Tanya Akin (1968) was born in the United States and is currently residing in the Netherlands.
"I strive to find peace in the simplicity and solitude inherent in complex entities, stripping
them of distractive features such as color and completeness. Often focussing on a minute detail of
an otherwise complicated object, my photography tries to depict the beauty found in ordered chaos.
Complex and bewildering objects receive their initial serene beauty when observed from
another perspective, most especially not in their entirety. I feel a sense of platonic
elementariness when perceiving a part of a whole, which through its own strength of expression
is able to convey an understanding of its original wholeness, the original idea."