Suzana Stamenovic

(510) 326-7143

My work for the past ten years has been inspired by the ordinary moments and everyday objects that surround us. I think of my photographs as unfinished interpretations of everyday life, waiting for a viewer to move into the space I have created for them.

From street photography to studio conceptual work, I use a documentary approach when taking pictures wanting to tell a story of my surroundings. Once in my "darkroom," editing is where I am most creative, where the painter emerges. This layered approach is what allows me to express a range of emotions in my work.

The often abstract representation in my photographs reflects my love for black and white images, my background in graphic design, and a desire to simplify reality to create a space where viewers can just be. My photographs convey emotion and meaning rather than reality.