Tara Minshull Cinematic Worlds Photography

Self taught Photographer and life-long Cinephile creating still worlds that exist in the space between photography and film.
Earth Born
I’ve been wanting to create this Cinegraph for a long time now and I finally squeezed in the hours to make it happen. I’ve been closely drawn to the image of humans and nature being intertwined or joined. I’ve been thinking about the relationship between man and nature recently, and in reality I see a battle rather than a romance. But in my ‘Cinematic Worlds’ I want to create new realities, and displace ourselves from what we know to be real.
'Earth Born' is a world that romanticizes the relationship between Mother Earth and ourselves. Where the wind melts into our skin and we grow out of the ground by our roots.

Earth Born

I’ve been wanting to create this Cinegraph for a long time now and I finally squeezed in the hours to make it happen. I’ve been closely drawn to the image of humans and nature being intertwined or joined.

I’ve been thinking about the relationship between man and nature recently, and in reality I see a battle rather than a romance. But in my ‘Cinematic Worlds’ I want to create new realities, and displace ourselves from what we know to be real.

'Earth Born' is a world that romanticizes the relationship between Mother Earth and ourselves. Where the wind melts into our skin and we grow out of the ground by our roots.

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair

—Khalil Gibran

Let Nature Catch You
For a long time now I have been a firm believer in Nature. Mother nature has been my savior whenever I’ve been lost, confused or doubtful. Just stepping outside into the garden or going for a hike in the woods, where I can immerse myself in the peace and quiet, clears my mental pollution. This photograph is a literal composition of the concept that Nature can often catch us when we feel as though we are falling. The fantasy of being carried away by a flock of birds into the clouds, is one I feel we all have shared at one point. So I hope that you feel inspired to take that walk or book that camping trip and let Mother Nature take you under her wing.

Let Nature Catch You


For a long time now I have been a firm believer in Nature. Mother nature has been my savior whenever I’ve been lost, confused or doubtful. Just stepping outside into the garden or going for a hike in the woods, where I can immerse myself in the peace and quiet, clears my mental pollution. 

This photograph is a literal composition of the concept that Nature can often catch us when we feel as though we are falling. The fantasy of being carried away by a flock of birds into the clouds, is one I feel we all have shared at one point. So I hope that you feel inspired to take that walk or book that camping trip and let Mother Nature take you under her wing.




You will find something far greater in the woods than you will find in books. Stones and trees will teach you that which you will never learn from masters.

—St. Bernard

Suffocation
Ironically, this composition took hold of me far too strongly for comfort. I recently found out I had a rather tight time constriction in which to compose more cinegraphs and found myself rushing to shoot, edit and complete this piece.
When we feel the iron weight of time and pressure against us, it feels as though the air we breathe is thicker, toxic even. That our bodies are tied up in the projects we aren’t able to tear ourselves away from.
This dark, deathly image is a representation of the suffocating feeling we all too often suffer from. I hope it encourages you, as it has me, to give yourself a break and breathe again.

Suffocation

Ironically, this composition took hold of me far too strongly for comfort. I recently found out I had a rather tight time constriction in which to compose more cinegraphs and found myself rushing to shoot, edit and complete this piece.

When we feel the iron weight of time and pressure against us, it feels as though the air we breathe is thicker, toxic even. That our bodies are tied up in the projects we aren’t able to tear ourselves away from.

This dark, deathly image is a representation of the suffocating feeling we all too often suffer from. I hope it encourages you, as it has me, to give yourself a break and breathe again.

Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply it’s strength

—Ovid

Shock to the System
This composition was quickly and haphazardly put together. It was only after working on the details of how I wanted it to develop, did I realize what the photograph was about.  This piece invites you to break out of your normal hum drum life and shock your system to life. All too often have we taken a step back to look at our week, month or year and realized that we haven’t really lived life. Being safe isn’t worth the numbness. Take a risk, reach out and shock your system to life. 

Shock to the System


This composition was quickly and haphazardly put together. It was only after working on the details of how I wanted it to develop, did I realize what the photograph was about.  

This piece invites you to break out of your normal hum drum life and shock your system to life. All too often have we taken a step back to look at our week, month or year and realized that we haven’t really lived life. 

Being safe isn’t worth the numbness. Take a risk, reach out and shock your system to life. 

Those who are easily shocked, should be shocked more often.

—Mae West

Strolling through Darkness
I began creating this composition with one idea in mind, romantic darkness. Mostly we view darkness as a physical terror and a mental hole. But I have found that there can often be something wonderful that comes out of being submerged into the depths of panic, fear and loneliness. Strength and determination.
If we can find ways to stroll through the darkness slowly and confidently it becomes a romantic journey in itself and one that has often fueled many poets, artists and thinkers.

Strolling through Darkness

I began creating this composition with one idea in mind, romantic darkness. Mostly we view darkness as a physical terror and a mental hole. But I have found that there can often be something wonderful that comes out of being submerged into the depths of panic, fear and loneliness. Strength and determination.

If we can find ways to stroll through the darkness slowly and confidently it becomes a romantic journey in itself and one that has often fueled many poets, artists and thinkers.

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

—Henry David Thoreau