Artist StatementMy series “Living on the Edge” captures the harmony that exists in that curious space where wildlife intersects with our urban world. At a time when we continue to distance ourselves from the natural world, the edges of our communities push further into nature. Animals living in the wild move closer into our backyards. Beauty and mystery reside in this place of integration. When walking a path at natures pace, I see the beauty of life revealed in the details: the grace of a wing, an isolated radio tower enveloped with birds – minimal details reduced to their essence in black and white. These images speak of stillness. They share a quiet contentment. I believe it is in this space that we find our peace. The simplicity of a hand-held 35mm film camera allows me to become an intimate part of the world unfolding in front of my lens. 3 ¾ x 5 ½” images on 8x10” selenium-toned, gelatin-silver paper is my preferred presentation size for a more intimate viewing experience.
Joanne Miller is an art photographer of urban nature. Focusing her lens on the wildlife living on the edge of urban landscapes, her photographs portray harmony within the coexistence of civilization and the natural world. Her black and white images evoke a sense of beauty and mystery. Recipient of “Art MD’s” juror’s award, Joanne’s photographs have been published, exhibited and are included in private collections. For further information, please visit her website at: joanne-miller.com