- About Jocelyn
Jocelyn Stokes is a photographer, artist and event producer, who is capturing images that convey the unique wildlife and complex cultures of this world. From the Western hemisphere to the Far East, she has explored North America, Australia, Asia and Europe, with the highest intention of conserving nature’s biodiversity and humanity’s connection with the natural world.
Stokes now calls Portland, Oregon home-base, yet it is common to find her on assignment in various parts of the world. A graduate of Lewis & Clark College, she has studied photography for more than a decade. She is passionate about incorporating various traditional and non-traditional photographic techniques by utilizing both medium-format film, as well as digital cameras. She has worked and exhibited her artwork internationally including: Australia, Belgium, South Korea, and Borneo.
She is adamant about sharing her photography and artwork as a means to empower eco-consciousness.
This I believe,
that humanity has the potential to sustain symbiosis with the natural world. Humanity is blessed with intelligence, creative minds, strong spirits and an ability to be knowledgeable, as well as conscious of our surroundings.
We may be the most gifted of beasts. Yet, with our advanced ability there comes a vital responsibility to exist as a conscious body. As technology and globalization continue to develop, we are becoming a united presence on Earth. I believe that this unity is enabling a union of consciousness. For the sanctity of every soul, present and future, we cannot afford anything less. We need to exist harmoniously on this planet and use our resources with the utmost care.
• Growing local, organic food is essential.
• Sustaining supportive and knowledgeable communities is essential.
• Using renewable energies to power our lifestyles is essential.
• Conserving and protecting the diverse ecosystems of our natural environment is essential. I strive to embody these principals through my lifestyle and advocate for them through my art. My photography focuses on assisting the implementation and development of environmental conservation projects.
Jocelyn has just finished videos forGuayaki Yerba Mate. Filmed in Portland, Oregon during it’s famed Last Thursday festival. It captures the vitality of the event and illustrates how naturally this beverage fits in this cross-cultural event. See video...
Asian exploration was a collection of prints from Jocelyn’s travels in the far east.
The show displayed at the Blackbird Center in Portland, Oregon. See the works at the Divinity section of her on-line gallery. Images that inspire, "Breath, tranquility, devotion, and meditation - creating vibrational essence of a spiritual life."