I’m an artist living in Bronxville, NY. About 18 years ago I developed an interested in photography. This interest grew out of my love for nature. After a couple of years, I put down my camera and forgot about it. With the advent of digital, I once again renewed my interest in photography, but this time I also discovered the wonders of Photoshop and the myriad ways I could enhance my images to bring a sense of mood and a more personal vision. Within a rather short period of time, the camera became secondary to the effects I could create in the digital darkroom. The photo became my blank canvas. My new challenge was a transformation of the original photographic image, to a painterly image imbued with a sense of mystery and romanticism. I will often layer my images with textures for a vintage or grungy appearance. I prefer desaturated colors and earth tones. I strive to enhance my photos with lighting when it’s lacking. Most of my post processing work involves subtle tweaking and fine tuning, until it often becomes a very different image from the original version. Although I had been shooting florals and some still life, my interest turned to intimate landscapes. I now prefer quiet, hidden, out of the way places rather than the vast scenic landscapes and popular tourist locations. I turned to my immediate surroundings for inspiration. I often return to the same familiar places, a local bridge, pond, or woodland, for there is always a new, fresh way of seeing. Says Jessica Jenney.