NatuRural Perspective is a compilation of photography and Art by Tanya Jacobson-Smith.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt

“It has been said that ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’…I find this to be true every day. There is something beautiful in everything, even decay and death. There is beauty in ageing, in birth, in nature and architecture, the earth, the sky, a brick, a block of wood, a tree trunk, a flower. Some beauty is obvious, some hidden. Sometimes we must brush away the cobwebs, shake off the dust, lift up the rock, move the curtain…to see the beauty…but it is always there…in every thing, everywhere.” TJS

Tanya Jacobson-Smith has been involved in some form of Art since childhood when she would spend hours in her Aunt Jens small home studio watching as she painted marvelous landscapes on canvas or tiny violets on china. She took private art lessons from the age of 8 to 18, graduated with a 4.0 from The Fashion Merchandising Institute of North Hollywood in 1970 and from the Commercial Photography Program at North Georgia Technical College in 1997. Over the years she has dabbled in everything from jewelry making to oils to pen & ink sketching to portrait photography.

Inspired by the beauty of the natural world as well as modern technology, Tanya is currently working on a series of photographic images in which she is incorporating her knowledge of painting, drawing and digital imaging to create unique one-of-a-kind works of art. Born and raised in the small high desert town of Palmdale, California Tanya now calls the small town of Hollywood, Georgia home. She lives in a modest cabin in the woods with her husband of 35 years, Tim, her Australian Shepherd Tayler and Manx cat Mara. She has one son, TJ and a grandson, Eli who also reside in Georgia.


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