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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.


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:

sherri - April 19, 2010 - 10:27 pm


Gracci - April 19, 2010 - 10:36 pm

Absolutely stunning artwork! I love it!!!

Congrats on the new blog!!!

elizabeth kowal - April 19, 2010 - 10:41 pm

i LOVE it! sounds like it would look gorgeous to see in person!

Brenda - April 20, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Well done my friend – first on the blog post again and secondly and most importantly, on sharing your dreamscapes – the most magnificent art pieces i’ve seen in awhile ! but you know how much i LOVE them 😉 xx

Vancouver Family Photography: Oh Bilodeaus, how you’ve grown!

We photographed Aimee & Jai’s delightful wedding back in 2006.  Aimee remains one of my favourite brides- delicate, classic features- stick her in any era and she fits right in!  I loved seeing how close they’ve continued to grow over the years- still so playful!

Fast forward four years and here are the Biloudeau Four, one absolutely delicious little family.  Fun, relaxed and an absolute pleasure to photograph.  Here’s a spread from one of their custom JONESTU art pieces, and one of their framed wedding images hanging in their living room:

Nicole - April 20, 2010 - 2:33 pm

They are great and can not recommend them more. Not only do they make everyone look terrific and natural, they are a pleasure to be around and they know how to bring the best out of you.

Aimee - April 28, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Thank you! We love you guys and your work. 🙂

Hycroft family portrait. Joe & Maria celebrate 60 YEARS!

You may recognize Tanya & Jure (bottom centre) from our website and their wedding spread in Wedluxe Magazine.  What a joy to be asked to capture another family milestone: Tanya’s grandparents are celebrating 6o years together!  

A classic family portrait was in order, so we did it up in a formal way, with the important addition of candid imagery.  For years, we’ve enjoyed shooting at Hycroft Manor and once again, it  provided the perfect, elegant setting for this special family.

We were moved by the warmth and sensitivity radiating from Joe and Maria.  When I asked Joe what his secret was to his successful, FOREVER marriage, he teared up and became overwhelmed by the site of his family surrounding him and his beautiful wife, still by his side after all these years.  The answer was clear.

I’m excited to design a custom JONETSU card for the family to send around in celebration!  To many more years together, Joe and Maria!  (clink!)

JONETSU STUDIOS BLOG. It’s true, it’s new!

Not that we didn’t love our little old home made Mac blog, but it just wasn’t inspiring us anymore.  So, like a good friend with an 80s haircut (not new school 80s, old school 80s), we told her it was time for a makeover.  

The photos won’t go away, her personality is the same, but her fresh new look will add an extra spring in her step!

Much love,

Camille & Chadwick Bensler

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melia - August 4, 2010 - 1:50 pm

SO glad your blog now appears in my blog reader! What a feast!