Joshua Tann

Joshua Tann is a photographer residing in California. He loves creating images from his surroundings, particularly when he travels. He believes that photography is the best medium for his artistic work because it gives him the most creative freedom. Most of his photographic images are influenced by his love of travel, art and architecture, something that was nurtured throughout his youth and adulthood. His childhood goal to be an architect was derailed by life circumstances, but his love and interest in architecture continued throughout his life. In 2011 photography became his medium to express this passion, despite his profession as a psychotherapist.

​His architectural influence ranges from the Renaissance and Gothic periods of the Italian duomos and palazzos to the modern design lines of Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry and Michael Graves.

Although architecture is the basis of his photographic work, he is starting to develop interests in other subject matters in photography based on its visual perspective. This includes street photography, where humanity can become the main subject in the context of its architectural environment.

He received a certificate in Professional Photography from the New York Institute of Photography and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University as his formal education.

He had shown his work in several curated local and international exhibitions. He had exhibited at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, LA Artcore in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Black Box Gallery in Portland, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, 5thBase Gallery in London, ICA Gallery in Tokyo and the International Art Fair in Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. He was also selected by several international photography competitions for their awards.

Artist’s Statement

My creative process starts with an inspiration and involves many factors in addition to the aesthetics, such as the relationships between lighting and structures or angles and environment. From here I would find the essence, or “soul” of the photograph, usually after many shots of the same image, with different factors applied. A final photograph would emerge from this process as the expression of my creative interpretation of that image with the hope of inspiring the viewing public.