Tara Lynn Schendel
Photographs, like amber, capture forever a single, elusive moment filled with everything that is happening in the world when the shutter opens and closes. I strive to portray the elegance of that moment- no fussy equipment, fancy processing practices or early morning light chasing. Images find me as I go about my day- no matter how mundane or spectacular.
A Turlock native, graduate of CSU Stanislaus and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, I am part of the last generation to start out with film. I practice “straight photography”, meaning that I shoot full-frame, and strive to get the best images possible without much need for manipulation. I completed formal study in darkroom photography at the Monterey Peninsula Junior College where I trained with fine art photographers Patrick Jablonski and Doran Hanner in the tradition of the West Coast school, pioneered by Ansel Adams' F/64 Group.