AFPS Feature: “Instant Stage”
Ioana Tăut was born in Arad, a small city in Romania in 1989. Starting as a concert photographer focusing mainly on rock and alternative music, adding later on, jazz concerts and festivals, she has photographed significant artists and bands. These include Suede, Placebo, Nick Cave, Jethro Tull, Rufus Wainwright, The Crimson Projekct, Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Tigran Hamasyan, Stanley Clarke, Tom Harrell, Dave Holland, John Scofield a.o.
Ms Tăut has collaborated with a number of online magazines in Romania, Czech Republic and the USA. Since 2014 she has worked as the official live concert photographer of the Gărâna Jazz Festival in Romania – a festival considered to be among the most important jazz festivals in Europe.
In the past years, Ms. Tăut developed a passion for instant photography, which has become her main photographic focus in addition to her music photography. Through her exploration of the use of instant film, Ms Tăut is documenting various subjects in a unique series of fine art work. Her work using instant film is based on a free artistic approach. Instant film supports this approach because its very nature allows for the creation of a specific, beautiful yet almost from another time period. It is this element that is of most interest to Ms Tăut.