Tash Damjanovic is an award winning fine art photographer based in Toronto, and has spent over 25 years focusing on creating painterly images that explore her fascination with the human figure, as well as two fundamental elements of nature - wind and water. Her work has been recognized by the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards on six occasions, as well as the Tokyo International Foto Awards. She has exhibited extensively in New York, Chicago and Toronto and has been featured in a variety of media, including CBC and CTV. Her works appear in collections in North and South America, and Europe.
“I long for a world that is idyllic. Seeking calm in the midst of a storm and dancing in the stillness of a moment suspended in time. Witnessing nature’s graceful, sensual curves and catching a glimpse of where beauty resides. Finding courage to be open and vulnerable, but also unbreakable. I want to linger for a bit on the edge of the impossible.
For the greater part of my life, I have felt that accessing a beautiful and enchanted vision of reality was an indulgence, a privilege, a lie, and something I needed to earn the right to. I have discovered that for me it is in fact a necessity, a moment of respite, a source of inspiration and strength to confront the world. It helps me maintain a sense of calm, sanity and hope. Accessing this parallel world that is spectacular, beautiful, serene and eternal is my way of finding pleasure rather than escaping from pain. Uncovering its mysteries makes life feel bearable, worthwhile, divine.”