FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
TINA ZIMMER: only move in one direction...Forward.
I believe your vision emerges from within...it's that spark inside that ignites your imagination.
My artistic evolution began as a child in the desert. Born in 1975 in
Tucson, Arizona, to creative and encouraging "hippie" parents, I
experimented with watercolor paintings of insects and danced among other
children in Native American Powwows.
It was there that I fell in love with my own Hispanic heritage.
Painting piñatas, baking buñuelo cookies and dancing to mariachi music --
every time I created something I felt so alive. Chills ran throughout
my body. Magical energies would flutter inside me. These feelings
encouraged me to continue my creativity and become an artist.
Throughout high school I was involved in art classes, yearbook and
the newspaper. I was never without my point-n-shoot cameras and would
document friends, family and strangers. I enjoyed capturing people's
personas, their emotions. My passion for photography became an
addiction. I decided to study at the Colorado Institute of Art.
In Denver I assisted many photographers, produced my own photo shoots
and included my fine art work in gallery exhibitions. I was driven to
take my passions even further still. After graduation I headed for New
Soon enough I realized how difficult it was to reestablish in a new locale.
Despite the anguish of finding a minimal amount of work, I quickly
found bliss again creating new photographic images. My images progressed
into something they had not quite been before. They were newly raw.
They were empowering.
Remembering my homeland I recall a powerful belief. The Native
American people say that you have to acknowledge your past mistakes,
joys and angers, and never look back - only move in one
The child in the desert continues to evolve.