Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Artist Spotlight: Teddy Zareva

How a photographer’s lens can break through the thickest of walls.

Visual art, at its most powerful, charges a static image with a fluid and turbulent flow of thought and emotion.

Photographer Teddy Zareva does just that in her work, sometimes aspirationally glamorous, often gritty and raw, and always rich in human complexity.

American Boy

Her work shows a profound understanding of the human body, made all the more impactful by her brave use of light and color.

Green Tea

Look at me like THAT

But we’re particularly taken with Teddy’s series of emotive portraits, which capture those deepest, most complex layers of how we relate to others and to ourselves.

Together Apart

Make Love Like a... Star

Free Hugs

Play You

Do You Have a Light?

Check out more of her work on deviantART, with select prints available for purchase.

Published November 13, 2008




Filed Under

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated