Janet O'Neal Photography: Blog https://www.janetonealphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Janet O'Neal Photography janoart@msn.com (Janet O'Neal Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:40:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:40:00 GMT https://www.janetonealphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u498868554-o169117510-50.jpg Janet O'Neal Photography: Blog https://www.janetonealphotography.com/blog 120 120 My photography https://www.janetonealphotography.com/blog/2014/10/my-photography I began my work in photography because it allowed me the breath with which to speak of deeper things. Having worked in printmaking, painting, collage, mixed media assemblage, ceramics and sculpture; photography has allowed me unlimited exploration of the radiance of the natural world…whether human, plant or landscape. I have deliberately chosen a process that deemphasizes color thus bringing into focus the essence of the subject… which opens the door for an emotional connection.

In the last 4 years I have been on a pilgrimage of observing the process of life through the camera lens. This has taken me through my own organic garden …to India, Jerusalem and Jamaica and back to the garden. I will sit for long periods of time with my subject and often shoot many photographs before I let go and see deeply what is before me. This process then becomes a meditation.

My current  body of work is an invitation to deeply connect with all things great and small and release into the center where the mystery exists…the nexus from which all evolves.

Exploring many photography processes, I am encouraged by the freedom of creativity that the digital darkroom offers versus traditional methods. I limit darkroom exposure and have chosen to edition my work as archival pigment prints, which I personally print. I have chosen very small editions in order to mirror the intimacy and simplicity of my work.

For me, the emphasis is less on process and more on the sensuous exploration into the most common things that our eyes fall upon daily. Seeing into the simplicity of my subjects points to the true nature of our existence.

 Whatever brings us closer to our true essence is for me what authentic art is about. I will continue to strive unveil this in my photography.                                   

janoart@msn.com (Janet O'Neal Photography) https://www.janetonealphotography.com/blog/2014/10/my-photography Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:36:02 GMT