A CREATIVE WITH A CAMERA
Find me in the SEPT/OCT 2023
issue of PHOENIX magazine!
ABSTRACTIONS - BLURRING THE LINES OF REALITY...
Using digital photography, I deconstruct my subjects so that individual elements can be more easily seen and therefore appreciated. My images remove details which brings the focus to colors, shapes and textures. This allows the subjects to be experienced as never before, piece by piece. My goal is to provide a visual interpretation of the spirit or “soul” of my subjects rather than a literal representation. I hope to take the viewer beyond looking to “seeing” and then FEELING. By this I mean responding to the essence of the subjects, ideally evoking an emotional reaction.
Joanna Proffitt is an award-winning photography-based artist whose work focuses largely on creating abstract images. Using various techniques, she creates the effects seen in her photographs "in-camera" NOT through the use of editing software. She earned a BS from Arizona State University and studied photography at Glendale Community College. Her work has been exhibited throughout the state of Arizona for almost a decade as well as seen in publications such as The Sun and Phoenix magazine.
"How can one interpret a subject differently that has been photographed many times before? It is in his answer to this problem that the photographer places himself alongside the creative artists who are making something different out of the same old elements. Look what authors do with the same twenty-six letter alphabet, and painters with the same red, yellow and blue." - Ray Manley