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Joyce Tenneson

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"If I had to pick a single word to describe what my pictures are all about, I would say 'secrets.' As a child I always had a secret world and my favorite book was 'A Secret Garden.'"

Joyce Tenneson's ethereal photographs of the human figure have been described as mesmerizing, haunting, and truly beautiful. It is this distinctive vision and immediately recognizable style - a mysterious alchemy of sensuality and spirituality - that have brought her international acclaim, not only as a fine art photographer, but in the portraiture, fashion and commercial fields as well.

Using a graceful formal structure and delicately beautiful subjects against painted backdrops, Tenneson creates enigmatic and distant images with a mythic quality. Whether a classically draped nude or a mysterious portrait of a young child and an aged man, her photographs speak to the fragility of life, its poignant beauty - and its pain.