Janise Witt - Fine Art Photographer &
Mixed Media Artist
I’ve had the privilege of being a full time fine art photographer for 22 years, trained at UCLA, specializing in people and our environment. My artistic expression is truly about my inner journey. I have been discovering, learning and cultivating the ability to blend, through many medias, over the last number of years, which may now be woven through my photography. A coming together - the layering of ideas, and refining those ideas are the elements I now incorporate to capture images and stories which reflect multi-sensory richness.
My photography has been pretty diverse, including portraits of celebrities, corporate events, weddings and people with interesting stories to share, special features for People Magazine, Phoenix Magazine, The Plateau Journal of Northern Arizona, and contributing photographer for Sedona Magazine for over 10 years. Showcase photographer for the
Los Angeles Arts Festival, Arizona Points of Pride and Sedona Film Festival. I feel the diversity of photography which I embrace contributes a far richer tapestry to each celebration,
story and event I capture and create.
These accomplishments combined with my extensive photographic sojourns throughout the world, intertwined with my love of nature and the life force which surges through all creation, is like a continually evolving tapestry; reflecting love, joy, beauty, wonder and discovery. Through my photography and mixed media artistry, it is my desire to catch a glimpse of that fleeting spirit and the beauty woven throughout all that is alive, within the exquisite backdrop of our Earth Home.
Some aspects are still near and dear to me, yet my love and feeling about Earth’s family has really catapulted me to a new area, that of sustainability, not as a cliché, but as a fully engaged way of living. I feel all aspects of my photographic gifts contribute to the whole because they express the beauty and wonder of all coming togethers. I love the farmers and the winegrowers, as well as people and the Chefs who take these wonderful Earth jewels to create their culinary art, which they share with their people.
I love my art more now than when I began and I’m not sure how that happened, but it has and that totally excites me! This is most likely due to you, my people who honor me with the opportunity to listen to you and capture your most precious memories and stories.
Now, I lead photographic sojourns throughout the world, to share my love of diverse landscapes and people.
Keyholes to the Past
I Love L.A.
Everything Changes with Time
Year of the Parent
Arizona’s Hidden Country
Cookbook/Lifestyle Book Commissions:
Elote Cookbook – Sedona, AZ
Elixir of Life – Sedona, AZ
Queen Creek Olive Mill Cookbook – Queen Creek, Arizona
Spirit of the Canyon – 2002
Landscape and Memory – 2003
Embracing Time – 2003
People of the Red Earth – 2004
The Poetry and Politics of Water – 2003
The Creative Spirit – 2004
Sleep on It – 2004
Layers of the Feminine – 2005
Random Acts of Art - 2006
Random Arts of Art – 2007 – Symphony of Life – A DVD Digital Story
Through the Eyes of the Soul – 2008-2009
Stories of Those Who Share Their Gifts And Insights – an Art Book and Digital DVD
The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition
Sedona-Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce