Carol Colby Tanenbaum
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Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different." Albert Szent-Gyorgy 

 

As a photographer, I try to show the basics of a form, even as I ask you to question what you are seeing.

 

I like to take my subjects out of context, or change their perspective. Most of my work falls into two categories: abstract or informal/candid. With the abstract images, I find that I'm always seeing something new, even in things I’ve seen many times. In the informal images, I look for the angle, the perspective, that's just a bit different. Here again, something most people don't see.

 

When I photograph individuals, I look for an unguarded moment, to show vulnerability or strength. If I am photographing buildings or locations, I try to alter the viewer’s line of sight in some way, to offer another perspective of what they’re actually seeing

 

I don't believe in manipulating my images, other than an occasional adjustment in color or cropping. I want you to see what I see. By doing so, I hope to open your eyes to the sensuality and complexity of objects usually rejected as abandoned, decayed or deteriorating. I try to bring fantasy to an everyday situation or environment within its ordinariness.

 

This is the way I see things. Perhaps you will see them differently. As long as they are pleasing, or provocative, or merely interesting, you will have shared a brief moment of my visual journey.

 

May your journey be safe, and always filled with excitement and wonder.


Rain Room LACMA 2016
FLAMENCO!
OMAN BEACH SANDS
CUBA 2016
CUBA in BLACK & WHITE 2016
CHILDREN of HAVANA 2016
CUBA -- 2015
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, NYC
NEW YORK in BLACK & WHITE and COLOR
SOLHEIMAJOKULL ICELAND GLACIER 2011
TREES, BRANCHES and LEAVES
LINCOLN CENTER at NIGHT 2014
DETROIT JULY 2013
Destruction Construction Part I
Destruction/Construction Part 2
Kunming Yunnan Yen Xiaocen Art Museum May 2011
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Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different." Albert Szent-Gyorgy 

 

As a photographer, I try to show the basics of a form, even as I ask you to question what you are seeing.

 

I like to take my subjects out of context, or change their perspective. Most of my work falls into two categories: abstract or informal/candid. With the abstract images, I find that I'm always seeing something new, even in things I’ve seen many times. In the informal images, I look for the angle, the perspective, that's just a bit different. Here again, something most people don't see.

 

When I photograph individuals, I look for an unguarded moment, to show vulnerability or strength. If I am photographing buildings or locations, I try to alter the viewer’s line of sight in some way, to offer another perspective of what they’re actually seeing

 

I don't believe in manipulating my images, other than an occasional adjustment in color or cropping. I want you to see what I see. By doing so, I hope to open your eyes to the sensuality and complexity of objects usually rejected as abandoned, decayed or deteriorating. I try to bring fantasy to an everyday situation or environment within its ordinariness.

 

This is the way I see things. Perhaps you will see them differently. As long as they are pleasing, or provocative, or merely interesting, you will have shared a brief moment of my visual journey.

 

May your journey be safe, and always filled with excitement and wonder.