I am Tirzah.
I have always loved art.
My mother is an artist and her mother was an artist.
When I was a child, I spent hours copying comics. I would always start with the eyes, trying to get them just right. I would work out from there to finish the whole face. Spending hours and days to get it just right.
Throughout the weaving of art in my life, I have been illuminated and made
richer by other experiences as well. I was born in Alaska and grew up
drinking the beauty of the nature that surrounded me. I have moved around
the country; Northeast, Northwest, West, Southwest, Midwest. I am a pilot
and I instructed students in California. It gave me a different perspective of light and shadows. Morning and Dusk. It also made me take stress and chaos and force them to remain quiet.
Why do I love art?
It calms me and brings me peace.
It is satisfying to take an idea and frame an image that is in my mind, and let it out onto paper.
Photography is drawing with light. That idea says it all for me.
I imagine that I have a pen of light that moves instantly across the image. It kisses eyes and cheeks leaving glowing marks of its presence. And then it skips over the shadows, leaving them to their own beauty. Darkness and light, shadows and highlights.It is catching light in someone’s eye. Illuminating a part of life that is ordinary, but bathed in beautiful light it twinkles the extraordinary.
I majored in Photography and Aviation at University of Illinois in
I also worked for almost a year as an intern with truly talented
photographer, Stephen Gross, at Real Life Weddings in Chicago, IL. Thanks
to Steven, I was lucky enough to have a couple of my photos in the
Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Chicago Social Brides Magazine. I live in
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org