Submitted by Samatar 12/18/05 10:42 PM GMT

Our seventh Artist of the Week is Jojomercury. As usual you are encouraged to take a look at his gallery and provide feedback and encouragement to this deserving photographer. Here is Joseph's bio for you to learn a bit more about him:

Jojomercury: It is a great honor to be chosen this week as the featured artist. Like Pierre I was surfing for wallpaper when I found and I have been off and running with my photography since then. One of my earliest expierences with a camera was using an old yashica at rock concerts. I wonder what ever happen to those photos lol. Once I was back stage at a Greatful Dead concert and got some great close up shots of the band. Mostly before digital it was throw away cameras for vacation and family events. About 5 years ago I got a digital camera and fell in love with photography again. I enjoy many diffrent types of photography and although I do many nature pieces I am always on the look out for anything interesting to shoot. My favorite image in my gallery is 'Imagine' which was taken in the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St.Louis, Missouri where I reside. I respect many peoples photography and art on this site. This site and the people here have improved my photography by their comments and suggestions. One of my favorite subjects is my daughter Samantha who just turned 7 this week. I am living and enjoying life and am proud of my association with Caedes and it's members many who have become close friends. If you are new here please give the site a chance. It is a wonderful place to view and submit art and you may find something else Friends. Peace&Respect Joseph M.


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12/20/05 12:11 AM GMT
A well deserved honor Joe. You're gallery has always been one of my favorites. You have an eye for shooting unique scenes and objects. I remember waiting for you to post your next graffitti piece just to see if my name was on it. : ) Your support of others is always there and should be commended. Congratulations and thanks.
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12/20/05 12:20 AM GMT
Well, well you here. A featured artist. I am so glad for you. This is an honor that you definitely deserve. You have loyally supported this site throughout it's many changes. You continually upload high quality images for our enjoyment and use on our desktops. You are not afraid to try different effects and/or filters and continue to learn at the same time. It is a lot of fun when we "play computers', even with the mouse! :))
You have taught me many things for which I am so very grateful , but the most I am grateful for is that you introduced me to this site. I enjoy all the people & the images and I have learned so much. Enjoy your week of fame my friend, you have earned it.
How fitting that you were selected Christmas are so giving to others and now we get to give back to you. What a gift!!! Happy Holidays to you & my other "little" angel. xoxo
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~ Mimi~
12/20/05 12:33 AM GMT
Congratulations Jojo... another well earned reward to a highly worthy artist. Well done.

Reviewing your gallery, as I have done many times, I'm reminded that we share a common eye for things of beauty in our lives. The difference is that you're able to capture them EVER so well and consistently. Nice.


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12/20/05 1:01 AM GMT
Yeahhhh!!!!! Congrats Jojo you deserve the honour my friend your an inspiration, and I have appreciated all of your support..... I just love your work, you always give them a beautiful dreamy look, with gorgeous colour.. It was a pleasure to my eyes to see your shots full of fresh greens when I was in a drought and your winter shots when I was melting from the summer heat.. lol... You have such a diverse gallery, that picking one fav could never be, as I have many in my file =), all your Japanese Garden images were lovely and calming, your autumn shots full of amazing vibrant colours, the hot air balloons and your portrait shots were outstanding, and your winter shots.. what can I say.. I love snow.. and two that stands out in my mind was the "Morning Walk" and "Bridge to Autum Colours" shot, beautiful. Its is a pleasure to look at your work Jojo, and I look forward to seeing many many many more to add to my collection... now you can sit back and enjoy the week... May you and your loved ones have a Merry and Safe holidays...
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"I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination" / Jimmy Dean
12/20/05 1:06 AM GMT
Congratulations and great gallery!
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12/20/05 1:24 AM GMT
Congratulations Joseph. Just one question. Are we any closer to red? ;-? Well deserved. Your eye for beauty is appreciated. Your manips. are always interesting. Your kindness is always appreciated. Have a fun week and I wish you and Samantha a beautiful holiday season together.
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When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance... Leanne Womack
12/20/05 3:09 AM GMT
From making the grit of the city come to life, to showing the detail in darkened rooms with simple window light, your gallery has been a favorite from my beginnings here. Some favorites; Streetcar Ride Awaits, Big Easy Guitars, Dream at 149, Curiosity on the Farm and Summer Light.

And, I really miss Caedes Graffitti
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12/20/05 3:48 AM GMT
Another more than deserving artist ! I'm so pleased to see you as the Artist of the Week, Jojo ! I just love your autumn shots, they're colorful, and dreamy, and they pull you into the images themselves, making you experience them, as opposed to just being an observer. A true talent, and congratulations !
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Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right.....Three Lefts Do ................. MY GALLERY
12/20/05 10:52 AM GMT
Congratulations Jojo , I took a better look at your gallary ,and must say it is well deserved.
my favorite pic of yours is Curiousity on the Farm .
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have a nice day and read more fantasy. my images
12/20/05 11:37 AM GMT
Congratulations Jojo....
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12/20/05 12:07 AM GMT
Congratulations Joseph! I'm glad your work's been recognized. Your gallery is awesome!
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"Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought." Albert Szent-Gyorgi
12/20/05 12:38 AM GMT
Well done Jojo....your work say's it all.
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Don't open the darkroom door....your let all the dark out!
12/20/05 1:42 PM GMT
Hey Joseph, congratulations. It’s good to see you honoured this way. I’ve always enjoyed your images and your gracious manner of communication.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them that’s important. Ruth Ross
12/20/05 3:11 PM GMT
Congrats Joseph, happy Christmas as well.... !!!
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-The true lens is the eye itself. -
12/20/05 5:29 PM GMT
I am back to add that you are the window king! ;) Love every shot you've ever taken through a window. And, like Rob...loved the graffiti series too! You brought lots of smiles with those!
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When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance... Leanne Womack
12/20/05 6:37 PM GMT
The window king? Not at all!!! Joseph is the RED TREES king... ;-)
I already said we haven't trees like that in Europe and that afflicts me!!!
Congrats Joseph. You are one of the best supportive of the site and this honor is really well deserved. Peace & respect! :-D
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12/20/05 8:03 PM GMT
Congratulations.. Well deserved.. I do love your photography..
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One bead at a time
12/20/05 9:01 PM GMT
Congrats Joseph, Merry Christmas.
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Some scrap of integrity and certainty I guess. Check this out!
12/20/05 10:49 PM GMT
Congratulations Joseph.
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius
12/21/05 2:17 AM GMT
Hello Joe..altho I dont know you that well, I have always enjoyed your photos...I especially like the ones shot out of or into windows and doors. I enjoy those very much. You have a nice variety of pictures, and you seem to be a very caring person. Im happy that you are AOTW...I know we know know you a bit better and I wish you even more good things in the new year....congrats for sure!! verena
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Moments are meant to be captured! ...
12/21/05 6:42 AM GMT
Congratulations Joseph. I'm pleased to see these weeks’ honors go to you.
You so richly deserve it.
I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.
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12/21/05 11:49 AM GMT
Congratulations Joseph on your nomination and your fine set of work together with the distinction of being the first Christmas AOTW :-)
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
12/21/05 2:15 PM GMT
Congrats JoJo,well deserved honour,Best of the Season to you and yours,,,,,Jim
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12/21/05 4:35 PM GMT
10000 Congrats to you, enjoy it, and keep the good work as always you do.. merry christmas :)
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“Suspiros etereos se abrazan con un beso eterno” Enjoy My Gallery
12/21/05 5:48 PM GMT
Your photos are what turned me on to this site and I have enjoyed so many over the last few years. You've been an inspiration and a joy to follow. From a pinball machine to a paper umbrella, a lonely bench in winter to a young girl looking through the fence. And oh how you've allowed us to peer through so many windows. I have many favorites and I hope there are many more to come. Congratulations, Jojo, on being chosen as one of our featured artists.
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
12/21/05 11:13 PM GMT
Hurray! Congratulations! It's a well-deserved honor for you Joseph. I'm really pleased they made you artist of the week. Merry Christmas, my friend.
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12/23/05 6:11 PM GMT
Merry Christmas Joseph...what great timing that the 'king of red' should be nominated as AOTW at this time...congratulations on this most deserving recognition...your work has always been a magical experience to view...I am soooo glad to see you here.:Pat.
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Christmas is just plain weird. What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree in your living room eating candy and snacks out of your socks?
12/27/05 5:29 AM GMT
Thanks to all of you that took time to comment on my AOTW page and also to all members for their contribution to the site this year.It is been a hell of a fun ride.I'm looking forward to more art and capers in 2006.
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Laying Easy Somewhere Shade Across My Mind
12/27/05 2:39 PM GMT
I'm a bit late, but just wanted to say congratulations on being selected the artist of the week.
You do great work! you deserve it!..=)
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12/27/05 4:24 PM GMT
I've been out of commission for a little while from surgery. I just wanted to share my support and congratulations for your honor of artist of the week. I have really enjoyed and been inspired by your gallery of work. Thank you Joseph for allowing us to see your visions through your camera lens.
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View the world with your mind's eye. Mr. Russ
12/28/05 3:26 PM GMT
Congratulations Mr.M. Hope you had a great Christmas. K well, I just love your fall images you share with us and I will remember you always for that. You have always included other members in your images, so thanks for the grafiti and calendars too:-)
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12/28/05 5:14 PM GMT
Here´s my late congratulations from Sweden, Jojo. Enjoy your well deserved title. I´ve seen several great photos from your camera, but I think I have much more to discover in your gallery.

I wish you a happy new year filled with exciting photography, JoJo ..
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-- Arne --
12/29/05 4:43 PM GMT
Jojo, congratulations!
Did you enjoy your AOTW week?
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
12/29/05 9:57 PM GMT
Congratulations Jojo! I look forward to many, many, MANY more of your beautiful shots (hint, hint). Your nature pics are so soothing and lovely. I must admit they are my favorites on caedes. May God bless you in the New Year!
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John 10:27
01/01/06 9:17 AM GMT
Another well-accomplished artist who truely deserves an honour. Glad you were chosen the next AOTW Joseph and my congratulations to you. Your photos are filled with colours and light. That is what makes them so appealing. There is always some value added: the atmosphere of the place, the original composition... Now I believe I can go and visit your gallery.

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Here is my gallery "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous" Aristotle
01/02/06 12:19 AM GMT
Congrats Joseph. You are very deserving of this honor.
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"Little dreams cost the same as big dreams, so why not dream BIG"
01/02/06 11:08 PM GMT
Hello Joe, while I don't know you very well, I feel compelled to express my deep appreciation for the skills and talents you possess!! These attributes are demonstrated beautifully by the lovely images I reviewed this am and enjoyed immensely!! I am remembering one in particular, among many, is "Orange Bliss"! Hypothetically, if our competition was reduced to fall images only, I couldn't compete with yours on any level! Smiling! You have earned this honor, of that I am sure! "Peace and Respect" to you!! Sincerely, Marilyn
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01/04/06 7:09 PM GMT
WELL DESERVED!!!!! Congratulations!
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