A Brand New Fine Art Photography Experience.
All things colors
My name is Johan Salvador Tavares, I am a photographer and a mixed media artist, a Dominican Republic native, a New Yorker, and now a Texan with a green thumb. I’ve been a photographer for well over a decade now. I started taking photos on my own when I feel in love with a camera given to me as gift back in 2003. I began teaching myself the ins and outs of the camera and learning all that I could about the medium. I studied the camera manual like my life depended on it, I photographed everything that moved and a few things that didn’t. Every now and then I signed up for workshops and critiques to learn just a little bit more.
I wanted to know what new techniques were available to me. I wanted to move with the technology. I bought used cameras on ebay, I rented lens and played around with hot lights. I even took a few cameras apart to try and understand the medium just a little more. All the while I was storing gigabytes after gigabytes of photos. I kept every single photo no matter how blurry, over or under exposed it was. My pursuit of photography eventually let me to the fashion industry where I was able to work with high end fashion labels and up and coming designers in New York. Along the way I met people that redefined my understanding of art and style and helped me moved forward more and more.
Fast forward to today, and I now live in Texas, and thanks to the climate here, my partner and I have been able to grow a beautiful tropical garden, which honestly keeps us sane when works gets crazy. I also operate a small photography studio where I split my time between doing high end product photography and working on my ever expanding collection of fine art photos that I've taken over the last 16 years; The past 3 of which, I have been selecting the best of my photos from iconic cities, to colorful landscapes, and abstract experiments where I play with color and composition.
It wasn’t easy but I was able to narrow it all down to about 150+ images and after that came the process of my treatments. Using traditional darkroom techniques, that are now done with computers, I was able to push the color limits of these photos to areas that excited me and and after an extensive research and development process I was able to build a collection that made me proud of all the work I did and it made me grateful for all the places I've been able to visit.
These photos are meant to interpret my vision of the world, a world full of color and strange shapes. A world full of serenity and pockets of colors that can be found everywhere, painting a larger picture of beauty. I love geometry, I love color, I love vastness, and I love photography so I wanted to bring it all together and create this gallery and see what could happen when I shared all this color to the world. Sometimes I can see something in the distance and I try to zoom into it without getting close, sometimes I get close but would rather zoom out and see the overall picture. These photos are the stories of the places I’ve seen, monuments that are no longer there, and the small places that often fade into history.
This unique gallery houses a collection of limited edition prints featuring vasts pastoral scenes and iconic sights from the Americas, as well as experimental abstracts and observations of the natural world - The entire collection can be mixed and match to create colorful gallery wall combinations. Or go with the 40x50 print for a large pop of color to accent your walls. Every limited edition artwork in this gallery is printed using museum quality materials. Each piece is then signed and numbered, and can be delivered to you either framed or as a stand alone print.
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