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On Your Way by scheinbar On Your Way :iconscheinbar:scheinbar 41 8 Good fortune by Sei-Zako Good fortune :iconsei-zako:Sei-Zako 87 24 Illuminated Vapors by Peculiar-Productions Illuminated Vapors :iconpeculiar-productions:Peculiar-Productions 4 0 Hamburg Hauptbahnhof by scheinbar Hamburg Hauptbahnhof :iconscheinbar:scheinbar 43 0 Lasciami sognare in pace by SenhArt Lasciami sognare in pace :iconsenhart:SenhArt 62 21 among pirates by EintoeRn among pirates :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 68 24 Inide the Mirror by tholang Inide the Mirror :icontholang:tholang 17 2 Acupressure Mat by Poromaa Acupressure Mat :iconporomaa:Poromaa 47 9 Waves by Poromaa Waves :iconporomaa:Poromaa 19 3 Four III by MarinaCoric Four III :iconmarinacoric:MarinaCoric 113 65 Amaterasu by DasGhul Amaterasu :icondasghul:DasGhul 52 16 White Boat by KizukiTamura White Boat :iconkizukitamura:KizukiTamura 86 17 Interiors by ArtXTienen Interiors :iconartxtienen:ArtXTienen 2 0 Interiors by ArtXTienen Interiors :iconartxtienen:ArtXTienen 2 0 Nuance by jpreisch Nuance :iconjpreisch:jpreisch 3 2 K.O by WillTC K.O :iconwilltc:WillTC 49 13
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Castle Ploen by LunaFeles Castle Ploen :iconlunafeles:LunaFeles 73 10 ueckeritz - tour on usedom 8 by MT-Photografien ueckeritz - tour on usedom 8 :iconmt-photografien:MT-Photografien 48 11 Ursa Major with a meteor by LunaFeles Ursa Major with a meteor :iconlunafeles:LunaFeles 49 3 Moon conjunct Mercury. L1000571, with story by harrietsfriend Moon conjunct Mercury. L1000571, with story :iconharrietsfriend:harrietsfriend 79 5 Precious . by 999999999a Precious . :icon999999999a:999999999a 27 3 Florence cityscape by MarghePet Florence cityscape :iconmarghepet:MarghePet 9 0 House by DasGhul House :icondasghul:DasGhul 18 9 On Your Way by scheinbar On Your Way :iconscheinbar:scheinbar 41 8 Untitled by Yaksss Untitled :iconyaksss:Yaksss 6 2 Rain ahead !! by Yaksss Rain ahead !! :iconyaksss:Yaksss 4 4 Crosstalk by miharashi Crosstalk :iconmiharashi:miharashi 94 15 Lightstorm by Ragnar949 Lightstorm :iconragnar949:Ragnar949 11 4 the approaching storm by EintoeRn the approaching storm :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 149 16 By night by amiejo By night :iconamiejo:amiejo 14 4 Rome IX by ajonsaas Rome IX :iconajonsaas:ajonsaas 56 7 Violence is the last refuge of incapables by SenhArt Violence is the last refuge of incapables :iconsenhart:SenhArt 32 6


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Joyce Josephson
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I am a photography enthusiast and a writer/poet. I hold a degree in Graphic Design and enjoy making jewelry.

I would like to say that I earn a steady income from doing what I love. Instead, I'm grateful that our savings allow me to practice and hone my "crafts". Like millions of others, I labor in the shadows of the few who achieve fame or even moderate financial success while doing what they love.

I've worked in the field of digital type technologies and also as a freelance graphic designer.
I am married with one son in college.

I've trained in traditional art forms as well as graphic design. I earned a BFA in Graphic Design from MassArt during the Stone Age (1984), when everything had to be done by hand. Rocks were my paper and tools. :-) Well, I'm exaggerating a little. Computer graphic programs proved to be very limited back in the dinosaur age. We used early color apple computers to edit very low resolution digital portraits (shot with a very rough approximation of a web cam) in a computer course, which was more for novelty than for anything practical. My assignments for my design classes were done the old fashioned way--by hand on a large drawing table, aided by a xerox machine at the local "Copy Cop" and the occasional sheet of press-type if I could afford it and if it was allowed. Otherwise, type had to be rendered by hand, as well as whatever artwork or photography was needed in the magazine ads, brochures and whatever else was assigned--logos, layouts, corporate identity projects...

In college, I found the smell of photo chemicals in the school's darkroom to be intoxicating. I loved taking and developing black and white photos. I also learned how to "burn" and "dodge" areas, which needed more (or less) exposure time. I learned ways to "enhance" a less than ideal photo in the darkroom. I only learned a handful of the many "tricks of the trade" which art as well as professional "analog" photographers employed. My parent's wedding portrait, for example, was colored by hand. Other photographers used double exposure and sandwiched negatives. There is a rich history of "photo-manipulation"-- long before the advent of digital photography.

My earlier digital photographs were shot with a point and shoot digital camera. Some hover between drawings , paintings and photography. I call this (often) labor intensive pixel editing process "pixography". My latest photos, shot with a digital slr, may need a a single button 'tweek" to improve color and/or the contrast, or nothing at all.

In addition to photography and "pixography", I also write poetry and short prose. I have self-published in 4 anthologies with an international online group. Check out my poetry and more artwork at

Thanks for visiting!

Favorite genre of music: oldies, folk, anything by Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen
Favorite style of art: abstract photography
Operating System: Windows
Shell of choice: conch




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SUDOR Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Merci, thank you for the watch !...
Yaksss Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
My thanks, my dear Joyce !! Here's a kiss for you, my love! 
scheinbar Featured By Owner Edited 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconamongststars:     Hamburg Hauptbahnhof by scheinbar On Your Way by scheinbar    :iconthnxfavplz:
travelie Featured By Owner 1 day ago
thanks for faving
Meow :3 Huggle! Meow :3 
MeFlysBySeatOfPants Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
la-deckhand Thank you for the faves!la-buccaneer-3 la-buccaneer-1 la-peltast (greek) hu-la saa-faa-rii 
JFBAYLE Featured By Owner 1 day ago
170714 by JFBAYLE  Merci beaucoup pour le(s) fav(s) :hug:
st2wok Featured By Owner 2 days ago
thank you!
aspruli Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank You...:sun:...!
emmalilly22 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for adding
jpreisch Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for liking Nuance. Check out my blog, where I combine my photography and haiku poetry.
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