Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 1.27.22 PMIn a recent podcast, we were privileged to hear from the talented Julieanne Kost, Principal Evangelist for Photoshop and LIghtrom at Adobe Systems with an incredibly talented knack of digital imagery. In her work, Julieanne combines a passion for photography with a mastery of digital imaging techniques. With a degree in psychology, Julieanne constructs worlds similar enough to appear familiar, yet obviously an interpretation of the physical reality that surrounds us.
Since Kost is a passionate photographer, she combines her background in psychology in creating artwork that can be seen in many publications. Although the images are very personal representations of her dreams and personal reality, they are abstract enough to allow individual interpretation. Julieanne hopes to engage the viewer with the image to allow them to leave the reality that they hold true and explore, even if only for an instant, and venture into the visual placeholder of her thoughts and dreams.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Julieanne as we discussed her approach to compositing, how her dreams become her inspiration and her advice for photographers and artists as a whole. Julieanne’s interview starts around 53:15.
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Over the past 20 years Julieanne has created libraries of individual elements ranging from photographs of textures and landscapes, to scans of found objects, to encaustic paintings and charcoal drawings. Although these ingredients are not an end in and of themselves, they are waiting to take their position as a component of a larger message. The common thread is that each individual element must evoke an emotional response. What that response might be (positive or negative, comforting or confrontational) is not important at the creation stage, because how the image will be used at that point is not clear. Julieanne draws from these libraries to build images and communicate her message.

To see more of her portfolio head to, and definitely check out her Daily Photoshop and Lightroom Tip (

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