Expeditions & Encounters with Life. . . by Jewel Anderson

Jewel Anderson

I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you.- Annie Dillard

I have observed that life typically yields us a whole lot of unexpected circumstances both beautiful and messy. I would say we think we have a handle on life, when really our day to day could be sprung with the most outrageous and spontaneous events. Within our days we grasp for those we love and rub shoulders with strangers on the street. No matter the person we are all living particles comprised of stories–a whole lot of them. Well, I want to know those stories, no matter how triumphant, tragic, or seemingly small they are. Although one does not need a camera to grasp the beauty of this life, photography happens to be the catalyst in which I do.

I come from an Art Education background and have studied under the photographic influences of Prof. Kathleen Sanker and Guggenheim award winner Elijah Gowin. Both professors thrust my passion for life and beauty further & encouraged my talent and ability as a photographer. I currently work for Wirken Photography, who specializes in storytelling. Wirken documents life as it is and does so in beautiful ways.

Here you may find a variety of things, may it be my personal stories or the translation of others’ lives conveyed through my lens.

My wonderful husband, Greg, and I.

One response

  1. My name is Jewel Anderson too! I am a professional photographer. Recently married, I will now be Jewel Maree. I’m glad the other Jewel Anderson out there is doing great work though.

    November 24, 2011 at 5:56 AM

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