Shoebox Conversations: Scott Tansey

Shoebox Conversations: Scott Tansey

Shoebox Conversations: Scott Tansey

Welcome to Shoebox Conversations. Our Shoebox PR team, Kristine Schomaker, Sheli Silverio and S. Vollie Osborn, are meeting up with artists via Zoom to discuss their art practice, new work, upcoming exhibitions, and more.

Please meet Scott Tansey

I have been taking photos as a serious pursuit for over 40 years. I became hooked on the panoramic format in 1977 when I purchased a 6 x 17 camera. Panoramic views are wide views, but not wide-angle images. A panoramic image is described as an image where the longer side has an aspect ratio of at least 2:1. Most of my images have a greater aspect ratio than 2:1. Since then, I have concentrated on the panoramic format. In the early 1990’s, I started submitting panoramic images to a stock agency, Panoramic Images. My photos have been published in a wide range of media, including annual report covers, Consumer Reports and Audubon Magazine.

Although I have been taking photographs for over 40 years, all the images on this website have been created since 2010. That year I purchased a medium format digital camera. I discovered that could make images with that camera that equalled or surpassed the images that were created with my 6×17 analogue camera. Furthermore, I am able to control the entire process from image capture though the print; while in my analogue days, I was able only to control the image capture. Also, I became more productive with the digital camera than I was with the analogue cameras. I could experiment more. Not all of my experiments were successful, but a great percentage were. This allowed me to grow as a photographer.

https://scotttanseyphotography.zenfolio.com/

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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