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Book Preview, Spread from my book, joSon:INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF NATURE Coming next month.
Just got a few copies of the book today from Fedex. It ‘s look amazing. here is a few spread I just photographed from the book. you can see more at this link joSon Intimate portraits of nature
Check out this cool image from my flower collection currently in the promotion of the Adobe Photoshop that Just release today!
To see more images from the collection and the the new book releasing next month here
this is a set of three prints. the prints size are around 4 by 6 feet. it’s so cool seeing it large in person.
show here: “abstract light 2” and “abstract light 3”
Wishing you these holidays and the rest of the of the new year always surround by loving family and warm friends like hippos show here. :)
Shot this at the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania :)
(film copyrighted by joSon photo llc.)
joSon close encounter at the fish market, Tokyo (3 of 3)
I have been to Japan more times than I can count, either to work or to visit my college friend Takashi. Japan is very small compared to the U. S., but there is so much to do and see that I admit going to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market had never really been on my to-do list in Tokyo. I like seafood but have never been a big fan of the smell or fish bones. Also most of the guide books recommended that I be there around 4 am to see the most interesting activities. I do not recall the early morning subway journey at all and how i got there being half asleep - transferring from one subway train to the next, but i can still clearly recall the taste of fish eggs in my mouth that seconds earlier were in the fish’s stomach.Tsukiji Fish Market is the biggest and the busiest fish market in the world: the sea creatures in this market come in all sizes, shapes and colors and range from elegant to ugly. Some of them I have never seen and others I did not even know could be eaten, at least not raw. Some were in buckets of water, others lay in a bed of ice. There were tuna weighing over hundreds of pounds each, frozen, laying on a wet floor or in the sink and surrounded by heavy equipment including chainsaws and other meat-carving machines like something you would see in a slaughterhouse. Additionally the area was cluttered with blade sharpeners, blocks of ice and water hoses amid a pile of fish heads, eyes, scales and other fish innards. Illuminated by fluorescent light hanging above the ceiling, the sea of creatures seemed detached from it’s origins and surreal. Standing there on the walkway that is barely wide enough to fit two people and seeing the sea of fish out of water surrounded by moving figures and foreign sounds filling the vast space, I felt like I was watching ballet dancers perform on the stage to an out-of-sync symphony. It was hard to imagine that the elegant sushi dishes on my table the night before came from such a chaotic place. Within chaos, there is always beauty to be found.
Here are a few images I shot at close range at the Tsukiji Fish Market.
“The Art of the Orchid : From a new book of photography by joSon, these images capture the allure of orchids.”
Check out the pre-release write up about my up coming book joSon: Intimate Portraits of Plants by Four Season Hotel magazine. To read the full article click on the photo.
Orchid Appeal by joSon for Four Seasons Magazine
If you have a chance to stay at a Four Seasons Hotel anywhere in the word this fall, check out the Fall issue of their magazine, Four Seasons. There is a great story about orchids called “Orchid Appeal” in which Linda Yang, a former New Times garden writer, reveals the history and mystery behind one of the world’s most treasured plants.
I shot this wonderful collection of Orchids that appears in the story. Selected images from this collection (along with others from my Orchid collection) will also be in my forthcoming book joSon: Intimate Portraits of Plants (Graphis Press, spring 2013)
To see more images from the Orchids collection check click here. joSonstudio.com
Last Sunday I had a front row seat watching swimmers from The Dolphin Club of San Francisco as they swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, approximately 1.6 miles, clad in only speedos and bikinis. As the fog rolled in above them they shared the freezing water with real live dolphins visible in the far distance. Excitement and laughter filled the crisp morning air along with a loud fog horn. As the countdown ended, one by one the swimmers—ranging from 25 to 75 years of age!—jumped from a boat into what I personally considered to be ice cold water (and that was after dipping just my hand in for only a few moments). Some of the swimmers told me, over hot soup and fresh fruit at the club afterwards, “Oh, it’s not that bad at all…. It’s warm today, around 60 degrees.” Reuben Hechanove, the current Club president, a member of the club for over 25 years, who has swum the same length of the bridge over a dozen times, agreed that today was actually a relatively warm day. Reuben, who was driving Arias — the rescue boat where I was sitting — also told me that there are times when the water can be as cold as 50 degrees or less.
In case you are curious, while there is no official record keeping, the fastest time for the swim on Sunday was around 23 minutes (the unofficial record is 18:25, set by Mike Garabaldi back in 1985).
Check out a few images I shot from the event, special thanks to Reuben and The Dolphin Club. Check out their website.
photos © joSon photo llc.
The water, the wages, the air. the sand, the wind, the sun, the beach; These images exploring the relationship between us and the beach. this is a new series i’m been documenting life at the beach from the air.
gallery print 28” by 41” edition of 7 and 1art proof.