After spending over twenty-five years shooting for editorial and advertising clients, in 2015 Tamara Reynolds returned to the academic world to gain a Masters in Fine Art. Upon completion of her degree in the summer of this year, she will publish her first photobook based on a long term project titled The Drake.
In “A Town Under Trial,” from our Spring 2017 issue, reporter Nick Tabor relates how an unsolved 1994 double murder continues to haunt a small town in southwest Kentucky. To capture Oak Grove and its trailer parks and “commercial strips of liquor stores, topless bars, and cash-advance shops” familiar to military towns across the country, we enlisted Nashville-based photographer Tamara Reynolds, who was already familiar with the area. Her images convey the tenuous, transitory nature of habitation and commerce in Oak Grove and the unavoidable influence of the military-industrial complex on life there.