Those of you who have visited the studio have know about our Jonetsu Dreamscapes for a long time. Since we’ve finally updated the website , showcasing what we’ve been up to, we’ve received lots of inquiries about these art pieces.
What’s a JONETSU DREAMSCAPE?
I (Camille, that’s me) have been working in photography-based artwork since high school (ahem, a while now, it’s true). Photography, paint, barbed wire, you name it (some old high school friends reading this- you know how you’ve been my guinee pigs- Jen, Hanah!). Picked up some pretty cool scholarships for all my craziness.
For years, I didn’t practice my multi-media art (aside from straight up photographic activities- darkroom blah blah, then switching to shooting digital, oh boy).
It’s taken me a while to learn & love digital photography and Photoshop. Plenty of hard work. Now I can be creative: I can produce almost anything that’s in my mind’s eye. I’ve busted my butt to aquire the tools and now I’m free to express myself again. Dreamscapes are my interpretation of a session, a scene, a feeling, whatever. I choose the images, I work it up, layer it according to my personal sense of balance, drink some wine and chat with Chadwick about it and I put a lot of love into them. They are ethereal, dreamy and you just may not like them. It took me months to share them with anyone, I was nervous they wouldn’t be appreciated, but I made them for myself, afterall.
Turns out, some folks actually love them. Lots.
Any session can become a Jonetsu original Dreamscape.
They are printed and stretched on canvas (they are BIG) and I embellish them with authentic gold or silver leafing. You need to see them in person to feel them. I think of them as a bit of a “sexy mess”. They take a long time to make, like the albums I design. So if you want one, please find your zen mode.
I just finished a small one from images I shot in Japan this March. It’s called Graduation Day: