Rama Tiru’s artistic journey began early in her life with her childhood pursuits of painting, music and dance. As an adult, she poured her artistic passion into photography, transforming people and places captured during her global travels into striking images through her artistic vision. She still believes that her journey is just beginning with her sojourn into digital art.
Rama has continued to enjoy photographing people and places all over the world.
She has the honor of being the First Woman Industrial Photographer of India. She was privileged to be the first woman Founder Member, Treasurer and Vice Chair-person of the Advertising and Industrial Photographers Association of India -South. Rama moved to the USA in 1997
Rama Tiru has been a photographer for the last 30 years with expertise in commercial/industrial photography for many successful campaigns and companies in India. Her art photography evolved from her prowess in classic commercial photography and portraiture, and her technical expertise in Digital techniques. Her creative experimentation with a variety of lighting techniques and photography of specific installation themes has lead to breathtaking and unique visions of mundane objects.
Rama’s philosophy and thinking processes are expressed clearly through the simple and rhythmic lines in her art. Her signature art pieces are saturated photographic images, painterly in effect. Her digital techniques have been honed over the last 15 years, are used to transform her own photographic images with digital painting and sometimes hand painting to create stunning collages. The resulting photomurals have been displayed in a variety of corporate buildings and hotel lobbies.
Her more recent breath-taking works of Tibet, Thailand, India, Japan, Peru, Bolivia have been showcased in various venues. They were showcased at the Asian American Resource Center in 2015. She has experimented with alternate image processing and transfers on fabric, wood and metalsheets.
Rama Tiru is sharing her expertise in digital techniques and photography as an Adjunct Professor at the Austin Community College.
Rama has successfully published a photo documentary Coffee Table book – Austin East of I-35 with images and interviews of the people of East Austin. The book is an expression of East Austin community’s culture, which has a personality of its own that reflects the history through its residents’ life experiences. The diversity expressed through neighborhoods, homes, and eateries businesses and art together form the core of the community. The community is diverse yet cohesive and strong through the underlying thread of sharing the same living space and lifestyle. I recognize all this and hope the book will be published by end of October 2009.
The book has great media reviews and is available in all the bookstores and gift stores in Austin. Rama donated copies of the book to all the middle and high schools of Austin ISD.