Los Angeles based Israeli photographer, Tami Bahat, uses vintage props, unusual live animals and simple lighting to create dramatic portraits housed in unique vintage frames. The works straddle the space between past and present in a series of portraits that transcend time but also very clearly speak to the Renaissance old masters.
Her works are open-ended stories, with social-code and gender ambiguity, presenting seductive, emblematic mysteries along with clues that there is more than meets the eye.
Bahat’s work is attracting strong attention worldwide with forthcoming shows in Chicago, Los Angeles and Melbourne. She won the San Diego Art Institute Award in 2016, was first runner up in the dotphotzine Award 2017 and was a recent finalist in Critical Mass and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. Her work has recently been exhibited at The Griffin Museum, Boston, USA; SCOPE NY; fotofever Paris; and Los Angeles Centre of Photography.