My work celebrates beauty, hidden in all the usual and sometimes unusual places. Inspiration abounds in wind, metal, glass, water, fire, earth, flora and fauna.
As I go about my daily life, whether I am close to home or far away, it is both a challenge and a source of excitement to choose to see with new eyes. It requires pausing and diving deep into a particular point in space and time. Focusing on form, colour and contrast, to the exclusion of everything else, is a magical feeling.
The captured images are often entirely stripped of their context, their source at times a mystery and their appearance open to interpretation. What remains is elemental, sensual and unexpected, and offers the possibility that our experience of reality can be completely redefined.
Tash Damjanovic is a Toronto-based fine art photographer, and has spent over 25 years focusing on creating abstract, painter-like images that are inspired by the fundamental elements. Her works have been exhibited in numerous shows and venues in Canada, and appear in private collections across North America, South America and Europe. Her work has been featured in a variety of local print and TV media.
â€œI avoid straight lines, and my career is a case in point. I was initially trained in the Natural Sciences, then received degrees in Psychology & Philosophy, and subsequently completed my MBA. Five years after that, I completed the program that launched my artistic career and that I ought to have done first and foremost â€“