Welcome to my Library of Images. Take your time. Come back a
few times; enjoy the variety. All images are very limited editions, please inquire by piece. There is an "i" for info icon at the top left of photo... click for more info about each photograph.
When venturing out on a photo-roam, I often don't have a particular essay or project in mind. I capture whatever catches my eye, guided by the light. Of course, there are my favorite subjects, things that live or move. I record the image and usually know when I have a good one.
Sometimes it needs embellishment and that is where imagination begins. Adding a spaceship, filling a room with unlikely inhabitants, adjusting the exposure (darkroom-like dodge and burn), or just straightening it out. I can spend months on an image until I get the right parts and the story completed. Then, the fine tuning begins. I work in Photoshop Elements, a less complicated form of Photoshop. My technique is often "lets see what this does".
I generally don't make scenes that express angst or worry, I prefer to express... Personality or " What If ". I definitely want to have fun or escape during the hours/days/months of processing.
If I were a better writer I probably would add a story to some of the scenes I create. But for now......
I hope you enjoy my outlook on life.
SPACE EXPLORATION SERIES
I have created this series to appeal to those who will be challenged with the enormous task of protecting our environment and exploring new habitats for all living beings.
It will be their mission to find solutions that address the impacts of our environmental errors.
This series is intended to delight and encourage imagination in the youngest of minds. These images are meant to spark interest and nurture imaginative solutions towards interdependence of earth, animals, humans, and technology to create a secure environment for all.
Imagination needs to be stimulated early on and often.
Imagination is what is going to solve our pressing needs.
PS: I have a time suspension experience creating these images out of spare parts from excellent design elements on sleek cars or technical equipment. All elements of my work are from my own photographs.
Thank you for looking at my work.
Joeann Edmonds Matthew
Mill Valley, Ca
All composite images are original photographs of mine. Often combining 15+ images to make a scene.
Please contact me with any inquires.