Tara McDermott is a photographic artist who explores ideas of beauty and fantasy in the natural world. She holds a BFA in photography from the University of Washington and exhibits at the Columbia City Gallery. Originally born in Long Island, NY, she has lived more than half her life in Seattle, trading one coastline for another. After a 5-year hiatus, she returned with a renewed dedication to art making in 2014. She has since transitioned from straight photography to incorporating encaustic and other media and by using layered film collaged imagery. Her practice moved to Seattle's Inscape Arts Building in 2016. She describes her work as an attempt to create emotive portraits of places, both real and imaginary.
Tara takes photos with a vintage film-based Hasselblad medium-format camera and occasionally with a Zero Image pinhole (lensless) camera.
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