Tammy Winand, Chicago Member Since January 2013 Artist Statement Tammy is a self-taught photographer whose preferred media are travel, landscapes, architectural, and still life in both color and black and white.
Born and raised in York, Pennsylvania, Tammy developed a passion for photography by her early teens, going through many rolls of 110 and 135 (35mm) film on family vacations and events, and later on her first travels abroad. By 2004 she switched entirely to digital photography.
Her equipment is a Nikon Coolpix S8200. She uses ACDSee 10.0, GIMP and PaintShop ProX 4 photo-editing to crop, adjust exposure, sharpen, sometimes change color depth & occasionally (rarely) digitally paint.
Artist's Statement: "My work focuses on connections. Connections between the past & present, between different cultures, between man and nature, even between colors & forms.
I am strongly influenced by the architecture & arts of ancient civilizations, sacred spaces, native traditions of unique world cultures, & by the power of nature to reclaim what man has built.
My goal is to inspire others to be curious about the world around them, & how everything is interconnected."