Today we’d like to introduce you to Tami Bahat.
Tami, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I began my fine art career in 2010 when my photography was noticed by the editor of the U.K. publication Nikon Owner Magazine. The work appeared on the cover, along with a feature story detailing my photography which gave me the confidence to continue experimenting and developing in my own style.
I began to exhibit my work more often and took workshops and seminars of art history, photography, sculpture, and design, further pushing and enhancing my creative vision, as well as knowledge of the fine art world. I currently work with several galleries showcasing at a variety of exhibitions and art events worldwide.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think that as human beings our biggest obstacles are the ones we place in our own way. We don’t know what we can accomplish until we do it.
The very beginning stages of trying new things can be the hardest or most painful; we can doubt our ideas or intuition. I think the best thing I’ve done in my career has been to push through those things I feared trying because I thought I might fail.
I can honestly say that those creations have given me the most forward progress as an artist and have become some of my greatest successes.
At first, growth sometimes connects to fear, and that pain feels counterintuitive and makes you not want to try or to back off. But the moment you can push through those feelings you have the potential to expand a whole new beautiful world for yourself and you let others experience that rawness and vulnerability.
Please tell us about Tami Bahat Photography.
I specialize in fine art photography. I think what sets anyone apart is their unique vision of the world and the experiences they’ve had. Everyone is different, and there should always be various points of view presented far and wide to expand our scope and perceptions of the world.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My parents would often take me with them to meet up with their friends, and I loved listening to their conversations even if I didn’t understand it all. I really enjoyed curling up to fall asleep on my parent’s laps in restaurants while there was a lot of noise and commotion.
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Eric Minh Swenson