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JJPoatree

Joyce Josephson
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Create With Pride: Participated in Pride Month 2021
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My Bio

I am a photography enthusiast and a writer/poet. I earned a BFA in Graphic Design in 1984 and have worked in the field of digital type technologies and also as a freelance graphic designer. I am married to my best friend (36 years) and have a son and a daughter-in-law who are industrious and smarter than I am. They are my pride and joy.


While in college, I found the smell of photo chemicals in the school's darkroom to be intoxicating. I loved to take and develop black and white photos back in the analog days. I learned ways to "enhance" a less than ideal photo in the darkroom, a handful of the many "tricks of the trade" which art as well as professional photographers employed. My parent's wedding portrait 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, usually need minor 'tweaking" to improve exposure and color.


In addition to photography and "pixography", I also have written poetry and short prose. I have self-published in 5 anthologies with an international online group. Check out my poetry at allpoetry.com/Freed_by_Mercy


Thanks for visiting!


Favorite genre of music: 60's and 70's groups with strong harmonies, also Bob Dylan, anything by Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen

Favorite style of art: abstract photography


Below are two manipulated photos (pixography) from my early days on DA.

Zinnia Pop 4X
Via Del Duomo Layered

Favourite Visual Artist
Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollack
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Paul Simon, Pentatonix, 60's rock classics
Favourite Books
Whatever book I'm currently reading
Favourite Writers
Paul Simon (lyrics)
Favourite Games
Board games, Spades, Kitty Whist, Word Chums
Favourite Gaming Platform
a table
Tools of the Trade
digital camera and computer, Wacom board, PSP 9
Other Interests
writing poetry, creating jewelry, travel

Custom

I'm polishing rainbows for Pride Month!

stars and stripes
Mardi Gras

2011

Pizzeria La Campana

Florence, Italy - October, 2011

Photo manipulated in Paint Shop Pro

Custom

1 Austin painting with the wrong brush square

Austin stretch
love the earth, our children's home
Trunks
Pictured Rocks 7
an encounter with porkchop
Diptych Collaboration between JJPoatree and scheinbar © All rights reserved. Our pictures can't be reproduced without our written permission.
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It's all about Color! :createwithpride: Anyone who knows me on Deviant art knows that my work is full of color! My heart aches for our lgbtq+ youth, who need our protection and love. The image that I'm sharing is a kaleidoscope of Provincetown, MA, a special and safe place which holds sweet memories for me. :heart: :createwithpride:
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Thanks soo very much for theFavourite Star ing:cuddle: remake Dance til ya can't no moe

Thank you for the favs, Joyce! :)

Thank you for the :+fav:'s, Joyce.

Kind thanks for all, dear Joyce! 😘😊

Zen Bow, Female thanks for the watch & favs!

You're welcome! Your images are amazing!