My recent photographic experience with TJ was wonderful. He captured my essence. I have photographed beautifully all my life, but at 70 it is really getting harder. Your smile changes and when you smile big your eyes become little slits. Hooray! A board on which I am a trustee suggested I might want to have a more professional photograph taken so I charged TJ with this project. He so exceeded my expectations. I am thrilled.  I think he captured the real me and I never thought I would be so pleased with a professional photograph of me again. Thank you TJ for being such a gifted creative. The experience was amazing. 

Ruth Westreich, The Westreich Foundation


Our photography session yesterday took me to a world beyond physicality. It was fascinating to experience how your attention to the "inner" world, bought out the best of my "outer" look! 
Your dexterity to play every note of the music of camera made my experience of being photographed, a journey to the symphony of my diversity. From communicating trust to my potential clients to coming out of meditation land where there is love for all, you captured every move, every mood, and the true essence of that who is me. 

I thank you for bringing mindfulness to the art of photography. You are now the official photographer of the heart, where everyone is beautiful regardless of their look!
I am thrilled with these photos and grateful for your work.
Words fail me when I attempt to communicate my gratitude.
Mitra M.   http://www.aram3.com/
 

 "Having TJ photograph you is an experience unlike any other! He understands that what shows up in a photo comes from inside you. His work begins there, with letting what's inside of you out and then capturing that. I've never met another photographer (and I worked with many during my years in the advertising business) who understood this so completely. As a result, the photos he takes are something completely other than the usual portrait. They are reflections of who you are inside as well as out."
Sharon Rich   
www.leadershipincorporated.com


"Showing up for life so fully, so exuberantly that it is an invitation to be filled over and over again.” This phrase was a gift from my higher Self, invited into my slumber the night before the photoshoot with TJ Devadatta. Surrounded by the majestic beauty of Joshua Tree Park and held so divinely by TJ Devadatta’s loving presence, I was invited to over and over again tap into this fullness of receiving, awe, my own nuanced being, and expression; a witness to the endless bounty of life filling me. This journey to see myself through the camera lens, through the creative laughing delight of the artist, to step into the fullness of being, uninhibited, no agenda for the final product, played out with pure flow, pure joy.”  Amy Chadwick, ND


When I first saw Devadatta’s photography, I was immediately captivated by his great sensitivity to minute details which initially spoke to me of the school of Dutch still life painters. 
However, unlike the Dutch masters, Devadatta’s images, whether the subject is floral, crystal, water, wildlife, landscape or portrait, has a certain quality of light that simply glows from the inside. I knew immediately that I had to use Devadatta’s light inspired photography as a metaphor and example of the inner transformation and glow I see working as a healer and personal coach with my clients when they have the epiphany of a big “ah ha” moment. When I see them make an inner breakthrough that had previously held them hostage for years and the light bulb goes off, accompanied by a lifting of past heaviness, this is the same Divine awakening that Devadatta captures in his photography. I feel honored and blessed to have met Devadatta and to now be able to collaborate with him, offering my clients Inner Light Inspired Portraits, to capture in photography the inner transformation we achieve working together. 

Dianne Porchia, MA
Porchia’s W.I.S..H. – Whole Integrated Self Health

Path to Healing, Loving & Living Consciously
www.porchiaswish.com


I don’t need to see the pictures to be certain that the photo shoot TJ just completed will produce the best portraits ever. How do I know that? It’s because, over the course of a four-hour, outdoor shoot in multiple locations, TJ  was totally focused on finding backgrounds that would be both beautiful and expressive of me; on the quality of light; and on helping me to invoke, within myself, authentic feelings of what I most want to express to others. Not once did he ask me to smile! His method is to capture his subjects at their most authentically expressive, and he has the extraordinary personal gift, like a great acting coach, of being able to help his subjects connect with their own feelings.

The time we spent together was pure pleasure. It is a joy to observe a master artist at work, and a privilege to benefit from that mastery. TJ  is a delightful companion, profoundly giving, caring, and considerate. As an artist, he seems egoless, aiming to discover the truth of his subject rather than expressing his own point of view. I learned a lot about myself during our time together, enjoying every minute. Results: Amazing. at least five of the best photos ever taken of me. 
The more I look, the more astonished I am by the quality of your work.    S.S.


As soon as I saw TJ I could feel that his heart was full of love. He has so much passion for what he does. He sees your beauty. I started to become free and comfortable in front of the camera. I forgot we were even shooting it felt so natural. Then, the way the photographs turned out - I couldn't believe I was staring at myself. I couldn't believe how captivating they were. Wow, amazing!!! I’m obsessed. TJ is an artist with a gift.
[...] Your photographs have changed my life. Thank you for doing what you do – it is a massive gift for the world.  

Ashlee Shearer
www.circlesacademy.org


I needed pictures of myself for professional and other reasons for quite some time. I was looking for the image that portrayed what was really “me”. One day I had the opportunity to go on a quest for that kind of image with TJ Devadatta. And what a quest it was. He inspired me to dance, to laugh, and to move with great ease. I never had so much fun “posing” for a picture. TJ captured many images – portraits that were delightful, wondrous, light-filled. He captured an entire bouquet of photographs that was more than an image of a person. He caught the reflection, the beauty, and strength of the inner world. I wondered how did TJ do it? I then realized it was not about what TJ did, but who he is. Many photographers can shoot great pictures - doing everything right technically. But a master photographer is about the relationship between the artist and the subject. It is TJ’s ability to engage you with authenticity that brings out the true best of you in the moment and allows it to be caught on “film”. Add to that a deep imagination and creative way of seeing the world and the result is…  My portrait, as I always hoped others would see me.

Marigold, NYC, NY


 " I have known TJ Devadatta as a friend and a teacher for many years.  His teaching ability far surpasses this mundane plane.  He teaches from the formless and brings it down to the form.  While you are being taught you get the bonus of the higher teachings.  His art shows this essence that underlies all existence.  That is TJ Devadatta!"
Rami Hanna
Intuitive consultant

www.ispif.com 


From the very first time I spoke with TJ, I instantly had an organic and comforting connection with him.  For this being my first photo shoot- with the goal of TJ and I putting together a portfolio for future modeling work, I couldn't have picked a better person and an even brighter soul to work on such a project with together.

Being that this is all so very new to me, I was seeking guidance both mentally and physically.  Little did I realize how much I was struggling to find a sense of direction, a way to uplift and grow as an individual, but most importantly, a way to develop or at least head in a positive direction for myself and for the inspiration of others...there is no doubt in my mind that TJ was a very special and unique light for me throughout this touching process, and remains to be.

I went into this project full of excitement, full of the unknown, but also with the mindset that I will walk away with an uplifting, yet motivating light.  Not only did I experience every one of these; I experienced something so much more and deeper that has left me glowing with an unconditional new kind of love and appreciation.  A new foundation and love for myself.  A new spark.  A new edge.

TJ not only does a fantastic job of directing particular looks, styles and poses with the unique and natural eye he has with the camera...he has a way of making someone feel so bright and open.  TJ helped me grow as a person over the last month just based on his spiritual abilities and his comforting soul.  He understood so deeply where I was coming from, to exactly what I needed, to then where I was going.  He has a very welcoming way about him and he will put everything into making sure you get the best of the best.  We had many great discussions, but something that really opened up who I am was how he made me think on such a deeper level;  in a way that seems so common, but as humans, we forget or don't allow ourselves to go there.  He asked me what is my essence?  What do I want to give, to receive, and to offer not only to myself but to others along the way as well.

TJ moved me and provided me with light.  He will forever be a person in my life and I hope that many people have an opportunity to not only meet him but to work with him as well.  I cannot thank him enough and I am so excited to keep in touch in our upcoming journeys!

---Tiffany Hurd, model, athlete, writer, Chicago


Though I have the privilege of a somewhat public persona, I have always been camera shy. And in the many times, I have allowed myself to be photographed, I have paid just as much attention to the person behind the camera as they have paid to me.  It is fascinating to see when true collaboration is made visible and what is produced in the final results. TJ Devadatta is a guided light and a brilliant artist. His pure dedication and sacred intentionality were palpable-visceral, genuine and profoundly moving. I could actually relax and just BE.  Our work together was indeed transformative. It is an honor to be seen and celebrated as my true self and to have that truth reflected back to me.:))  Thank you TJ!

---Rha Goddess
Artist, Activist, Founder & CEO, Move The Crowd

www.movethecrowd.me


I think part of what makes TJ’s photographs so beautiful, captivating and revelatory is that he possesses an artist’s eye, true photographic talent and a loving presence that sees—and captures on film—the true depth of beauty in each of his subjects.

For lack of a better term, TJ’s invented a new genre—spiritual photography— with his rare ability to portray the finite and the infinite!

I'm in awe of how your photography evokes higher states of awareness like nothing I've ever seen.”
—Gali Kronenberg, writer, editor, book coach


It is rare that I would make a testimonial public. However, there are moments when you have discovered a talent so special that is worthy of greater recognition. Thus is TJ Devadatta Best.
For a while now, I thought it was time to invest in a professional photo shoot. However, if I ever were to do it, I knew it would be with TJ. His portraits are, to my eye, so very different from the standard commercial shots you see everywhere. He not only makes his subjects look good, he magically captures their spirit and portrays a sensual reality that few professional photographers, no matter how sleek their results, can emulate. 
The only hurdle was that he lives in Southern California and me in New York. However, as I had a week-long residency approaching at Concordia University in Irvine, I knew the time was right. The experience of the shoot surpassed my expectations. TJ’s generous warmth makes you comfortable immediately. Even for those who are congenitally camera shy, I would think, would find his professional embrace an opening to become a supermodel. Together you explore the ideas, sentiments, and spirit of what you want to express. Once the shoot begins, TJ is an artist at work, bubbling in delight over the mutual creativity. As
amusician, I would call it chamber music, the give and take of two artists working together to create beautiful art.
The result is just bearing fruit, and I marvel how he achieves such transformations – taking frogs and turning them into princes and princesses.
TJ is from the Netherlands. As he speaks of his heritage, you realize that he is part of that legacy of the great Dutch masters - continuing explorations of both Light and Art."

— Stuart Diamond, Composer, NYC, NY
www.stuartdiamond.com

 


"Pema Chodron writes… “Life is a work in progress, a process of uncovering our natural openness, uncovering our natural intelligence and warmth. I have discovered, just as my teachers always told me, that we already have what we need. The wisdom, the strength, the confidence, the awakened heart, and mind are always accessible, here, now, always.”  TJ Best embodies this truth, reminding us through his work that all of the above and more are always accessible, here and now. He not only allows for this to blossom in his clients, but he captures it on film. TJ allows for his clients to experience their own Divine being-ness shining through. Aside from the many amazing photos, TJ captured today of me, an expert in light, style, position, color, and flow… TJ saw me. It is such a beautiful experience to be fully seen and celebrated and then shown back to yourself. The process of defining my essence in three words, sharing my story with his patient and open space-holding, and then opening with meditation allowed me to delve into my heart; let me express back out my most essential essence over and over again with relative ease; brought me to humble, grateful, blessed tears, and allowed me to fully delight in the experience of showing myself and what I have to offer the world. I am just basking in the experience. So blessed! 

Thank you TJ It is an honor to know you and work with you."

 

Amy E Chadwick, ND, FACEMIP

Soaring Crane Natural Health Center

www.soaringcraneclinic.com


 Lights, Camera, Fun!  What an experience!  My photo session with TJ was remarkably easy on my nerves and body-mind.  I do not model for a living, so working with a photographer who has the gift of capturing my essence without me having to DO or BE something I am not was a beautiful, joy-filled and relaxing experience.  TJ has a magical gift and quality of really seeing you — this means he sees your core-self, capturing the life in your eyes.  Personally, I had a very tough few days prior to the shoot, and his very important homework seemed almost impossible to do, but I found a place inside me to be at peace and he captured that.  He is a masterful artist with light.  TJ’s whimsy and playfulness is just enough to break down any crystallized thoughts and rigidity being held in your psyche and body.  What an experience. — Thank You TJ!  

Rev. Tiffany Barsotti  ~HEAL and THRIVE~

www.healandthrive.com

 


 

"I had a most divine and transformational experience during my photo session
with the incredibly talented TJ Devadatta...an amazing photographer
who sees way beyond the physical form...and inspired me to come from that same place...
There are so many things I can say about my incredible experience which I'll simply sum up in three words:
transformative, transparent and fun...it's one of the Best gifts I gave to myself...and I encourage you to do the same"...

Katrina L. Wright


TJ is a mirror that witnesses the inner beauty of the people he photographs and reflects it back to them. Having known him, I knew that the photo session would enter deep into my soul and show me who I am, but I was so moved by the gentleness with which he did this.  His focus was on the inner energies, and the body seemed to almost not exist. We are all looking for a witness to our lives and in TJ I found a witness to mine, who was completely free of judgment or expectation.  He helped me go deeper and deeper, to the core of my being and then also taught me how to bring this light out to the fore, fearlessly. 

After our session, I found myself in a state of calm and complete acceptance of my body and my inner beauty!
His true gift is the experience he has left with me!

Manisha Gutman http://e-coexist.com/


"The best photographer."   Adriana Tomazelli, Top Model, San Diego


" Being photographed by TJ  was an amazing and ecstatic experience.
After 20 years modeling and later acting I've worked with many photographers around the world. All they cared about was how I looked on the outside, and no interest whatsoever on the inner Self.
With TJ Devadatta, he asked me before the shoot to have an intention and pick what qualities of my soul I wanted to express.
After a sweet meditation, we began the shoot. He kept encouraging me to let my inner beauty shine through my eyes, let the Goddess within be Present!
They were the most beautiful, centered, real, charismatic, blissful pictures ever taken of me. I love TJ's style and talent!
He is a master behind the camera and a true professional."

Carla Orlandi, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0649936/


 Anyone of TJ Devadatta's photo's can be a focal point for contemplation or meditation. 
Much like a zen garden, the energy draws me inward.  

Deepa McNeely, San Diego


"TJ Devadatta's brilliance as a portrait photographer is that he sees the essence of each person in all of its facets, and is able to call that forth with very easeful directions, and then translate that essence into a stunning physical image. I have had the great pleasure of having been photographed by him many times, and I find that I learn more about myself with each portrait he's taken - "ah, yes, I do have that quality" or "hmm, I wonder why I keep that face hidden so much of the time" or best of all, "wow, that's really ME!" The process of having my portrait taken and also of returning to the pictures afterwards always reconnects me with myself. And this is where his mastery as a portrait artist lies - that he gives to me not just beautiful self-images, but a deeper connection to my true self."

Shivani Ray


It was a privilege and joy to work with TJ Devadatta. Even though I was meeting and working with him for the first time, at once I was at ease. He makes your soul shine through in a great admiration, which results in spectacular photographs. It is indeed an amazing experience facing his camera! 

Sahithya, 

Actress, photo model extraordinaire & engineer


 It was incredibly special to work with TJ Devadatta in this dynamic of a young woman on a quest of language, with a brilliant human being that has done his work to fill every breath with love, who connects with her heart, and then captures it all with a lens.

In the seat of retrospect and gratitude covered observation- I see that our time together was a big catalyst in my rites of passage work the past several years.

To go on the journey of identifying the essence and intention of the woman I am today and what I stand for was so very powerful. Even more significant was the environment of authenticity and compassion TJ provoked by meeting me where I was in the moment and consequently I found an environment of authenticity and compassion inside myself and that showed up in the photos- but more importantly was a taste of how that feels to create an environment that is conducive to being the highest calling…
an environment that is not polluted by self-judgment or ridicule but supports the journey of knowing the self and LOVING the self and caring for the self.

If there is anyone who can capture that thought in a photo it is the beautiful Deva- I am very grateful.

 

Lileana Fangz, poet


My photo shoot with TJ Devadatta Best was a phenomenal experience in every way.  This was my first time being photographed professionally and I was nervous in the beginning.  However, TJ's grace, professionalism, poise, patience and great spirit transcended my nervousness to a place of calm and confidence.  The shoot was fun, successful, and just simply FANTASTIC.  TJ's intuition and sensitivity has taken my first cd recording project to a completely different level.  As for the three words that best describe me (& my singing) that TJ recommended that I meditate on prior to the shoot, well, let the photographs speak for themselves through their warmth, invigoration and enchantment.  Thank you TJ for capturing my light through your gift of light.  

Aloha,  Robin Rose 


How cool is it to meet and work with a master!   TJ was such a joy to work with...and, most importantly, we accomplished our objective of creating so many useful photos for my website and promotional campaigns. I would recommend TJ with ease and comfort knowing that he will deliver quality shots that are staged, captured and edited in the most professional and creative manner. I'm really pleased, grateful and blown away. Thanks Tj.

David Corbin

www.davidcorbin.com


Your portrait work is of a high degree. It's not easy to get this level of technique with art and insight with expression! Well done mate! Ashesha Shane Conroy


“ Whether a portrait, object or sea/landscape, TJ Devadatta illuminates the essence of his subject by capturing its beauty in one extraordinary frame. Simply gorgeous.” - G. Shaw, http://www.gshawmedia.com


  "I arrived at TJ Devadatta’s studio frantically aware of how late I was, bursting with hyper anticipation of what might occur and carrying a disheveled mess of props and costume changes. His childlike nature - so gentle and enthusiastic, I immediately relaxed into present time and opened to his lens like a flower. He gave me the freedom to “be” and intuitively nudged me to go deeper when I felt stuck. By the end of the photo session, I was crying oceans of love… beautiful, uninhibited, soul full of love.

What I experienced working with TJ was much more than a common photo shoot. His comfort with himself and trust in the creative process allowed me to trust myself completely. In that place of trust, I felt myself drop away from what I think I am, and reflect what I truly am - a universe of light and love.
The most truthful pictures anyone has ever captured of me. Thank you TJ!”  ~akka b.   
http://drunkloveheart.blogspot.com/


In our photo shoot you were able to capture the essence of my soul in time of deep prayer and devotion.
You are a master in your craft. With your loving-kindness, you guided me to ascend. My heart is filled with gratitude.
Rabbi Miriam E. Hamrell, MHL, M.Ed.

www.ahavattorahcongregation.org


 When I came to TJ Best, I wanted a photo that would tell my story to my clients. What I got was much more than a photograph for my business. TJ spent a long time with me, bringing forth a myriad of feelings and memories from within me.  While the shutter was clicking away, pieces of myself I had forgotten had been freed to come out. In truth, I had undergone a kind of rebirth of the spirit. Since the shoot, I have felt more myself than ever. I highly recommend TJ Best. He is a one of a kind photographer!

Dana Nellen

Coaching for Champions


TJ Devadatta has a way of getting you centered in your heart so that the beauty of who you are shines through in your photos.

Kayla Ny, Songwriter, NY, New York


  If I were still in the business and younger I would travel to China (literally) to have TJ Devadatta Best do my resume shots. He's JUST THAT GOOD! Some way he has of getting his subjects to vulnerably reveal their inner beauty and strength which results in photos IMPOSSIBLE to ignore!

 Shanti Deloris Gaskins, former actress


I have been a fan for years.  TJ Devadatta’s photographs of nature are amazing. 
The macro shots of water droplets reveal the depth of his vision and
his portraits not only are beautifully artistic,
but convey a connection with his subjects on a metaphysical level. 
Kandy Stern,  
http://www.kandystern.com/


 The experience of having you walk us through the gardens in shade and light,
to the melodies of "L'dor Vador' [from generation to generation]  with my daughter, granddaughter and grandson
was a spiritual high in my life!
You didn't photograph us, you captured our neshamas...our relationship to each other and our connection to generations before us and G'd Almighty and Merciful. You gave us the opportunity to have a special and unique moment,
and the bonus was that we now have the photographs
of our expressions of joy, thankfulness, hope and connection to my dear mother and grandmothers and
to the beautiful Shehina of hashem.

Thank you for a gift that is beyond wonderful and forever~
With our gratefulness,
Shoshi, Heidi, Briana and Russell


My spirit perceives the singular "glow" of your work. I am in possession of your striking photo of a large red dahlia, with a golden, luminescent center, which sings to me of beauty, grace and wholeness, through it's unmistakable radiance. It has enlivened my life considerably, and  I thank you for being the"light being" that you are for me, and for all of us, whose lives you touch with your divine photography.  

Wishing you love and every success,

Shridari 


There are photographers and then there are photographic artists. TJ Devadatta not only paints gorgeous images using light and lens, he forms a spiritual connection with his human subjects and effortlessly records a person’s essence. Generally, I’m not crazy about having my picture taken, but TJ was able to put me completely at ease and almost immediately establish a sense of trust. He’s truly a talented artist."
Andrea Saparoff, 
http://saparoffmusic.com/about-andrea/ 


TJ Devadatta's attention to detail is extraordinary. He makes any visual sing with beauty and integrity. His work ethic, timing and professionalism are all grade A. I highly recommend TJ for any photography needs you may have.

Asha Tyska McLaughlin
Creative Director
Brand Imaging Design

http://www.tejart.com/


 "TJ Devadatta is one of those rare artists who has merged with his medium -
its as if he didn't need the camera at all.
His photographs radiate his unique and luminous inner world.
We see the world as he does and it is so very beautiful and heart-opening!."
Shyamala Littlefield


" TJ Devadatta's fine art photography is in a class by itself. His discerning eye combined with his use of form and light instills a sense of beauty and magic in the viewer. At the same time, he elegantly reveals the inner beauty and mystery of those he photographs. A rare and brilliant creative spirit!"  

Gayle Olander


"Your images have the Vedas in them" Arlene L.A.


Working with TJ Devadatta in a photo session is such a rich and enjoyable event!
He paints pictures with light.  He photographs from a place of tranquility and joy. 
He creates a space for connecting with the soul. 
During our photo session, I found myself communicating through a variety of colors, thoughts, and feelings, and still, it was always coming from "the deep heart's core".
He made it easy for me to access that place of freedom.

Walker Jones
Actor/Musician/Teacher


I keep following the evolution of your photography.
In a world where we all take thousands of photos,
your work stands out light years beyond the rest
- mastery and genius –
a study in what is true art
when compared to the mass of everything else –
that the rest of us do with the same medium...
the same equipment... the same pair of eyes.

Stuart Diamond
producer, writer, composer and musician

http://www.stuartdiamond.com/


"TJ Devadatta Best is one of the most brilliant and gifted photographers
I know. His eye is perfect and his vision is inspired. His photographs
take your breath away...they are so amazing."   Barabara Gluck


 When I first saw TJ Devadatta’s photography, I was immediately captivated by his great sensitivity to minute details which initially spoke to me of the school of Dutch still life painters. However, unlike the Dutch masters, TJ’s images, whether the subject is floral, crystal, water, wildlife, landscape or portrait, has a certain quality of light that simply glows from the inside. I knew immediately that I had to use TJ’s light inspired photography as a metaphor and example of the inner transformation and glow I see working as a healer and personal coach with my clients when they have the epiphany of a big “ah ha” moment.  When I see them make an inner breakthrough that had previously held them hostage for years and the light bulb goes off, accompanied by a lifting of past heaviness, this is the same Divine awakening that TJ Devadatta captures in his photography.I feel honored and blessed to have met TJ Devadatta and to now be able to collaborate with him, offering my clients Inner Light Inspired Portraits, to capture in photography the inner transformation we achieve working together.

Dianne Porchia, MA
Porchia’s W.I.S..H. – Whole Integrated Self Health
Path to Healing, Loving & Living Consciously

www.porchiaswish.com  


TJ Devadatta 's photography is visually arresting, utterly beautiful, and always thought-provoking. The playfulness and exquisite eye he brings to his photographs of the natural world translate masterfully in his portraiture. He's a joy to work with and bound to bring out unique gifts in his subject.

Rama Yaffe,  http://www.whitetigercoaching.com/


"TJ Devadatta's photography is exquisite because of his incredibly deep understanding of light and timing. His studies in meditation have made him acutely sensitive to light energy and he has a powerful intuition that guides him to capture the most fleeting moments. His portraits reflect his total empathy with his subjects and his wildlife photography can only come from one who deeply loves Nature. TJ Devadatta's understanding of technique is immediately evident in his unique macro work."
Manisha Gutman,  
http://www.e-coexist.com/


Photography That Captures the Spirit

"There is a sublime spiritual quality in his work, no matter the subject, that comes across and moves my soul. Whatever the subject is he captures the energy, the essence!  Therefore, calling his photography 
“Light Inspired Art” is perfect.  
It is light and feels divinely inspired."  

http://energeticsofspace.com/blog/2009/12/photography-that-captures-the-spirit/

Irene Turner:  www.irene-turner.com

 


TJ Devadatta's photography is truly beautiful and deeply enchanting,
like a vision of worlds inside worlds.
With so many photographers out there Devadatta's work stands out as magical.
Very authentic & moving!
Andrew Kavanagh,
http://www.andrewkavanagh.com/


TJ Devadatta Best is a unique talent. His Light Inspired Art is amazing in itself and yet there is a deeper dimension which is the light and heart that he brings to his work. Whether he is taking a photo or managing a group of people, his sensibilities are the same: he sees the Light in everything.

Anastasia Hayes Piper
Spirit of Change


"TJ Devadatta's keen sense of people & circumstances enables him to be present and decisive. A true problem solver - there's never a problem w/ Devadatta, only an opportunity for a solution.
I've had the pleasure of occasionally working with TJ Devadatta, for some 2 decades now, and always marvel @ his centeredness and compassion. He brings this very state to all he endeavors and pursues. He's an Amazing photographer."
Stephen Pappas,
http://www.stephenpappasinteriors.com/home.html


 About one of the images in The Primordial Couple / Shiva & Shakti series: 

          "One of the most exquisite images I've ever seen…. It made me expand."
          Sharon Rich
http://www.leadershipincorporated.biz  

          "A relationship-corner necessity!" 
          Akka Be, 
http://drunkloveheart.blogspot.com/ 


 "I HAVE NEVER MET ANYONE QUITE LIKE TJ DEVADATTA! He is equal parts fine artist, technician, and teacher. He has wonderful communication
skills. His patience rivals Job's and and his sense of design rivals Jobs. Steve Jobs. Of course his fine art photographic work speaks for itself. Must see.
I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful lessons." 
A Karno, creative director- Groundwork Coffee llc & Java Juice Inc.    
www.javajuiceextract.com   


     "TJ Devadatta's enthusiasm and passion for photography is palpable.   He speaks about it as though it has been his faithful partner for years, to the point where he gets goosebumps when he talks about it.   Not only is he an extremely talented photographer, with an unbelievably astute eye for the otherwise unseen,  TJ is a calming influence on any fledgling student,  giving you a sense of belief that someday soon you will too be making great photographs.  He has inspired me to want to be better, and to take better pictures. And for that I will always be grateful" 
 Amanda Byram, TV Host 


TJ Devadatta Best is one of the best international photographers I have known. He has a excellent eye for beauty. He captures in his portrait- photos the real character, the essence of the person behind it. All his photos are full of depth and light. They are in my eyes of the best quality.
Klaus Ostendorf  


 "TJ Devadatta Best is not only an incredibly creative and skilled photographer, but also an amazing teacher of photography. After only a few classes with Devadatta, my understanding and insight into the world of photography, has expanded phenomenally. I would encourage anyone who is interested in the art of photography to seize the opportunity to study with TJ; and then, expect the unexpected, he has a masterful eye."

Gathering Marbet
actress and beginning photographer 

 


THANK YOU SO MUCH. You have truly transformed my vision of myself.
It's a huge gift and I truly see what is possible in my professional career in a new light.
Alitta


 " I have know TJ Devadatta as a friend and a teacher for many years.  His teaching ability far surpasses this mundane plane.  He teaches from the formless and brings it down to the form.  While you are being taught you get the bonus of the higher teachings.  His art shows this essence that underlies all existence.  That is TJ Devadatta!"
Rami Hanna
Intuitive consultant

www.ispif.com 


 TJ Devadatta is one of those few talented creative minds that can extract beauty from anything he touches. There is an added value to this already exceptional package: he is flexible and receptive to ideas from others and nurtures feedback.
I highly recommend TJ Devadatta for his skills in digital design, visual arts, his relentless commitment to beauty and quality.
 Gabriele Orlandi, Italy


" Your photographs arrived and I was knocked over by the beauty you captured. You work causes moments of deep pause and a deep and blissful connection with the sublime beauty of life on this planet. Thank you thank you thank you.
Jan Adams,  
www.soulfireherbs.com  


 " To meet and know TJ Devadatta, will fill your heart with blessings and grace . . . to know and enter such a person's world through his artistic gesture of photography and word, is an opportunity to touch the sublime and peek at the Cosmos."  
Brenda J. MacMillan,  Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

www.fullquadrant.com  


"I have observed the talented and skilled TJ Devadatta for over 20 years. His quiet presence exemplifies the microcosm and the macrocosm of humanity, which he conveys into magnificent artistry manifested in his photography ~ After viewing even one of his photographs, you will desire more as the ethereal beauty is beyond imagination. It is as if the angels reach down and touch his creations ~ Experiencing TJ Devadatta's photograpy will enhance and augment your life in countless ways ~"
Julia Carroll  
http://www.juliacarroll1.com/  


 "When I look at TJ Devadatta's photos, peace and silence open up in my heart.
These photo's are real objects that bring you closer to yourself."
Patrice Nieuwenhuijs,
writer, owner of the Powercompany, Netherlands   



“I love your photos!”
 Kaviiik , Painter, France  



Black & White has never been SO color FULL.
I LOVE!   Akka Be
http://drunkloveheart.blogspot.com/
 


 "TJ Devadatta's photography clearly springs from a deep connection with a transcendent purity and a feeling of devotion for each form.  The translucent light-filled images draw the perceiver into the realm of unsurpassing beauty.

TJ Devadatta is a unique photographer who has the ability to capture that which is beyond the eye. He tunes into the essence of a person, of nature, and of spiritual truths and expresses them in a way that is arrestingly beautiful and fresh. Several of his images grace our walls and I have discovered that his work holds the energy of inspiration and communicates it anew each day."

Nada Clyne -
www.nadaclyne.com  
  


"TJ Devadatta's photos are subtle and sensitive, his perspective is pure and very deep." 
Patrizia Frighi, Italia    
www.patriziafrighi.com  


 "TJ Devadatta’s extraordinary art...inspiring, peaceful, and filled with the brushstrokes of the divine.” 
Jill Roman, Florida 
www.jillroman.com 


"TJ Devadatta’s imagery is beautiful beyond belief.”     
Lauren N. Piperno, Kingston, NY, USA


 "The pictures of the crystals blew me away. Awesome.
  There is so much depth, beauty and mysticism to what you have created.”  

  Vikas Perley, Australia 

 

 


Contact TJ Devadatta Best for Portrait Photography & Headshots & Art Commissions: phone 1 (310) 922-3025