Friday, January 4, 2008

Tiffany Teske

Tiffany Teske is my 4th 90 in 90 days etsyian!

Tiffany states that she has loved photography since she was given a 110 camera at the age of 7, to capture memories on a family trip. She studied ballet, creative writing, and art in high school but did not take photography classes. Instead, she was "the after school photography club" and was taught by a science teacher how to use the darkroom. The chemicals got into her blood, and after roaming the US for 5 years (Arizona, Florida, Connecticut, & New York) she settled in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, population 200, and home to Sugarloaf USA, and decided to go to University for.... nursing? Well, yes, Tiffany says that she did start the pre req courses, but fate stepped in, and after one summer colour printing course and some credit mishaps on the school's part, she switched her major to photography.

She graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with both an Associate of Arts in Photography (Magna cum Laude) in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts Joint BA in Art and Photography (Magna cum Laude) in 2002. Tiffany mentions that she drove 3 hours round trip to school, 2-3 times a week, for 5 years! If it weren’t for computer courses she would have driven even more… oh, and she met her future husband during this time, who was from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a 12 hour round trip drive the other direction. She drove back and forth for three years before they married. Now, they live in Banff, Alberta, Canada, with their toddler, Quinlyn, and she says she WALKS EVERYWHERE ;)

It has been a fun ride all along. If you want to know more, feel free to check out the About Tiffany section on her website at

Tiffany's favorite Materials are... TMAX and HP5 black and white film; Polaroid peel apart films for transfers and emulsion lifts; all kinds of paper; fiber based prints made in the darkroom; hand colouring markers; archival mats she cut herself; black metal frames for sleekness and gold gilded frames for romance; silver and copper jewelry components; gel medium; bamboo tiles; poker chips; bottle caps; watercolour paper

Her PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO is available at Her FLICKR account is You can see MORE IMAGES at Her Indie Public profile is


For collage and mixed media supplies please check out Tiffany's other shop It is a work in progress...

Now-----cigarboxbeads just loves the image of the dusty autos in 'On The Road Again'! Check that one out while you're looking at all of Tiffany's other great work!

1 comment:

Tiffany Teske said...

Thanks for the lovely feature!