Tamara Hastie - Portrait Photographer, Visual Artist, and Graphic Designer
portrait photographer | visual artist | graphic designer | tam@tamarahastie.com | 928.380.0897

Who is this gal Tam?

 
© Tamara Hastie   

© Tamara Hastie 

 

 
Black Boots, Oil Painting, 24x24 inches ©  Erica Vhay 

Black Boots, Oil Painting, 24x24 inches ©  Erica Vhay 

 
© Jeff Johnson

© Jeff Johnson

Three things about Tamara:

1. She is super motivated

2. She wakes up way too early

3. Loves chocolate

 

 

   "Tamara Hastie got national and international fashion magazine covers when she was a teenager, and was on the path to working in the fashion world as a model. Then she discovered rock climbing, and made a sudden U-turn, embarking on a road trip that lasted nearly a decade, climbing and putting up first ascents all over California and the American Southwest. She lived in vans, trailers, tents, and sleeping bags under the stars.

   You’d never know it, but whenever she got low on funds she’d duck in to the surrounding cities to work as a figure model, posing for high-end art photographers around the country. She’d earn just enough money to float another few months before disappearing again into the mountains and deserts.

   Now living in Arizona, Tamara works as a photographer and videographer, and still does a bit of figure modeling. She has become obsessed with water, or the lack thereof: For the past five years she has been instrumental in watershed conservation projects around the Southwest desert regions. And she’s still climbing as hard as ever, putting up new routes in the Arizona desert".

-Jeff Johnson, Patagonia staff photographer and adventure filmmaker, in the book Going Out is Going In

 

Sponsors and Supporters:

Patagonia- Best Clothing Available

La Sportiva North America- Climbing and Approach Shoes

Sterling Rope- Climbing and Static Ropes

MindShift Gear- Outdoor/ Adventure Camera Bags

Omega Pacific- Rock Climbing/ High-Angle Hardware

Flagstaff Climbing- Local Climbing/ Bouldering Gym

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