The ultimate goal for photographer Jeane Umbreit is to capture a moment that holds a universal appeal. Whether it’s a cypress trees noticed while floating the tributaries of the Mississippi River, a startled doe in the woods of the Canadian Gulf islands, Memphis gang graffiti, a child waiting outside a forlorn grocery store, or an obviously fragrant camellia on a mantelpiece, Umbreit notices particular times that seem laden with the beautiful potency of the familiar.
Those images she later enhances for composition and tones for emotional content. Sometimes she further embellishes an image with subtle layering or intentional double exposures. Umbreit gives her viewers the perfect amount of information to absorb full familiarity and presence of each image.