Joseph Neumayer

“I tell stories with pictures. 

I am a ‘plein air’ Surrealist.” 


The directives of Robert Frost and Alexey Brodovitch provoke me. 

André Kertész and Thomas Jefferson influence my point of view.


Robert Frost said: "The thing is to get among the poems where they hold each other apart in their places as the stars do."


Brodovitch said: "Never show me anything I have ever seen before." and "Astound me!"


Jefferson chose "to place before mankind a common sense of the subject  in terms so plain and firm as to command their ascent."


André Kertész did not take photographs...he felt them; 

meeting and embracing reality in a graceful, refined—and playful manner.


My mantra and intention? "Eliminate the obvious. Illuminate the elusive." 

What I find worthy of my spirit, energy and life's purpose is to pursue the essence of a subject or an experience. — Why else am I here?


"A 'plain air Surrealist', I continue to learn. It's an artist's life." — jwn