Talaina Kor uses photography and editing techniques to create surreal and often macabre pieces of art. Her current project, Color Study, began in 2016 as an exploration of the relationship between colors and how they work to support the messages within a photograph. In this study, she experiments with non-traditional lighting devices such as laptop screens, glow sticks,LEDs, and Christmas lights to create each piece. Combining these lighting tools with photo manipulation results in a series filled with rich colors that express the values of light and dark, giving the feeling that the images are radiating light rather than absorbing it. Although each piece is very different, they make a cohesive whole with the style of highly saturated colors and surreal themes.
Kor has gained experience through her studies at the California College of the Arts and School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now resides in Arizona.