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Your Unfinished, We Will – A poem honoring John McCain

Your Unfinished, We Will © Joanne Tan, written 8/26/2018, edited 9/2/18 John McCain, our beloved hero fallen. We mourn for America’s autumn. Our hero lost Presidential campaigns, He often lost temper too, and Almost his life, in Vietnam. Yet his stature becomes towering His voice heartfelt bellowing Living Or Passing. Love, honor, courage, Unwavering faith, A great man, a real man, His parting words echoing over this land, across the oceans foaming. Thank you, McCain, For what you have sown, with a devoted life of your own. Gone is our hero, but never gone, Your character, your dreams, your ideals, …

Poem by Joanne Z. Tan, founder and CEO, 10+ Visual Branding, 10+ Super Brand, a/k/a Joanne Tan Visual Branding, Photographic artist, poet, Poem And Art Studio, "Did Berlin Kill You, Anthony Bourdain?"

Did Berlin Kill You, Anthony Bourdain?

  Did Berlin kill you, Anthony Bourdain? Your last stop, the dark side, the self-mutilating pains and sufferings captured by the photographer whom you too kindly described as non judgemental, yet whose attention celebrated the evil.   Did it get to you too deep? So deep and personal that you could not shake if off, and just carry on, as normal?   Your sensitive soul, inclined to self-blaming; Your acute sense of justice, after seeing too much, the bloody, the gory, the silent screaming, the twisted howling, the uninhibited exhibition of craze, thirst, Dante’s infernal…   And the compounding of …

Blackhawk Museum Hired Joanne Tan to Photograph China and Africa Exhibits

Last week, the prestigious Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California hired me to photograph their newly opened Africa exhibit’s and soon-to-open China exhibit’s sculptures, murals, replica throne and ancient musical instrucments, paintings, artifacts, wood carvings, ornaments, clothing, musical instruments, architectural interior and exterior, etc. These stunning photos will soon be posted in my “Commercial” portfolio.

Joanne Tan, CEO, digital brand-marketing full service agency, Owner and photographer

Kaiser Permanente Bought My Two Landscape Photos

These two fine art landscape photos I took at the Lafayette Reservoir, California, were purchased by Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Walnut Creek Behavioral Health Center for permanent collection, as prints 24 X 30. Their agent found me through this website!

Winner, 2nd Place, End of Year Competition 2015, Professional Photographers of Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Illustrative Category.

My “King of the Wild” was taken in the wilderness of Black Diamond Mine, in Contra Costa County, North California. The majestic wild oak tree towering and dwarfing over the background of small trees and shrubs inspire me to name it “King of the Wild”.  The End of Year Competition was not easy to win, since submitted photos by professional photographers must have also won monthly competitions during the same year.  It was anonymously judged by well-known master photographers with careful deliberation, according to the standards set by Professional Photographers of America.

US Congressman Mark DeSaulnier Took My “Mt. Diablo” Photo Art To Washington D.C.

When Mark DeSaulnier was running for United States Congress as a California Senator, he saw my photographic print on canvas, “Mount Diablo Under a Glorious Sky” hanging in Danville Chamber of Commerce, California, and he loved it. Now after he won the election, he bought it and took it to Washington D.C. This piece of fine art will be hanging in his new office. I also gave him a poem: “Mount Diablo”: Mt. Diablo so named by the Indians as the Mountain of the Devil. He’s the king among a pack of lions, maned head yawning out morning mist: Regal. …