Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


ANDREA JANDA, PORTLAND, OR
Member Since April 2007
Artist Statement .: the ethe(real) :.



. . .

part magic,

part mysticism,

sugar & sass,

litany & profanity,

complete with

red & tangly

tasty bits

. . .





.: 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.


Most of the photography i do is for pleasure: family events, weddings, and nature photography, though it has included some minor, but nice local recognition: as an Honorable Mention winner of the 2005 Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest and was included in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2006 Calendar.


i was also a finalist in the 3rd Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest in the Altered Images Category.


i believe in the barter system and everything is fine so long as i eat, the bills get paid, i continue my education, live relatively stress free and enjoy my life.

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