Tytia Habing is a fine art documentary and portrait photographer based in southern Illinois, very near where she grew up on a working farm. Having spent most of her adult life living in the Cayman Islands, she moved back to her roots a few short years ago. She holds degrees in both horticulture and landscape architecture and is a self taught photographer. Tytia’s work has been exhibited internationally and has been published in Lenscratch, Black + White Magazine, The Sun, Shots Magazine and National Geographic to name but a few. Most notably, her work has been featured on CNN and shortlisted for the Black and White Photographer of the Year 2015 sponsored by Leica, Critical Mass 2015, LEAD Awards 2016 and HEAD ON Photo Awards 2017.
In her own words:
I am a self taught, natural light photographer, nearly 20 years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I’ve since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I can’t seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect…at least that’s what my degree’s tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene.
All images © Tytia Habing