Wayne D. Jarvis, II
I’ve been passionate about photography since I got my first camera when I was 10 years old. I completed my formal photographic education in 1981 after completing a two-year photography program.
My work with photography has included freelance commercial, portraits and weddings, running a large photo lab (the old school type, before one hour labs) and working at the fifth largest photo retailer in the country. I was with that retailer for seventeen years, fifteen of those years as a Certified Photographic Consultant through a national photographic organization. In that capacity I worked with both amateur and professional photographers; helping to get individual styles polished and businesses started. I taught photo and computer classes and taught thousands of amateurs the basics of shooting better pictures.
Being in the photographic industry, I witnessed the birth of digital photography. At first I was resistant to digital both because I was firmly “old school” and because I was not impressed with the early, low-resolution images being produced by digital cameras. As resolution improved and computer software improved (and as I added up the cost of film and film processing) I experienced a paradigm shift. I discovered how liberating digital photography is and, subsequently, found my art vision — a photographic rebirth, if you will.
I’ve been shooting for my own satisfaction for years but at the urging of friends and family, I’m moving into the public arena. Some of my work was on display in March 2009 at the Fort Worth (TX) Community Arts Center. Once the dust settles, I plan to produce a series of "PhotoArt" books entitled "eye of the beholder." The first book will consist of scenic works.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I find beauty in imperfection as well as in natural perfection. I also strive to portray the ordinary in a way that invites the viewer to see something extraordinary. I hope you enjoy my collection. Please come back often for new images.
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