Jana Epstein's love of art goes back to childhood and has been carried on with much enthusiasm to this date. Her degrees from the University of Georgia are in Photography and Graphic Design. Her love and commtiment to photography has been her main focus and passion for many years.

Jana has been showing her photography on the national art show circuit for over a decade. She is a multiple award winning artist whose body of art has been recognized at the The Virginia Highands Summer Arts Festival of Atlanta, GA, The Fall Roswell Arts Festival, Roswell, GA The Sunfest Arts & Music Festival of West Palm Beach, FL, The South Miami Arts Festival of Miami, Florida, The State Street Area Art Festival of Ann Arbor, MI, to name a few.

Jana creates her Black and White images by using natural light to photograph architecture and nature as well as the human figure. She individually prints each photograph using traditional darkroom techniques on fiber base, mat surface on Photographic paper. She then selenium tones the custom prints for archival purposes.

Jana enhances her images by selectively adding color to her black and white photographs. She paints each color piece by hand using Prisma and Marshal colored pencils, blending the color, with her own special process, into the emulsion of the photographic paper.

Jana does not usually add color to her images of the human figure. She does want to distract the intent of the subject matter which is pure and beautiful on its own.

In framing the images, Jana takes her work one step further by using antique ceiling tile and old wood molding from homes to frame each photograph. Jana salvages and hand picks every tin and wood piece for each image. By uniting the two she creates a marriage between the frame and her photographs. This is done without altering one to match the other. By mixing all these mediums Jana creates dimension to her work. The results, like Jana, is a one-of-a-kind original work of art.

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