Guy Tal is creating Photography
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I am a professional artist, author, photographer, educator and public speaker. I believe that the practice of creative pursuits manifests not only in the making of art, but also has the ability to transform and enrich life, facilitate meaningful and rewarding experiences, and foster contentment and satisfaction through lifelong discovery and learning.

Artist Statement
In photography I strive to create images that speak to wildness - the quality of being attuned to, and inspired by, the wild. I consider my work to be expressive art, in the sense that its primary purpose is to offer visual metaphors for thoughts and feelings, rather than to document appearances.

I work primarily in the landscape of my home, the high deserts of the Colorado Plateau. Over a period now spanning more than two decades, these places have become very meaningful to me; and my relationship with some of them has become as complex as any I have had with another human being. Rather than glimpses of the superficial beauty of the land, I wish instead for my work to speak to a deep familiarity with my subjects, revealing something of my reverence for them and the roles they play in my life. The things I photograph are not just attractive models to me; they are also temples and sanctuaries and multi-dimensional characters in my own story, as I am (surely to a lesser degree) in theirs.

I do not consider myself a photographer who creates art, but rather an artist working in the medium of photography.

Publication credits
My work was featured in these fine publications:
  • LensWork Magazine
  • Outdoor Photographer Magazine
  • Popular Photography Magazine
  • Digital Photographer
  • Landscape Photography Magazine
  • PhotoLife
  • Foto4All
  • On Landscape
And others.
Tiers
Generous Reader
$5 or more per month
For readers who value my posts and are willing to give up the equivalent of a cup of gourmet coffee once a month.
Supporter
$15 or more per month
For readers who wish to help support my freely-available, advertising-free posts.
Ally
$50 or more per month
Contributors at this level help increase the frequency of my public posts by making the time investment financially feasible.
When you pledge this amount, you will receive an autographed copy of one of my currently available books (your choice).
Philanthropist
$100 or more per month
Earning a living in art is not only challenging, but also inconsistent. Independent artists' income ebbs and flows. Contributing at this level helps materially offset the financial risk of doing what I do.
When you pledge this amount, you will receive an autographed copy of one of my currently available books (your choice), as well as a print of your choice sized 11 x 14-16 (long dimension determined by aspect ratio of the chosen image), double-matted to 16x20.
I am a professional artist, author, photographer, educator and public speaker. I believe that the practice of creative pursuits manifests not only in the making of art, but also has the ability to transform and enrich life, facilitate meaningful and rewarding experiences, and foster contentment and satisfaction through lifelong discovery and learning.

Artist Statement
In photography I strive to create images that speak to wildness - the quality of being attuned to, and inspired by, the wild. I consider my work to be expressive art, in the sense that its primary purpose is to offer visual metaphors for thoughts and feelings, rather than to document appearances.

I work primarily in the landscape of my home, the high deserts of the Colorado Plateau. Over a period now spanning more than two decades, these places have become very meaningful to me; and my relationship with some of them has become as complex as any I have had with another human being. Rather than glimpses of the superficial beauty of the land, I wish instead for my work to speak to a deep familiarity with my subjects, revealing something of my reverence for them and the roles they play in my life. The things I photograph are not just attractive models to me; they are also temples and sanctuaries and multi-dimensional characters in my own story, as I am (surely to a lesser degree) in theirs.

I do not consider myself a photographer who creates art, but rather an artist working in the medium of photography.

Publication credits
My work was featured in these fine publications:
  • LensWork Magazine
  • Outdoor Photographer Magazine
  • Popular Photography Magazine
  • Digital Photographer
  • Landscape Photography Magazine
  • PhotoLife
  • Foto4All
  • On Landscape
And others.

Recent posts by Guy Tal

Tiers
Generous Reader
$5 or more per month
For readers who value my posts and are willing to give up the equivalent of a cup of gourmet coffee once a month.
Supporter
$15 or more per month
For readers who wish to help support my freely-available, advertising-free posts.
Ally
$50 or more per month
Contributors at this level help increase the frequency of my public posts by making the time investment financially feasible.
When you pledge this amount, you will receive an autographed copy of one of my currently available books (your choice).
Philanthropist
$100 or more per month
Earning a living in art is not only challenging, but also inconsistent. Independent artists' income ebbs and flows. Contributing at this level helps materially offset the financial risk of doing what I do.
When you pledge this amount, you will receive an autographed copy of one of my currently available books (your choice), as well as a print of your choice sized 11 x 14-16 (long dimension determined by aspect ratio of the chosen image), double-matted to 16x20.