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Project 52 | 04

In black and white, CT, landscape, personal, Photography, Project 52, Uncategorized on October 22, 2017 at 7:06 PM

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Time for a challenge.  Whenever we get too comfortable in life we are no longer growing – and I feel the need to push my photography skills forward.  The guidelines of this self imposed journey are:  one photo a week; no explanations or stories needed; black and white; shot only with my Nikon D800 and 28mm lens.


…the land is always out there

In Art, CT, landscape, personal, Photography, Uncategorized on December 13, 2016 at 6:28 PM


“Don’t forget that the land is always out there, making its way, doing everything it can so you can breathe fresh air; so you can eat fresh food; so you can move and see and feel and think, and it’s on your side. The world is out there doing what it’s been doing way before you came here, it’s firm and strong and it takes a lot to bring it down.


So from time to time, just go outside and look at this spectacle. This pure painting right in front of your eyes. No one created it. No one owns it. It doesn’t want anything. It doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. It simply is. 

So maybe, try a little tenderness. Just give it a chance to do what it can do. Just let it help you 
and eat
and move
and see
and maybe just try to live your life in a way that doesn’t kill this force of nature
that is just trying to give you a world worth living in. A clean world. A fresh world. 
Paths, forests, oceans, animals, oxygen, water. That’s all it takes.


Just try a little tenderness towards this world we’ve been lucky enough to build our homes on. 
If you take care of it, it will take care of you.” 

[Charlotte Eriksson]



Summer in CT | Tania Palermo | Photographer

In Art, landscape, local artist, Photography on July 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I’m just loving when I can close the studio before dusk …. grab my camera …. and chase the sun. I’ve been exploring a trail that is part of an old abandoned farm. Parts of the land have been leased to a local farmer …. and the corn is getting high. A fellow trail walker last night told me that George Washington once camped here.

Summer Evening | Tania Palermo | Photographer | CT

In Art, landscape, Photography on July 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM

A lovely night for a walk …

ode to | fine art photographer | manchester, ct

In Art, local artist, personal, Photography, Uncategorized on March 21, 2014 at 6:25 PM

So, I pulled into a restaurant parking lot earlier today. The clouds were so beautiful – and by that I mean, moody and interesting – and I needed to photograph them. As an artist I notice that I find beauty in the messy as much as in the perfect blue sky.
After taking a few photographs I popped inside to pick up some lunch. As I waited to pick up my food an older gentlemen having a coffee with a few friends at a table close by yelled , gruffly, to me – “Hey….you out there taking photos of us!!??”

Huh? Without my glasses on I wasn’t 100% sure if he was looking in my direction.

“I saw you out there, with your camera pointed in our direction …. were you taking pictures of us?”

Lol … um, no.

“Well then what the heck were you doing…?!!”

Taking pictures of the clouds. They are interesting.

His whole head slumped down to the table. This was not a practical answer. He was in no mood for my artistic foolishness…lol. He thought I was crazy and a little dark cloud of disapproval and confusion began to form around his table.

I tried to explain about the depth and texture and how in digital photography I could make it into something … but he was all done with me. Shaking his head and rolling his eyes with his friends.

Back at the car I have no idea how he saw me taking the photos. I was practically around the building from the window he sat in…

This image is ode to him …. both of us worlds away from each other in our perspective of the world … but connected in our humanity. I love that he had a conversation with me – even if he did think I was silly

Photographer | Manchester, CT | tree in winter

In Art, landscape, local artist, Photography on February 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Tania Palermo | Photographer | Manchester, CT | Winter

In Art, landscape, local artist, Photography on February 9, 2014 at 5:03 PM

The Angel Oak

In Art, landscape, local artist, Photography on September 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM

One of my clients today was originally from CT and now lives in FL. We spoke for a few minutes about travel and where our favorite places have been. I’ve lived and traveled all over the country and can find something good to say about every stop along my journey. I will say the two Portland’s – OR and ME both caught my attention before I opened the studio here in CT – and I think I will live on the coast of Maine one day. Our chat got me reflecting on all the traveling I did while teaching myself photography – and specifically about the Angel Oak. It lives on Johns Island in South Carolina and is one of the largest and oldest living things on the east coast. One image that I made during my travels (see it here has been a popular seller for me. I searched through my archives and reworked another photo from that journey. The person was left in the image to give you a small idea of the size of this beautiful tree. What’s one of your favorite places?

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