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Welcome to Jstockphotos.com

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The search for high-quality stock photos begins here. This website is our answer to a call from authors and businesses who are looking for images that are both historical and contemporary. That’s how jstockphotos.com was born. We aim to please.

My team and I are extremely responsive and reactive to writers, publishing-related companies, newspapers and publications, and cover designers who are not finding the images they need – images that will speak to their readers.

Authors will discover idyllic, picturesque, and fairy-tale-like images that will bring their coveted novels and nonfiction to life. The best part is if you don’t find an image that suits your project, we will do our best to fulfill your needs.

We have a team of models (multiracial) and a costumier with more than 40 years of experience available to create your idea of the perfect book cover.

Scroll down to view available images in our three catalogs and visit often as we continually add new images.

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"There’s only one ideal image – the one that best suits your needs. My passion for photography is synonymous with thought-provoking, high-quality images that eloquently convey your message to your clients.Your success is our success!"
Joan Mead-Matsui
Our Team

Meet Joan Mead-Matsui

Travel Writer and Photographer

I provide my clients with a diverse range of stock images to suit their everyday needs. The models bring their unique qualities, creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to every photo shoot.

Our Team


I offer exceptional quality author and everyday stock images and custom photography services ranging from on-site and on-location headshots for business, social media, dating sites, and editorial. Our quality standards apply also in terms of service, technical expertise and advice.

I’ll be happy to assist you with finding the image. Contact me with any questions you might have.

Victorian Charm Author Book Cover Stock Image

You’ve written a fabulous book you’re ready to share with the world. Find your perfect cover photo here or tell us what you want. YES! You can custom order your stock image here.


Discover the nuances of cultures and landscapes in regions of the world you’ve never seen. You’ll find images of peoples and cultures that can be used for a variety of publishing projects or enlarged as wall art.

As a travel writer, journalist, and photographer, I have a collection of images from landscapes to people pix I’d love to share with you. My goal is to offer you the photo you’ve been searching for on the internet.

Our site will be fully operational in the coming days, but in the meantime, please sign up for our feed/mailing list so you can stay on top of new images as they arrive.

Why offer Children’s stock?

Simply because kids’ books’ authors deserve their own collection of photos and illustrations.

Be sure to sign up for our mailing list so we can send you updates when new photos are added to our collection.


Our Photography

I believe in photography that speaks for itself. Browse my gallery below
and enjoy a growing selection of stock photos. The models speak of romance and love, history, intrigue, mystery, and a zest for life. You’ll discover spectacular color and black and white everyday stock images.

My Desk From Above
Sennheiser HD 598
My Girlfriend
The beauty of Victorian Charm is accented with an heirloom hydrangea in a romantic setting.
A Good Friend
Jesus Saves
When the need to find stock images for a variety of purposes, you'll find them here or request a custom image.


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Association of Learning – Certifiably Outstanding

Joan Mead Matsui Photographer

One day about a month ago, I received a query from Dale Clark, Association of Learning (AOL) content manager (www.associationoflearning.com) He was considering a sponsored post on HTTP://joanmatsuitravelwriter.com and offered me an opportunity to take and review one of AOL's courses. I accepted his offer and chose the online Photography course. That was four weeks ago and I've only begun to delve into the material but it's so well-organized and my adviser has been so responsive to my questions. I want my subscribers to know AOL offers an array of categories with more than 400 courses from animal welfare to teaching-related in online and paper format. The home learning courses are compliant with current regulations, are regularly updated, and include tutor support and certification (within the purchase price). Unit 1 focuses on building a foundation with essential tools aspiring photographers need to know. An introduction to digital photography Digital photographic composition The practicalities of digital photography Applying your digital photographic skills Students can take an exam after completing the course (Four Units) and earn a certificate. Stay tuned for additional information or visit www.associationoflearning.com and register today. Read this travel post compiled by Dale Clark: joanmatsuitravelwriter.com/best-places-in-wales-to-travel-with-toddlers.    

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Brenda Tharp: Expressive Nature Photography

"Expressive Nature Photography: Design, Composition, and Color In Outdoor Imagery" author Brenda Tharp makes a very clear distinction between photos that are creative versus correct. To clarify that statement and not underplay the importance of knowing your camera and its settings inside and out, Tharp, a landscape, travel, and fine art photographer with more than 30 years experience, offers her readers an extraordinary guide to adding emotion and creativity to their photos. Don't be mistaken. She covers the technical details of photography, from the camera settings as they relate to light, exposure, and composition and inspires photographers to get outside early in the day and late at night to capture nature's drama and beauty without the harshness of mid-day lighting. Does having a working knowledge of your camera guarantee an extraordinary photo? No, and most photographers encounter more than one roadblock on their journeys from beginner to expert to professional photographer. Tharp cultivates a greater understanding of how and when photographers should stray from the rules of composition or manipulate their photos. Not necessarily. Her instruction is practical, yet inspiring and more about learn-as-you-practice and adapting to our ever-changing landscapes. Whether you own a high-tech camera or a point-and-shoot, Tharp will teach you to move beyond what you already know about photography through a series of challenging exercises and tips. Each page features Tharp's brilliant photographs as examples of the end result of combining masterful technique with a trained eye for detail. Expressive Nature Photography is published by The Monacelli Press. More information is available at http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934671. 

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Building On My Dream

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Creating this website has been a joyous ride for me. Every step of the way has been exciting. Meeting the models, working with a costumier, (Taney's Costume Shop James O'Hora) and the actual photo shoots have inspired me to study my digital camera and photography. My love for photography has continued to grow out of a high school darkroom class I took nearly 40 years ago. Yes, darkroom - that's an obsolete concept these days with digital cameras that allow us to almost instantly see our photos. Before I officially caught the photography "bug," I was the person who showed up at holiday celebrations and other events with a camera. My friends and family could count on me to capture those precious moments when our family gathered for dinner or a celebration. Sometimes, all it takes to turn a hobby into a full-time career is a vision and a willingness to learn. Photography is the perfect accompaniment to the written word and after several decades working in PR, advertising, and journalism, I had acquired the tools I needed to land a freelance correspondent/photographer position at a newspaper, magazines, and most recently, jstockphotos.com. I've amassed quite a collection of photos and many were featured on the front page of newspapers. Today, I'm a freelance journalist, photographer, and videographer with an insatiable hunger to capture priceless images of people, places, cuisine, and cultures and share them with you. What images would you like to see on this website? What makes a great photograph, as opposed to a so-so one? I'm eager to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to comment. I encourage you to visit my other websites joanmatsuitravelwriter.com and chigirie.com, to learn more about my other interests -  travel and Japanese art. Please stay in touch. Joan Mead-Matsui  

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