Tanya Zani – Portraits/Abandoned

Even the simple and mundane should be celebrated.

Photographs ©Tanya Zani

Tanya allowed me to create these diptychs of her portrait work and interiors of abandoned buildings. Whether or not they accurately represent her work, I’m not sure. That’s why you should take a stroll through her website.

Tanya Zani was born and raised in Rochester, NY where she was exposed to photography from an early age. After spending most of her teenage years in various darkrooms, she moved to San Francisco in 1994 to complete her BFA. Feeling momentarily disenchanted with the prospect of entering “reality” after college—she moved to Italy indefinitely with a suitcase, her camera, and 50 rolls of film to document her stay. Returning to the dot-com boom in S.F. in 1999 she pursued a successful career in Graphic Design until rediscovering her passion for photography. Tanya currently lives in Upstate NY, where she works peacefully on her Fine Art photography.


  • Arlene666

    Diptychs were unnecessary.

  • Arlene333

    breathtaking and compelling. brilliant storytelling Tanya!

  • Arlene de Leon

    heartfelt portraitures! LOVE them all.