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Tanya Diaz started taking photos at 8 years old. Her first photos were with her mother’s camera on a school field trip to the Everglades. This began a lifelong love for capturing moments on film. At 15, she bought her first point and shoot camera, and at 21 she started shooting film, and printing in a darkroom at Miami Dade College. She continued shooting every day, and started shooting abandoned buildings in 2004. This launched her career as a professional photographer shooting architecture and design in 2006. She has been featured in a number of publications such as Robb Report, Ocean Drive, Brickell Magazine, 944 and various others for her architecture work(, and has had numerous TV interviews on Channel 10, CNN in Espanol, and MegaTV, for her abandoned project called Abandoned Muse ( She has worked on sets for MTV and Nickelodeon, and has shot production stills for Caso Cerrado as a stand in photographer for current photographer, Pati Laylle. She is currently a Professor of Photography at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, where she teaches numerous techniques in photography and photo editing. Please send all print inquiries to You can connect with her on social media in the following addresses: Twitter: @musephotosmiami Instagram: at MuseTD G+: Muse TD Flickr: Musephotos YouTube: abandonedmuse Muse: -Greek Mythology Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science. -A guiding spirit. -A source of inspiration. -"Having mental power." -To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. -To consider or say thoughtfully: mused that it might take longer to drive than walk. -A state of meditation. -A goddess that inspires a creative artist, esp a poet