Site icon Tourmaline .


I want to create images that people can pour themselves into. Images that represent the human struggle as I personally know it. Real, honest emotional outpouring.

Tourmaline . with her series ‘Survival’ at the Badass Miniatures show, D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, Yonkers, NY

Miniatures serve as iconographic objects. Not real people, places or things, but simplistic versions of such. This allows for abstracted views of reality. The perfect medium for creating visual representations of memories and emotions – abstractions of reality within themselves.


Fabricated Photography, Staged Photography, Narrative Photography, Toy Photography.

The Directorial Mode, Surreal Art, Pictorialism, Conceptual Art.


Tourmaline . captures staged, miniature moments. Time at a standstill in between an imagined before and after. These moments elicit familiar emotions that plague our current times – anxiety, depression, longing, with the occasional bit of joy, and a finding of ones-self amidst it all.

Discovering a love for photography at the age of 14, Tourmaline . began exploring the photography of toys at 17. It became her primary focus at 19, and over 10 years later she’s never looked back. Toys are iconographic of their time, nostalgic to their once owners, and allow for complete control of the scene before the camera.

Tourmaline . graduated from the University of North Florida in the Spring of 2013 with a Bachelors of Fine Art, concentration in Photography, and minors in Art History and Professional Education. She resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and cat.


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Purchase Tourmaline .’s art book, Monochrome|Polychrome here.

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Tourmaline .’s studio assistant, Wolfgang

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Items of Note

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