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Janise Witt - Fine Art Photographer &

Mixed Media Artist

Janise's Biography

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.

Creative Commissions:

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

Art Exhibits:

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

Professional Organizations:

The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition

Sedona-Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce

 

Websites:  www.sedona-photographer.com   www.sedonaweddingsbyjanise.com     www.farmtoforkvinestowine.com