My disclaimer: I am a PhD student, do humanitarian work in Kenya, and am an artist. I have hardly any time to do my schoolwork, let alone shoot! I love shooting, but I'm really limited on time. If it's paid work or if there's an awesome project that I just HAVE to be on, then I can try to make time. Otherwise... Well, you know. School comes first!
Tara Rava is not only my name, but as well describes me as the individual that I am. The uniqueness of my physiology is that I originate from two distinct cultures. My father was born in Russia and my mothers parents were born and raised in Italy. The Italian and Russian characteristics are obvious in my features and qualities. I truly believe that I have become "world obsessed" because I was raised in such a strange family! I was raised in a house located in the middle of the woods without the option of watching TV available; you can imagine that my siblings and I definitely entertained ourselves. During the winter, we go cross country sledding which is a sport that I'm pretty sure we invented.
The other main factor in my life that contributes to my being- is the small community that I grew up in. The close knit town of 2,000 people residing in the beautiful state of Montana has also has a large influence on my personality.
As for my pictures, I hope you enjoy them! They have been taken all over the world with photographers of many descents. Every picture definitely has a great background story to it; maybe someday, I'll provide you with that information.
Until then, I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy taking them.
To photographers: I love getting my pictures taken and being in front of the camera. Humor and comfort with photographers is something that I like to strive for and achieve within every shoot. It allows for a more relaxed environment, which in turn awards ameliorate pictures.
Hablo espanol (mas o menos...depende en el dia! Jaja) y si te quieres hablarme en espanol...que chido eso es.
Boro na milao ellnika epsis...kamya fora!
Eenai disculo ya mena; boro na katalaveno.
Ieedon, ana adros aloga alarabia alan, lkn, ma atekulumha. Faqt, ana atowlum.
Sa3b aqra wah aqthobha.