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Susan Tiffen

I grew up with a camera in my hands, in a house full of art work and photography, taking snapshots. I took lots of photos. But I wanted to be an artist and back then, for me, photography was not art.

My background is fine art. Painting & drawing lessons as a kid, classes at the Art Students league, and attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Fine Art. Raised two sons.  Had my own interior design business and designed a line of wallpaper that sold nationally. I worked in marketing arranging tradeshows, creating brochures, using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark. Someone stole my camera and I bought my first digital camera – that was it, I was hooked. It all comes together with my camera and the computer. The art I create now, the photography based art, shows you my world, what I’d like you to see.

My photographs have shown all over Long Island in juried shows, at Gallery North, Trapani Art & Frame, Barnes Gallery, and published in two books of Long Island Poets & Photography, as well as the cover photo for “Hanging Out With God” Poems by Rabbi Adam D. Fisher.

I still work full time as an interior designer. I teach Photoshop privately, and try to learn as much as I can about my chosen field.

I love photographing flowers, water, landscapes – just about everything becomes a subject for my images. And I firmly believe it’s not what you see, it’s the way you see them, the stories you create in your images. While I appreciate technically perfect photographs, I love photos that tell a story, or create emotion. And I hope that is what I’ve created for you.


Website: SusanTiffenPhotography.com