Josie Iselin is the photographer, author and designer of ten books, with new projects in development in her San Francisco studio, Loving Blind Productions. Her books focus on those forms in nature we find at hand and in particular, at the beach. Her newest book is titled The Curious World of Seaweed: Stories from the Pacific Coast and features sixteen visually rich narratives of our iconic West Coast seaweeds and kelps. It is due out by Heyday Books in August 2019.
Josie’s mission is to produce enticing, original and well-designed books that combine art and science, leaving the reader with new information about, and an appreciation for, the world around them. Josie continues her research into the ecology of the seaweed and sea otter native to our Western oceans.
Josie holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For over twenty years Josie has used her flatbed scanner and computer exclusively for generating imagery. She is still captivated by the fluidity with which this technique allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. As a fine artist, Josie exhibits large-scale prints at select galleries and museums, and she has designed a line of luxury scarves and shower curtains. She hopes that celebrating the ordinary wonders we find at the beach will bring thoughtfulness and stewardship to this extraordinary place of discovery.
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