Tanya Lunina (b. 1973, Russia) is a fine art photographer based in the Chicagoland area where she settled in 2006. Lunina's work is related to both the urban and its neighboring waterfront space in the city of Chicago. She always looks for a personal interpretation of a place and photographically strives to achieve order and balance in her works.
Lunina's photographs have been exhibited at several galleries in Illinois, United States. Her work has been published in three juried publications by LensWork Publishing. She also was the first- place winner of the 13th & 14th International Julia Margaret Cameron Awards in the cityscape and landscape/seascape categories.
Lake Michigan, Chicago... Although it is only a few steps from downtown, the city and its noise have been left behind.
Located on the foot of Chicago, the lake is heavily affected by man; concrete and metal
objects interrupt its shoreline. The altered urban lakefront seems imbalanced with the
vast view of water and sky. But, in a big city, the interaction of man and nature is
These images convey quietness, yet the evidence of urban life. The content of the works
binds together simple forms, created by man and nature itself, and gives a sense of
presence on the Chicago lakefront.