Tanja Milbourne is a photographer and artist.
In her professional capacity as commercial photographer, working in architecture, she knows exactly how to frame a space and what to change about her position, optics, the furniture or styling to achieve a desired effect.
She works with spaces and buildings every day, so her creative process regularly takes the exhibition site (or part thereof) as the base subject matter for the work to be shown there. This creates a sense of familiarity and engages the viewer directly within the structure and context of their own presence in the space. It encourages a critical examination of the presented work and the act of seeing.
As tools and to understand the process of perception, she is very interested in social psychology, incorporating subtle elements to stimulate cognitive bias, priming and associative coherence to enhance the effectiveness of her work.