Bay Area, California
Terri Loewenthal is an Oakland-based photographer whose work conveys the excitement and wonder of encounter. Attending to the endlessly eclectic forms of texture, candor, and tenderness, Terri's photographs layer the initial spark of seeing with deeper resonances of body and soul, person and place, light and life. Terri’s work is infused with a hallmark honesty, the feeling of serendipitously being in the right place at the right time. Whether through careful staging or spontaneous discovery, Terri's photographs take wing on the beauty and mutability of self-expression. Her portraits conjure an open space between documentary and fantasy where people and places can make themselves at home. With her background as a musician, Terri understands collaboration as the catalyst for her photography. She is less interested in “capturing” her subjects than in communicating and even communing with them. Terri's portraits radiate the infectious sense of being all-in.
Terri is a frequent collaborator with many Bay Area arts organizations like Creative Growth, has exhibited internationally at diverse venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Berkeley Art Museum, and is included in many private collections. She is also founder of The Chetwood, a residency program that provides temporary housing for artists visiting the Bay Area, allowing them to create lasting community with supportive peer networks outside of typical art-making structures. Terri has a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Houston, Texas and is originally from Washington, D.C. and South Florida.
In for the long haul and open to surprises, Terri approaches each commission as a journey. With heart and soul at the root of her work, Terri strives to bring her sense of authenticity to commerce. Select commercial clients include: Adobe, Airbnb, Dockers, Erica Tanov, Fitbit, Gravel and Gold, HP, Mollusk Surf Shop, San Francisco 49ers, Sony, Smashbox, Sungevity, Visa, Wonderbra
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