avant garden studio

about me

I'm Terra Rathai, a fine art and garden photographer & Chief Artistic Officer at Avant Garden Studio.

My work is fueled by a sense of wonder and a desire to express the  extraordinary beauty of the everyday world.

I started Avant Garden with a blog and 365 Project in 2010. Through that year of intense experimentation, and tens of thousands of pictures (most of them very, very bad), I discovered my own artistic perspective - a process that combines an awakened eye and years of studying art history with my love of nature.

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my artist statement in four words: wow! look at that...

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everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. - confucius