Every week we bring you a featured blogger or talent who inspires us. This week we’re so excited to share with you Tana Gandhi! Tana is a commercial and still-life photographer based in Los Angeles that we discovered on Instagram and became quick fans of. She has a knack for capturing beautiful moments and often you’ll find us scrolling her feed for inspiration. Learn more about Tana and her blog here.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
I’m a still life, food and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Kind, Perceptive, Hardworking
What Profession other than yours would you love to attempt?
Teaching! I originally intended to go into teaching when I graduated college but ended up in marketing and photography. I still think teaching is such a wonderful way to give back to the community. Regardless of the subject matter!
What inspired you to start photography?
I was doing marketing full time and really enjoyed the creative outlet that photography gave me. I remember one day my friend and I were walking over a bridge and I kept trying take photos of the bridge in different angles until I was satisfied. At that point, my friend suggested why don’t I go into photography? I never really considered it until that moment. Ever since then, there was no looking back. It was pretty much full steam ahead!
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
Instagram and snapchat! While instagram allows me to share photos and my portfolio, snapchat gives me a chance to show more behind the scenes.
Where do you find inspiration for your photos?
Every where! From paintings to mixed media, shapes, colors, textures. 🙂
What do you think it is about your photos that keeps people coming back for more?
I think part of it is being consistent with your voice and offering something that’s inspiring or educational at the same time. It’s also about having a conversations and engaging and asking questions. It shouldn’t be one sided.
How does a brand get your attention for a feature?
If they fit within the scope of things I usually am interested in and offer creative ways to work together, I’m totally interested in hearing more of what they have in mind.
What do you love most about photography?
I love the freedom it gives me and how creative most of my projects allow me to be. It’s given me a voice that often times I can’t express through words.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Ideally, I’d love to turn this one woman operation into a studio with a dedicated team to handle creative projects and day to day operations.