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Tatiana Hopper is an artist. Her mediums are film photography, video content creation and writing. You may already know her as the creator of the T Hopper YouTube channel.
I first discovered Tatiana’s channel when I was searching YouTube for documentaries about some favorite master photographers. YouTube is a vast resource but sometimes difficult to search due to the large numbers of “Clickbait” posts. It can take a lot of time and effort to separate the wheat from the chaff.
That’s why I was so pleased to find Tatiana’s YouTube channel. She creates a series of videos in three categories: past and present masters of photography, the photography of people famous for other creative endeavors (like actors, musicians and filmmakers), and her own views about photography techniques and creativity.
Tatiana has created videos about Winnogrand, Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Lisette Model, Marry Ellen Mark and many more. One of my favorites is her most recent documentary about W Eugene Smith. Don’t miss it.
She is also fascinated with the photography work made by people famous for other creative endeavors like actors, musicians and filmmakers. You will find stories about the photography of Ringo Starr, Lenny Kravitz, Patti Smith, Linda McCartney, Bryan Adams and more.
My personal favorite is her series of short documentaries about master photographers. In these 10 – 20 minutes videos she explores the life and work of each photographer focusing on the lessons she learns from each of them.
Tatiana is prolific, releasing several new videos throughout the month. This is no small feat because creating quality videos is very time consuming. Her archive contains rich mix of quality, informative and inspiring content that will keep you entertained for days.
I was so enthralled with her work that I had to reach out and invite her to be a guest on a podcast. Fortunately she made the time to talk. As you will hear in our conversation she is brilliant, engaging and fun.
Tatiana’s YouTube channel, T Hopper, is an excellent resource for any photographer, in search of inspiration. I encourage you to add it to your favorites and visit regularly.
A few of my favorite short documentaries by Tatiana
- The importance of self portraits
- Learning photography with Josef Koudelka
- The Genius of W. Eugene Smith
- The timeless photography lessons from Robert Frank
- Timeless photography sessions from Cartier-Bresson
- The Narrative Photography of Fan Ho
- The surprising Street photography of Sergio Laarín
- Learning photography with Mary Ellen Mark!
- Composition with Garry Winogrand
- 5 photography Lessons from Edward Hopper’s Painting!
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