A former graphic designer turned photographer, Joan Kocak’s award-winning fine art prints are exhibited in New England galleries. A native of the Northeast, her images are infused with a deep connection to the land and water of the area.
Joan uses a process of combining layers of photographs of different “grunge” items, such as dirty snow, peeling paint and cracked sidewalks, to produce textures that add a painterly feeling to the original photograph.
“Most of the locations where I shoot have great significance for me, and often remind me of specific people in my life, both here and gone. My images often convey a sense of aloneness and quiet reverie.”
Joan’s images have such a unique look. She had worked with several printmakers and was disappointed with their ability to showcase the subtle detail of her works on watercolor paper. “I wanted a paper with a watercolor paper look to it, and at Parrot Digigraphic there are so many great options that complement my images. I always feel that the final result is truly beautiful.”
For more details on Joan’s artwork visit www.joankocakphotography.com