First Friday Reception: June 4th, 6-9pm
In a substantial departure from her style of highly detailed black and white photography, Tamara Lischka’s newest series are photographs taken with plastic lomographic “action sampler” cameras. The photographs were taken both locally in Portland and also in France and Belgium where Tamara was visiting friends with her then infant son. The action-sampler cameras are effective at capturing little slices of time in a decidedly low-tech film format.
Lischka has been taking photographs since she was in grade school. Though she was drawn to photography in college, she was equally passionate about the sciences and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1992. Wanting to get away from the chemicals in the research lab, Lischka left her job in biology and to devote more attention to art. Along the way she was executive director at Photolucida, an arts non-profit, headquartered in Portland. Currently Lischka divides her attention between her work, art and family. Her major portfolios include Epikoinos, Figuratively Speaking and Important Things. www.tamaralischka.com