Tina is a South African-born, Croatian-based photographer, who explores her interest in self-expression through fine art photography. Herein, her love for the visual and deep insight into human needs fuels her desire to create images that offer a unique experience of the natural world.
Tina has travelled to Russia to capture the salmon run, wild bears and landscapes, and the 'Ring of Fire' volcanoes. She also had the privilege of travelling to the Svalbard archipelago region in the Arctic to capture the polar bears, walruses, arctic foxes, reindeer, and other wildlife. Tina's various trips to Iceland gave her the opportunity to capture its green landscapes, volcanic black beaches, diamond ice beaches and icy glaciers. She has also spent time photographing the landscapes and wildlife of regions in Southern Africa such as South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Tina's Fine Art series, Narratives from the Adriatic, captures the cultural habits and experiences of the villagers and townsfolk who have lived along Croatia's Adriatic coastline for centuries.
In her statement about the purpose of her projects, Tina explains that ultimately, it is a way of “processing her own sense of self and belonging”. On a broader level, Tina's images challenge contemporary ideas around identity, place and the human condition. Her signature style and perspective on the world make her work different and unique, supporting her personal philosophy and values. Her interests also extend to still-life photography.
Tina spends much of her time travelling and photographing Croatia's beautiful landscapes while further articulating her creative vision. She is also in the process of completing her MFA in Photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
SWISS ART EXPO:
Shifting Landscapes - Art Box Switzerland
Shifting Landscapes - Art Box New York
Little Treasures - Trevisan International Art (TIA), Bologna, Italy
Travel Photography - CODP Exhibition
1st Achievement Recognition Award - CODP
MA (Fine Art) Photography, Academy of Arts University, San Francisco
MA (Psychology), University of Johannesburg, South Africa