The Photography of Jennifer Bearden


I know two quotes relating to photography (which I had to look up):

“When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes.  But when you photograph people in black & white, you photograph their souls.”

Ted Grant

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.  When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” 

Ansel Adams

These two quotes hit on two interesting aspects of photography. First, the impact of color in a photograph, and how the absence of that color allows us to better see the subject. Second, a good photographer can often communicate entire stories through a single photo by never using a single word.

To be a great photographer (in my opinion), one can’t rely on luck, one must have an innate ability to see. I’m not talking about the ability to use one’s eyes, but the ability to truly see what’s around, observe and understand without using any other natural sense.

An old friend of mine, Jennifer Bearden, has this innate ability. Jennifer is a professional photographer living in Charleston, South Carolina. She specializes in portrait, wedding, family and commercial photography. 

I’ve known Jennifer for about 15 years. She’s a true artist with a camera, something that is both very difficult and (in my opinion) under appreciated. If you have a moment, visit her site:

http://www.jenniferbearden.com

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