Tanya Alexis’ start in photography came first though the example of her father, an avid amateur photographer. Then on her 13th birthday, he gave her a Minolta x700.
Alexis recalls, “I can still remember sitting on my parent’s bedroom floor surrounded by boxes for my new camera, lenses, and camera bag. I would use that camera for the next 13 years until I bought my first Leica, an R7, followed six years later by my first M series Leica, an M4.”
Since childhood, Tanya Alexis has grown her passion, aptitude and natural eye for photography. She enjoys her work in portraiture, and it has blossomed into a lucrative, award-winning career. Her personal photography work is like seeing into the quiet soul of the world, through her awareness and exploration of the coming together of perfectly timed moments.
Tanya Alexis’ passion, curiosity and patience keep her walking around a city for hours on end, many days a week; aware, watching, waiting for all the elements to collide. She does not hesitate when taking the perfect opportunity to click the shutter, and it shows in her beautiful work.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, Tanya Alexis was born in Mount Kisco, New York, and raised on the East Coast. Alexis studied film editing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
We all see things differently.
The world around us,
much like our perspective,
constantly changes and shifts.
Photography is a partnership,
a form of meditation.
It requires one to be hyper-aware
of their surroundings,
the relationships between all things;
both within and without.
In exchange for this focus,
the universe allows you
to witness brief moments of perfection,
evoking feelings of great joy and connectedness.
I found joy
when my heart was filled
with heartache and sorrow,
(It’s Always a Good Time to Start Dancing)
and beauty when I was deeply happy and content
spending time with my father
(She Stands in Grace and Waving the Stars into Existence).
This body of work is a reflection of
my inner and outer worlds
of how I perceived it all,
one harmonious moment at a time.
Lesa Amoore is an american photographer and visual artist based in Los Angeles, California.
Amoore began her career in imagery as a top fashion MODEL, affording her the opportunity to work closely with iconic fashion photogs and creative teams. Amoore has appeared on the
covers of Vogue, Elle, and Photo Magazine.
After some years as a stylist/brand consultant andcelebrity entertainment correspondent, in 2010 a designer called to ask her to shoot his advertising campaign. Since, her work has appeared in intl. publications (including Elle, Marie Claire & Glamour), for advertising, and on exhibition. Journeying into moving imagery in 2014, Amoore partnered with
Jarred Land (Red Studios) and Debranne Treu to form ALT MEDIA.
Cira lives and creates in Los Angeles, Santa Fe and beyond.
MA Savannah College of Art and Design • BA Rhodes College
Cira Crowell’s highly refined aesthetic transcends the boundaries between inner vision and the visible world to offer a multi-media experience of the web of light that connects all. Detailed illustrations of inner light are the core of Crowell’s work and provide inspiration for her 3d motion graphic animations. Projecting illustrations brings them into the visible world in the form of minimalist “lumenography” in the studio and lush “lumengrafitti” on the streets from Iceland to India. Cira’s extensive travel and documentary work offers a luminous international perspective on the light that illuminates life at every level and location.
Eva Napp is a people, lifestyle and fashion photographer based in Los Angeles, California. She graduated with a Masters Degree in photography from the prestigious Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in London in 2010, joining the ranks of fellow-alumni such as Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Richard Long, Antony Gormley and M.I.A.
Basically a nomad at heart, she travels around the world, constantly searching for surprising motives in the most uncommon places, ready to discover the strange, the beautiful, and the hidden unknown. Born in Korea but growing up in Germany, she experienced both cultures, the strict and formal society of her native Korea and the liberal and hedonistic Western lifestyles of Europe. Being exposed to such diversity has had a big impact on her visuals, views and interests.
This broad view of extremes has inspired Eva to shoot brothels and swinger clubs and investigating the private/intimate and the public/commercial aspects of sexuality and voyeurism. But she is equally drawn to the quieter and forlorn moments that pass by in everyday life, here on our own doorsteps in America or in other foreign countries. Basically a storyteller, her camera opens up a window to a rich, surprising and hidden world that intrigues her and at the same time pushing her to examine fundamental questions about her own role as a female photographer and representation of women as a fetishist object. She has been greatly influenced by the masters of the New American Color Photography from the 60’s and 70’s such as William Eggleston, Joel Meyrowitz and Stephen Shore. These images cultivated the idea of the American Dream and the freedom of the vastness in her while living in Europe. When she isn’t busy shooting an assignment, Eva loves taking her old “Dodge Ram” van named “Mr. Shulgin” out on the open road which has led to the production of the series “The Long Road Home”.
Tasya van Ree
Tasya van Ree lives and works in Los Angeles. Her photographs are infused with romanticism, darkness, intimacy, and a certain lyrical quality. She has always been intrigued by the everyday wonders of the visual world. The sense of expansive awareness that for van Ree is a prerequisite to photography, enables her to capture the small everyday flashes of insight that come when we are open to them, and often disappear before they can be fully grasped or appreciated. Her vivid images are also a testimony to her eye for form and composition.
Tasya van Ree’s photographs have been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Belgium, and Paris in solo exhibitions as well as alongside Amy Arbus, David Lynch, and Gus van Sant.