In Tanis’ work Isolation and standardization are important themes. He also wants to make people aware and confront them with subjects they often pass by or ignore.
Important motifs in his work are the buildings and the urban landscape. By photographing this the artist wants to capture the anonymity of the contemporary urban environment and the isolation of the people who live in it.
Aram Tanis’ work about people and everyday objects refer also to this theme. He wants to show the less attractive side of (family) life. The media inundates us with stereotypes. People need to meet a certain standard to be found 'normal’. One must keep a certain lifestyle, which is ‘accepted’. The media determines what is beautiful and how people judge things. It provides a standardization in society. Tanis wants to show the other side and go beyond the façade.