Description Featured in 3rd Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest in the Altered Images Category.if i had it my way . . .the queen of hearts would have nothing on menot only would i paint the rosebushesi'd get the leaves permanent autumn.
ANDREA JANDA, PORTLAND, OR Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement.: the ethe(real) :.
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sugar & sass,
litany & profanity,
red & tangly
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.: the technical :.
i'm 34, born June 19th, 1972 - a female, 3/4 time student of Psychology, a former childhood Navy-brat born on Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor Washington, no children, mostly full-time job.
i'm a voracious reader, a prolific writer, a terrific listener, a dedicated people watcher (windshield psychology), a good friend, a photographer, a singer and guitar player, a music and wine appreciator and a lover of cats. Odin, my kitty co-pilot, is a sepia snow-marble Bengal, which is a domesticated exotic breed: a cross between an Asian Leopard and an Egyptian Mau.
i trade my time for money as a genius waitress and by completing odd contract jobs in freelance writing and photography. I consider myself a photographer hobbyist who enjoys nature and shoots primarily digital. i spend much of my time in Maryland and Virginia stomping through the woods, chasing butterflies, combing grass, lifting leaves and getting muddy. Though i prefer to be out in the field, i also enjoy event photography, portraiture and photographing pets (particularly my beloved Bengal cat, Odin).
The goal in my photography is not only to document life as i see it through my eyes and the eye of my camera, but to achieve vibrancy in color and tone, to highlight the minute and the sublime, to capture the most concentrated and simplest essence of the subject, and to perhaps show you something in the world that you may not have seen before or have never seen in quite that way.