Jamaica, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2012
If only capturing memories is as easy as putting them inside one’s pockets for safekeeping. Moments are almost always short and fleeting. In an attempt to capture these moments to be treasured as memories, some write them down through memoirs while others seek solace in photographs. William Jones certainly prefers the latter as seen in his latest medley of visual treats in Images.
A great photograph, they say, has the potential to transcend the unspoken and the unwritten. In this collection of vivid images and dramatically stunning pictures, Jones reaches out to readers without the superfluity of the written or spoken word, and still leaves one awed and mesmerized with the way brilliance subtly shines through the photographs.
In telling stories through pictures, a photographer often attempts to master the triumvirate of visual arts- aperture, lighting and shutter speed. Evidently, Jones has achieved finesse amongst the three and reminds photographers, both amateur and professional, that patience matters, too. Take, for example, his marvelous piece of a sailboat heading towards an Atlantic City sunrise. The author says of the photograph, “I waited patiently for the boat to get centered on the sunlight reflecting on the water. Then took the shot. I love sunrises & sunsets. It’s a nature’s friend to the camera. All one has to do is be there and start shooting.”
Jones also acknowledges the people close to him in helping him come up with monumental images through his viewfinder, “This book is dedicated to my wife and best friend Marilyn. Without her support and encouragement as well as valued suggestions, this book would not have come close to being realized. I would also like to express gratitude to my family as well as some very close friends who are always there for me. Lastly, to my grandmother who raised me from day one and with whom all things seemed possible.”
From spectacular viewfinder takes on landscapes to the remarkable images of flora and fauna to historical portraits, Images does a phenomenal job in arresting the profound beauty of life and provides an incisive view of the world as perceived by the author himself.
This book will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012.
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About the Author
William Jones was born and raised in New York City. After high school, he joined the Marine Corps for four years and did a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam between 1965 and 1966. Years after being discharged from the Corps, he became a registered nurse and has been nursing for over 30 years, 14 of which as a hospice nurse. He is married with two sons and several grandchildren. Jones started taking photographs while in Vietnam and has never stopped.
Images * by William Jones
A Lifetime Portfolio
Publication Date: February 21, 2012
Picture Book; $31.99; 52 pages; 978-1-4653-0792-7
Picture Book Hardcover; $41.99; 52 pages; 978-1-4653-0793-4
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