Photographer and director Tara Fallaux studied Film and Photography at various art schools in The Netherlands and the US. Once graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Tara kicked off her career as a portrait and documentary photographer in New York. For the past 15-years, Tara has worked as a freelance photographer combining personal photography and film projects with commercial work.
During these years, she has directed various documentary films including ‘Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Louis the Ferriswheel Kid’. Her most recent documentary ‘Love Letters’, a film about the nearly vanished medium of the handwritten love letter, has its international premiere at IDFA 2017 as the only NL representative in the competition.
For Tara, photography and film provide a platform from which to explore her curiosity regarding everyday encounters. Interested and driven by people’s vitality and fate, a big focus point for her work is to investigate the way in which we perceive and shape the world around us. This open and human-centered approach is the common ground between Tara’s personal projects and commissioned work. Whether she is photographing and filming on assignment or for her personal portfolio, her drive is to tell stories that inspire and challenges people.