Biography | Tyllie Barbosa
Photographer & Tabletop Director
Tyllie is a Chicago based, food and still life Photographer, and Director. Her beautifully crafted images have been published for well-known clients such as Ulta Cosmetics, McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, Daisy Dairy, Kerrygold, Ziploc and Crate & Barrel.
Her work is best described as spontaneous yet composed, juxtaposing strong compositions with delicate details. Her natural instincts and technical strength avail her to work with the most discerning of brands, and remain a trusted creative ally to always find solutions for the new and uncharted.
Tyllie was born and raised in Bahia, Brazil, where food is celebrated regardless of occasion. From the beach culture of Salvador, to the sophisticated palate of Sao Paulo, she imbibes the Brazilian style of warmth and hospitality, alongside her tremendous talent as an artist and business owner. Sun, ocean, music and meals, never complete without family and friends, became the foundation of rich memories & creative Inspiration she kept close while establishing her own home, her craft, her brand & community here in Chicago, since 1995.
When not traveling, you will find Tyllie and her talented crew, shooting at her 4,500sf daylight studio in Chicago's West Side neighborhood, creating new and exciting images that highlight and sometimes challenge, the latest in photographic trends.
“I feel extremely lucky to do photography for a living. My philosophy is pretty simple really: Establish a highly creative and efficient working atmosphere, collaborate with the best craftsperson, and create beautiful images.”