‘My work is primarily a harmonious blending of natural light, composition and subject matter that embraces the viewer visually and emotionally.’
Jack’s career in fine art photography evolved from his first career as an Ohio State Trooper and then a Detective Sergeant with the Stark County (OH) Sheriff’s Dept. While earning a BA Degree in Law Enforcement Administration at Kent State University, a portion of the curriculum was crime scene photography. In my ‘other’ life, the camera was one of the tools used in my work to record everything from traffic fatalities to homicides. I spent 23 years investigating, documenting and photographing the tragedy of human crisis and violence.
After retiring from law enforcement, Jack returned to Kent State University and studied Art Appreciation, Psychology of the Arts, Art History, Black & White and Color Photography at the College of Fine Art. Then traveled the United States, covering 49 states including Alaska; hiking and photographing in the quiet magnificence of nature. Thus, he transitioned from a world of violence, chaos and tragedy to a world of peace and tranquility; to a world that makes sense. “Art makes sense; embracing us as it gives us refuge from catastrophe and despair.”
Jack has participated in hundreds of art shows around the country receiving numerous awards including Best in Show, First Place Art, and First Place in Photography. My work is hanging in corporate, public and private collections all over the world.