About the Book
Tanners work with the conceptual figures exists as a one-on-one experience with people out on the street. Unimposing, non-invasive communications, they are paintings from his studio, they are mobile murals and they are personalities as well. By removing recognizable elements such as race, class, or culture, the viewer is not given specific tools to make easy decisions. The true art comes from the interactions and judgments other people will make. Shooting these figures in different locations around Los Angeles has connected his art world to the real world in ways he had not totally expected. People’s reactions have been surprisingly positive and inquisitive. Photography gives them a story.