gwjones . photography

My Path

 

My Journey

 

 

Welcome...

I am a photographer presently based in St. Cloud, Florida. My grandfather, (H.C. Davis), first introduced me to the craft and art of photography in my hometown of Norfolk, Virginia, when he placed in my hand his Yashica-D twin lens reflex, loaded with black and white film. From that day, my technical and artistic fascination with photography, as an expression of how the world can be captured and expressed lead me to become immersed in the visual arts. I attended the University of Central Florida where I studied graphic design with Jagdish Chavda and photography with Charles Wellman. Additionally, I studied at the New York Institute of Photography, under the advisement of Deborah Matlack, earning a certificate in professional photography. My career began in advertising where I worked as the assistant art director and, director of photography for Norgren & Davis Advertising. However, the lion share of my professional career has been in the field of video production, working fourteen years on staff with the Walt Disney Company further developing my skills, in the field of visual production, both creative and technical. My career in video production has had a huge influence on me creatively, developing visual perception beyond what I ever imaged.

My love for still photography and its unique creative engery has always been my first love. In 2004, I moved to digital photograhy and am once again chasing the light and my muse. My photography covers a wide range of subject matter, mainly because I love to see how things look photographed. Wildlife photography has recently become a strong focus in my work, although I'm still exploring creatively what the world presents to me.

It is my hope that you will take a little of this journey with me, as you explore my portfolio. Invite your friends to drop by for a visit, as well. My door is always open and the iced tea is always ready.

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“…innocence of eye has a quality of its own. It means to see as a child sees, with freshness and acknowledgment of the wonder; it also means to see as an adult sees who has gone full circle and once again sees as a child – with freshness and an even deeper sense of wonder.” – Minor White

 




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