About Gabriella F. Tolin
My love of photography began in 2008. I had just moved from New York to California armed with a point-and-shoot camera and an abundance of time.
The more I explored my new home, the more I found myself reaching for my camera to capture how the environment made me feel. What started out as a pastime quickly turned into a love affair.
I use photography as a means of self-expression as well as to express my interpretation of the world around me. I am compelled to compose photographs by what I see in that moment and to gain a clearer understanding of myself, and my world as it allows me to explore fragments of life as an abstract and as well as in conceptual form. I am inspired by the contrasts of dark and light and even color to evoke a dream like state or to lead you into the scene only to allow you to make your own interpretation.
My goal is to use my camera like Alice’s rabbit hole, to open an unexplored world, a moment caught in time, and maybe even a place of curious self-expression.
In 2012 I had work presented at the see|me gallery in New York City. My work was also published in their first compilation of global photographers. My work has been shown along with the North Shore Art League as well various galleries located in New York City and Long Island where I now reside.
At times, I can be seen wandering the Island with my camera, capturing visuals to illuminate the ocular and propagate reactions to my imagery.