Posts Tagged ‘photography’


“Evening light show” by John Foster Dyess

This National shelter at home time can be an opportunity to see things in our homes that are art. Objects when really seen, can become art. I will share photographs that I have taken in my home during the past ten years.
“see – become aware of something from observation”
Thanks for looking at my blog posts. Stay well.
John Foster Dyess   March 26, 2020

Sophia and Toshi

Our granddaughter Sophia homeschooling our Japanese Bobtail cat Toshi.

My wife Carolyn and I are homeschooling  our grandchildren Sophia and Dominic while our daughter Audrey works from home. For now, her husband, can work at his place of employment. Carolyn and I have a large studio in our home, which is where we teach our grandchildren. My role now is helping with art projects. Carolyn teaches math and English. My role will expand to teaching history. My career as an illustrator included many assignments for text book publishers.
John Dyess


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This show features the photographs taken by Debbie Kindschuh and the paintings by Ishimwe Bertrand.

Purpose of the Show: To enlighten audience about the wonderful work that Irembo Foundation is doing to improve literacy and education to vulnerable street children inKigali, Rwanda. This foundation was started by a young man, Ishimwe Bertrand,that was born in 1994 during the horrific genocide that killed 1 million people. He was in his mother’s womb when the genocide broke out in April of 1994. His family fled through the forests trying to reach Lake Kivu and to cross into Congo. The family never reached Congo, but their lives were saved. Unfortunately, when they returned home, their families had been murdered and they were homeless. Bertrand thus grew.up on the streets living in extreme poverty. Eventually, he was able to attend school by the sponsorship of a British man. When Bertrand turned 16, he decided to Pay It Forward. He began to sell his paintings to tourists and started paying tuition for youngchildren to attend school. Today his Irembo Foundation organizes sponsorships for 120 children and also conducts a women’s vocational training program in tailoring skills. Irembo US was started in 2017 and is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Wentzville, MO. Debbie and Randy Kindschuh travel to Rwanda and take people on retreats and mission trips there to help support the education and women empowerment programs of Irembo Foundation. Debbie and Randy have also studied the Rwandan Reconciliation program that was started by Prison Fellowship International. This forgiveness program is based on the Sycamore Tree project which reflects the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus, in the book of Luke. The Reconciliation program helped the small country of Rwanda to move forward though forgiveness and begin the process of reconstruction. John Dyess

Restoring Justice

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Garden of Eden

This is a photograph that I took about a few years ago of a partially eaten apple.

“According to the Book of Genesis, a snake in the Garden of Eden told Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge. The Garden of Eden is first mentioned in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. The Book of Genesis says the Garden of Eden was made for Adam and Eve.”

on the TV 24 x 24

oil over 24″ x24″ digital canvas print .

This collage began with a photograph of the head of a female mannequin that I bought many years ago to use as photo reference for an illustration. The background was created using paint over  paper torn  from a newspaper.

blue and black and light

“Visible light is electromagnetic radiation whose wavelength falls within the range to which the human retina responds, i.e., between about 390 nm (violetlight) and 740 nm (red). White light consists of a roughly equal mixture of all visible wavelengths, which can be separated to yield the colors of the spectrum, as was first demonstrated conclusively by Newton. In the 20th century it has become apparent that light consists of energy quanta called photons that behave partly like waves and partly like particles. The velocity of light in a vacuum is 299,792 km per second.”

This is a photograph of light on the corner of two interior walls of my home. I have enhanced the color in Photoshop. This photograph is from my photography portfolio of  light and shadow.
John Dyess


deck chair and shadows

my photograph of a plastic chair and it’s shadow is part of my series of photographs of “What I see around and in my home”

color palette

This is my photograph of two of my throw away paint palettes laying on a painters drop cloth. The larger circle palette is a sandwich tray.The small palette is the bottom of a frozen TV dinner. John Foster Dyess

studio blinds

A photo of blinds in my studio,

Women in a corner

digital photograph by John Foster Dyess

This is a photograph of my daughter Audrey which  is in a  folder on my computer of experimental photographs. This folder is a potpourri of photos taken inside my home or the homes of my family.