joel conison, photography

About Joel

Joel Conison lives and works in Atlanta Georgia.

His work has been exhibited at The McDonough Museum of Art, Rhonda Schaller Studios in NYC, Southeast Regional Exhibition, The Print Center 74th International Exhibition, as well as other local & regional venues.

About Joel's work

All of the prints are digital utilizing a dedicated printer with a seven tone archival pigment ink set, on Hahnemuhle 308 gsm matt paper. Images are two sizes. The larger print is a 25 x18 (edition of 10, 2 AP) on a 24 x 31 inch sheet. The other size is 20 x 14.4 inch (edition of 15, 2 AP).


Simplicity is what I strive for when making images. Showing only what is needed and eliminating the rest. Generally, I am interested in isolating tones or colors, intentionally not creating a full toned or multi-colored image. Formal issues are always a concern. How line, form, tone and space work, and work together. Negative space becomes important also. At times scale and proportion become flexible. Without scale or proportion a questioning of the objects reality is introduced, thus its representational qualities become insufficiently factual, or abstract. I am not interested in the pictorial nature of things photographed but trying to move the representation to the suggestive.


Master of Fine Arts -- Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY