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Tami Bahat: Secrets and Lives

“I feel like I’m channeling another lifetime,” says photographer Tami Bahat, speaking about her moody, lush, eccentrically witty Renaissance-inspired portraits. “It’s not studying, it’s more like remembering.” Her Dramatis Personae tableaux depict people interacting with a few carefully-chosen props or set pieces, and sometimes a live animal co-star. Her palette is warm and full, yet the air is slate-stone cold; a world conjured from fully-modeled, high-res chiaroscuro. Her stylized costuming and quirky poses have a cinematic sense of accuracy that matches our expectations of 16th-century lifestyle aesthetics. Combined with the radiant crispness of her focal plane treatment and the bold anti

Save The Date and Preview: “Revisiting Humanity: Secrets and Lifetimes” Solo Exhibition by Tami Baha

Opening on January 6th, 2018, Los Angeles photographer Tami Bahat will present her first solo exhibition titled “Revisiting Humanity: Secrets and Lifetimes” in Los Angeles at Building Bridges Art Exchange in Bergamot Station. The show curated by Marisa Caichiolo will feature new work from her ongoing series Dramatis Personae. Sometimes an artist comes along and you feel they must be the reincarnation of a renowned historic master, or perhaps a student of theirs at the very least. In the case of multiple award-winning artist Tami Bahat, she is certainly channeling an old master painter, possibly Rembrandt or Vermeer, in her signature style of carefully composed photographs. Her work is unmist

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