06 Dec Artist Interview: Tiffany Evitts
Tiffany Evitts is a photographer that might be new to the River Region but isn’t new to the art world.
She is a professional photographer who recently moved to Augusta for work and currently has four macro-photography pieces in the 2021 Winter Art Sale at the City Gallery. The four pieces include two shots of a ranunculus in bloom and two shots of a camilla.
When asked what drew her to photography Tiffany cited a memory of getting her first digital camera.
“I grew up in a time without cell phones, so in order to take pictures (cheaply) I would buy a disposable 35mm film camera for special events like concerts or family reunions,” Tiffany said. “I never really thought more about it, though, until I got ahold of a digital camera that had come as a free bonus with a printer my mom bought. I got hooked fairly quickly and my mom, who is an artist, told me I had a good eye. I thought being a photographer sounded like a rather romantic profession, so I went to a world-famous photography school in California. I dropped out after about a year and half, because it was insanely expensive, but I’ve continued to learn through many other avenues.”
Tiffany currently works in Appling, Georgia, where her daily tasks include the care of several horses. In her recent past, though, she hails from Santa Barbara, California. There she worked for the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara and programmed a gallery space with regular exhibits similar, in some ways, to the Winter Art Show. Despite her artistic background this is Tiffany’s first time showing her work in an exhibition.
We always love to know about an artist’s process so when we asked about Tiffany’s camera equipment she gave us the full scoop.
“I almost exclusively use a Nikon D4 with a 80-200mm, although I also use a couple other lenses for portraits and a 100mm macro lens for a lot of the flower shots,” said Tiffany. “I would love to have a 300mm or 400mm for hunting because I’m usually too far away for the 200mm, but those are very expensive. I’ve had the 200mm since I started photography school and it’ll probably last me a lifetime.”
We are thrilled to have Tiffany as part of the Winter Art Sale and we’re looking forward to seeing all that she brings to the Augusta arts community and photography scene. To contact Tiffany for a commission or photography package, please email her at [email protected] or give her a call at 805.698.0292. You can find her on Facebook via her Photography by Tiffany business page.
The Winter Art Sale is an annual gallery event where artists of all skill levels are invited to display pieces at the City Gallery. These pieces can be purchased at any time during the show, from October 15, 2021 to January 31, 2022. The Arts Council will arrange curbside pick up for pieces to make gifting art this holiday season easier than ever. To see the full catalog, including Tiffany’s pieces, please visit the Galleries page.