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prototype by JJPoatree prototype :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 9 2 an encounter with porkchop by JJPoatree an encounter with porkchop :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 12 0 EAT by JJPoatree EAT :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 5 2 Asbury Distillery by JJPoatree Asbury Distillery :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 11 4 storm clouds gather over the savanna ff by JJPoatree storm clouds gather over the savanna ff :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 9 4 swan boats 1 square by JJPoatree swan boats 1 square :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 4 5 dancing wheat by JJPoatree dancing wheat :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 9 2 storm clouds gather over the savanna by JJPoatree storm clouds gather over the savanna :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 9 0 AP architectural detail 1 by JJPoatree AP architectural detail 1 :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 18 2 Brick and Ivy 1 square by JJPoatree Brick and Ivy 1 square :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 10 2 Maple Leaf on Birdseed by JJPoatree Maple Leaf on Birdseed :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 2 2 birdbath by JJPoatree birdbath :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 9 0 bike b and w 2 by JJPoatree bike b and w 2 :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 5 0 baby it's cold outside by JJPoatree baby it's cold outside :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 18 10 Alley Gallery 1 by JJPoatree Alley Gallery 1 :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 29 2 bike b and w by JJPoatree bike b and w :iconjjpoatree:JJPoatree 7 0

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Johanneshov by Poromaa Johanneshov :iconporomaa:Poromaa 4 0 redundance by EintoeRn redundance :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 66 56 Quality Marine by ABSTRACTSbySabina Quality Marine :iconabstractsbysabina:ABSTRACTSbySabina 10 2 Fun and Games by ABSTRACTSbySabina Fun and Games :iconabstractsbysabina:ABSTRACTSbySabina 3 0 Adapt and Overcome  by Porc3lina Adapt and Overcome :iconporc3lina:Porc3lina 5 0 587  032  PLATE E by rickster155 587 032 PLATE E :iconrickster155:rickster155 31 2 Love.  Letter.  Assigned. by Crussol12 Love. Letter. Assigned. :iconcrussol12:Crussol12 9 8 Minding Your P's And Q's by Crussol12 Minding Your P's And Q's :iconcrussol12:Crussol12 6 8 From Letters to a Spring Rose by Versatis From Letters to a Spring Rose :iconversatis:Versatis 20 8 1 2 3 by sth22art 1 2 3 :iconsth22art:sth22art 15 4 A B C by sth22art A B C :iconsth22art:sth22art 10 2 sobre o sal by EintoeRn sobre o sal :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 68 14 Carnlough - Northern Irland by UdoChristmann Carnlough - Northern Irland :iconudochristmann:UdoChristmann 54 7 My Logo by EdgeALisded My Logo :iconedgealisded:EdgeALisded 1 2 EX - What by EintoeRn EX - What :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 141 52 Misc.Streetart 1974 by cmdpirxII Misc.Streetart 1974 :iconcmdpirxii:cmdpirxII 4 0
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Faded and Worn by Ragnar949 Faded and Worn :iconragnar949:Ragnar949 7 0 Unravel by endprocess83 Unravel :iconendprocess83:endprocess83 74 7 Up Up and Away by nielsphoto Up Up and Away :iconnielsphoto:nielsphoto 22 11 African Spirit by DanStefan African Spirit :icondanstefan:DanStefan 96 34 Johanneshov by Poromaa Johanneshov :iconporomaa:Poromaa 4 0 Air by Poromaa Air :iconporomaa:Poromaa 4 2 Sketch by Poromaa Sketch :iconporomaa:Poromaa 6 0 incursions by RichardLeach incursions :iconrichardleach:RichardLeach 26 12 Over yonder by RichardLeach Over yonder :iconrichardleach:RichardLeach 10 7 Main Station Cologne by UdoChristmann Main Station Cologne :iconudochristmann:UdoChristmann 53 17 no. 226 by kinska no. 226 :iconkinska:kinska 2 0 no title (saturn and moon) by filmnoirphotos no title (saturn and moon) :iconfilmnoirphotos:filmnoirphotos 2 0 Owlet by bugatha1 Owlet :iconbugatha1:bugatha1 4 0 way to Seraphim by augenweide way to Seraphim :iconaugenweide:augenweide 55 1 Steel cage by Porc3lina Steel cage :iconporc3lina:Porc3lina 5 0 Brewery Caleidoscope by scheinbar Brewery Caleidoscope :iconscheinbar:scheinbar 31 2


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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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Pixelmenteur Featured By Owner 17 hours ago   Photographer
Thank you Joyce! :) (Smile) 
xJBIRDx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave!

scheinbar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconamongststars:   Vergissmeinnicht by scheinbar   :iconthnxfavplz:
zemoto Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the favs! +fav 
DasGhul Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist



Peaceful Thanks!

Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hi  thanks a lot for the +fav   :w00t:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconamongststars:  Touched In Blue28 by scheinbar   :iconthnxfavplz:

Winterwalddipty by scheinbar   Wie Gewachsen Dipty by scheinbar
JACAC Featured By Owner 3 days ago
t h a n k . y o u . =)=)
MontyMouse Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! Woodland Walk by MontyMouse  
TofstoFs Featured By Owner 4 days ago
MALGRE LA DECEPTION by TofstoFs Kind thanks :)!!
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