An artisan jewelry journey in color, texture and fun. Beaded jewelry with handcrafted sterling silver is my focus and joy.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Passion in Pictures

A woman with a passion for photography, Tiffany Teske from Banff, Alberta has loved photography since she was given a 110 camera at the age of 7, to capture memories on a family trip. She didn't have a direct path into professional photography, but took a few side trips along the way. She studied ballet, creative writing, and art in high school but did not take photography classes. Instead, she was "the after school photography club" and was taught by a science teacher how to use the darkroom. The chemicals got into her blood, and after roaming the US for 5 years (Arizona, Florida, Connecticut, & New York) she settled in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, population 200, and home to Sugarloaf USA, and decided to go to University for.... nursing? Well, fate stepped in, and after one summer color printing course and some credit mishaps on the school's part, she switched her major to photography and graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with both an Associate of Arts in Photography (Magna cum Laude) in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts Joint BA in Art and Photography (Magna cum Laude) in 2002. She now lives in Banff, Alberta, Canada, with her husband and toddler, Quinlyn.

If you want to know more, feel free to check out the About Tiffany section on her website at

Her favorite materials are... TMAX and HP5 black and white film; Polaroid peel apart films for transfers and emulsion lifts; all kinds of paper; fiber based prints made in the darkroom; hand coloring markers; archival mats; black metal frames for sleekness and gold gilded frames for romance; silver and copper jewelry components; gel medium; bamboo tiles; poker chips; bottle caps; watercolor paper. Her aesthetic is one of ethereal beauty and romance, with a wonderful eye for line and balance.

Take a visit over to Tiffany's Etsy shop and see for yourself what beauty can be created from her passion for photography - it will be worth the trip, I promise.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

It's great to hear about people following their true passions in life... great feature.