My name is Tawni Blamble and photography has been a part of my life from a very young age. I was given my first SLR right after college and bought my first digital camera while in Japan before digital cameras even hit the mainstream U.S. market.
My art has been influenced by Impressionist painters such as Monet and Van Gogh and current painter Charles Penley, however, my college art professor, Gene Massin, had the biggest influence on my work. He taught me to focus my drawings on a small part of a large object and find the beauty in those details and I feel I have carried his wisdom over to my photography. I enjoy capturing small, tiny things in my photos - things that are typically overlooked. My message in my photos is one that my late sister taught me…there is beauty in things you look at everyday if you just slow down and look closely. I want people to look at my photos and say “Wow! I didn’t see that when I looked at it!”
I enjoy capturing the patterns in everyday things, using the contrast of light and dark to capture feelings, however, my favorite photos are ones in which I capture bright colors. I think I developed this love for bright colors from living in Miami for so many years with the brightly painted houses and the way the bright sunlight intensifies the color against the stark blue sky and white sand.
My current passion is the challenge of capturing motion, whether it is kids playing sports, birds in flight, candid portraits or flowers swaying in the breeze, and stopping it in time.