at my pictures, and conjure into them strange and painful needs, wondrous hopes, fogs of fantasy. I am an artist content to fit into this space called existence. Stop, look, imagine, create. There is so much out there.


Theresa Tarara is a fine art photographer living in Scottsdale, Arizona. She studied at The University of Arizona majoring in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and completed her BFA in Photography at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Techniques she has used to create her photographs are digital cameras and archival inkjet printing, traditional darkroom development, shooting 35 mm and expired Polaroid instant film using antique cameras, and nineteenth century alternative processes like tri-color gum bichromate, platinum, wet plate collodian, albumen, and collotype.

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