11 Months Later or Walking On My Own | +Jo

11 months. That’s how long it took me to learn everything I know about photography. The key, though, is I will never stop learning. The past 11 months took me for a whirlwind of a ride. This time last year I didn’t know much more than ‘if I spin this and press that, it changes […]


P.J. Johnson {an interview} | +Jo

Interview with P. J. Johnson Vice President of Savannah College of Art and Design: Atlanta by +Jo I am a Savannah native and attended UGA for a Business Administration degree in accounting. I was in the ROTC program and joined the Air Force after I finished college. Originally it was a 4-year commission, but I enjoyed it so […]


Return To The River

It’s been very active around here on the blog this week. The interns have been posting about their experiences last weekend, the normal weddings, pictures of babies, and a very sad/happy goodbye from Raven. Make sure you check them all out – because they are all awesome.     It’s been a little while since […]


The Tempest {weeks 6 | 7 | 8 }

{+jo}   Who is Shakespeare to this group? He’s a man that has brought about some form of inspiration. But even that is a little too ambiguous. He’s someone who influenced the English language more than most modern people know or acknowledge. He is someone who has been studied for entire lifetimes and someone who […]

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{Bloom} | +jo

{Photos and text | +jo } The season has come upon us where everything breaths a sigh of relief. Everyone survived winter and new life blooms. Well, this winter wasn’t harsh but it’s stil a time to celebrate. And celebrate people did at Kai-Lin Art’s gallery opening for the latest show Bloom. Beverages poured from […]


The Tempest {week4/5}

{video, text: +jo photos: +jo and Thomas Strickland}   I’m sure visitors to Barrington Hall in Roswell are wondering what on earth is being constructed behind the historic house. A monstrous set is looming over the lawn where, on most nights, a group gathers to stick together a larger-than-life concept.  North Fulton Drama Club has certainly stepped up […]