Jane Strauss captures images with her camera that most of us would never take the time to look close enough to see - the detail on an old car's hood ornament, the lush growth along a flooded waterway, the frosted roses as winter approaches, and the delicate tendrils of wild grass. Her images are sharp, crisp, and sigh-inspiring, making the viewer wonder how much beauty and detail they have missed by not looking closely enough at our environment. It is a wonderful gift to be able to see these details and hidden images through Jane's eyes. Her renderings using digital software allow her to bring certain elements to light so that what might seem to others like the simplest subject - a bird on a tree, or old tools, turns into true art."

 

Photographer, Community Ambassador for The Academy of Special Dreams whose mission is to increase public awareness, recognition and appreciation of the creative talents of people with disabilities in their respective communities.

 

A significant part of my portfolio is composed of automotive images. Many are mascots (aka hood ornaments), badges, or other details that NT eyes often miss. In this image I was experimenting with a new filter on a sunny day. I also do commission work, documenting particular cars.

A significant part of my portfolio is composed of automotive images. Many are mascots (aka hood ornaments), badges, or other details that NT eyes often miss. In this image I was experimenting with a new filter on a sunny day. I also do commission work, documenting particular cars.

 
Sunrise Over The Pier" was taken in North Myrtle Beach, SC, during a magical vacation our family took in Mid-December one year. I am usually an early riser, and was already awake at 6 AM when the sun started to climb through the cloudbank. Reflections and diffused light are my friends.

Sunrise Over The Pier" was taken in North Myrtle Beach, SC, during a magical vacation our family took in Mid-December one year. I am usually an early riser, and was already awake at 6 AM when the sun started to climb through the cloudbank. Reflections and diffused light are my friends.

 
Window With Kalaniyot. Kalaniyot are the red flowers in this photo, and they bloom in the Northern Negev in early Spring. We visited in a Moshav near 'Aza when the flowers had passed their prime, and I took this photo of one of the original, somewhat decayed, homes there. Anyone else see the outline of Wisconsin in the stucco?

Window With Kalaniyot. Kalaniyot are the red flowers in this photo, and they bloom in the Northern Negev in early Spring. We visited in a Moshav near 'Aza when the flowers had passed their prime, and I took this photo of one of the original, somewhat decayed, homes there. Anyone else see the outline of Wisconsin in the stucco?