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TJ Tambellini: Year West (detail)

Work / Photography

TJ Tambellini’s abstract images capture the hyperreal everyday of LA

In his vivid series Year West, photographer TJ Tambellini allows us to revel in the abstract with beautifully cropped close-ups. On first glance this series is centred on the hyperreal quality of the everyday, but beyond the aesthetics this personal project signifies change for the photographer. “These photos were taken a year after moving to Los Angeles, a pivotal moment where I noticed a shift in style and medium, creating a more sculptural product.”

Capturing pools, tropical plants, shiny plastics and vibrant walls, the images coalesce into a stream of contrasting textures and patterns. The colours are fantastic and everything pops with so much vigour and radiance. With such a defined style, it’s interesting to see TJ adopting this visual language in subsequent projects for instance in his ongoing project, Court Yard.

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