Biography

Toni Payne

Toni Payne is an award-winning Still Life and Documentary Photographer, Spoken Word Poet and Host of the NFT Talk Show. Her visual art style is centered around Still Life where she enjoys creating beautiful things out of the mundane around topics like growth, love, fruitfulness, abundance and spirituality. She also has a passion for Documentary Photography where she documents people and wildlife going about their day-to-day life. 

Photography to her has always been about freezing moments in time. It is that one special art form that captures the essence of a person, place, or thing as it was in that moment. She believes that every photographer is a documentary photographer because they can document moments as they happen. She feels that even if they are planned moments, they are still part of a story.

Being a creative who does not limit herself because she believes your creativity is an extension of who you are, she also enjoys creative writing short stories and poetry. She studied Video and Digital Art, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the Arts. She also has a background in Film Production, Public Relations, and Artist Management. 

Her hobbies include traveling, bird watching, teaching about NFTs, and learning about different cultures. She is a self-professed foodie who loves to try new cuisine and of course, document them using beautiful photographic images.