Miniatures serve as iconographic objects. Not real people, places or things, but simplistic versions of such. This allows for abstracted views of reality. The perfect medium for creating visual representations of memories and emotions – abstractions of reality within themselves.
Pictorialism for modern times. Tourmaline . captures staged, miniature, moments. Time at a standstill in between an imagined before and after. These moments elicit familiar emotions that plague our current times – anxiety, depression, longing, with the occasional bit of joy, and a finding of ones-self amidst it all.
Discovering a love for photography at the age of 14, Tourmaline . began exploring the photography of toys at 17. It became her primary focus at 19, and almost 10 years later she’s never looked back. Toys are iconographic of their time, nostalgic to their once owners, and allow for complete control of the scene before the camera.
Areas of Expertise
fine art miniature diorama photography
Tourmaline . graduated from the University of North Florida in the Spring of 2013 with a Bachelors of Fine Art, concentration in Photography, and minors in Art History and Professional Education. She resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and cat.