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.
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!
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.
In September 2015’s monthly image competition of Professional Photographers of Greater Bay Area, my “Water Lily in the Wild” not only won a gold ribbon, but also was voted the best of entire Illustrative Category by judges.
My nature photo, “2 Trees in Early Winter” won 3rd place, Illustrative Category, at the 2014 End of Year Image Competition of the Professional Photographers of Greater San Francisco Bay Area (PPGBA).
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. …
My landscape fine art photo, “Yellow Mountain No. 1” was featured on the cover of November 2014’s Bulletin of Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area (PPGBA): http://ppgba.org/wp-content/uploads/201411Bull.pdf The Bulletin’s second page published this “Cover Story” for this photo: “This month’s cover named ‘Yellow Mountain in China’ was created by Joanne Tan. She earned a Blue Ribbon in the September Illustative category this year. Joanne tells us, ‘The Yellow Mountain, a/k/a Huang Shan, is one of China’s most scenic mountains, in Anhui. I went there in early summer 2012 with my two teenage sons and my nephew. Huang Shan is …