CJ Hockett is a retired US Naval Aviator and physician (MD). CJ travels internationally to photograph wild birds and mammals. Field photography has taken him throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, and the Falkland Islands, with recent emphasis on Vermont, Greater New England and Southern Quebec. His fine art prints, often mistaken as paintings, exhibit a rich, continuous color tone achieved by injecting inks into textured fine art paper and canvas. The prints are light fast for 75-100 years under glass and out of direct sunlight.
I wiggle, shake, dip and swing the camera, which imparts an impressionistic feel to the images, making them look more like a painting than a photo. “My work returns the focus on the forest, where we are the visitor.”
Jon has been involved in photography for over thirty years. Over those years he has explored many different forms of photography: Black and White, color, different formats, films and processes. In the last few years He has made the transition to Digital capture, processing and printing. A desktop system in his studio replaces the wet darkroom, but the workflow is much the same. He prints on Fine Art Watercolor paper coated to receive the pigment inks of his Epson printer. The combination results in quality and archival stability unattainable with traditional color print processes.