Tanya Velazco started at eight years old with her mother’s camera on a field trip to the Everglades. At fifteen, she bought her first camera, and at twenty-one started printing in a darkroom at Miami Dade College. This launched a career shooting expensive real estate and abandoned architecture. She is featured in a documentary called No Trespassing: The Art of Urban Exploration by Denise De La Vega which aired on PBS. She has also appeared in publications such as Robb Report, Ocean Drive, and Brickell Magazine, and has been interviewed on Channel 10 and CNN for her abandoned project “Abandoned Muse.” She is currently an adjunct professor of photography at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, and lives in Miami with her beautiful daughter, mother, and her cat, Mr. Pookers.