Mill Valley, CA
A picture is worth a thousand words. That would be the goal of the image. What is the goal of the photographer.
I’ve always taken pictures. Always loved the quick satisfaction of looking at the just- snapped image, then developing it, or opening the yellow box of slides, to see what I got. Now of course, I download onto a computer and can see it , now.
MY FIRST RULE: Take a photo of things that catch my eye i.e., light, squirrels, etc.
Now, in the era of digital captures it is the instant gratification that suits my lack of patience.
Rarely take iPhone photos.
Just good cameras that I know how to use from the beginning too taking pictures in the age of manual-only cameras.
My personal library of photos is vast and varied in style and subject, making it a natural source for “parts”. Then I build visual stories. One digital process I use to tell a story is a
cut, paste, combine, refine, and refine some more type of exercise. The importance of
noticing/capturing the expressions on the faces of subjects
is key to building the scenes that tell the story
For a long time now, my favorite subjects have been
animals, room decor, bars, nature, design and creating spaceships, etc. .
Way in the background is my degree and interest in psychology,
my many classes in interior and graphic design, and my fun career as a makeup artist and stylist in the film business. I’ve chosen to be in a creative environment all my life.
I still choose that in my transition from worker bee to artist bee.
SECOND RULE: Have fun, stay out of jail THIRD RULE:, Obviously: NO RULES
Hope you enjoy my photos.
JOEANN EDMONDS-MATTHEW Even more images: www.joeannsphotos.com
Joeann Edmonds Matthew A Short Biography
Having recently transitioned to my next life as frequent Photographer and Emerging Artist,
I am beginning to show my work publicly.
I have had a rewarding creative career in film production as a makeup artist and stylist..
I will always have to be imagining and creating something. It is as necessary to me as breathing.
I have a degree in Psychology, with postgraduate work in Graphic Design and Interior Design.
I am a mother of two caring sons, and wife of an Architect, and great guy. I have recently completed a term on the Mill Valley Art Commission
and continue to show my work in mostly California galleries. So, here I am making fanciful images that I hope you enjoy.
For more images: www.joeannsphotos.com
Thank you for looking at my photography. Joeann Edmonds-Matthew
Mill Valley, Ca