“Unscripted” – A Fine Art Photography Showcase
You are invited! “Unscripted” – A Fine Art Photography Showcase on Sunday, August 4, from 1-4 in my studio…(use 4300 Helena Road, Helena, AL 35080 on your GPS). I am proud to tell you about the exhibiting artists: Barry Altmark, Jerrod Brown, and Mike McGary.
In college I studied Religious Literature and along the way I was given an Canon AE-1 camera
to play with. I was inspired by the camera that I went back to college and received my degree
in Fine Art Photography.
I spent five years documenting the NASCAR circuit for magazine and book projects. I’ve
done numerous art projects and my photography has won international awards as well as
being exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Pensacola, Las Vegas, and
Jerrod Brown is the owner and chief photographer at Jerrod Brown Studios in
Birmingham, Alabama. Jerrod holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from
Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama and is a regular contributor
to many magazines and publications.
While Jerrod mainly focuses on wedding and commercial photography, these
nocturnal portraits were taken over a period of three years from 2002 to 2005.
Showcasing scenes of a late night diner, the subjects were captured in an
atmosphere familiar to them. All were regular customers of The Bama Grill, a now
defunct short order restaurant located in Jacksonville, Alabama.
Mike McGary is semi-retired and has been married to his wife Karen for almost 54 years.
They were childhood sweethearts growing up in West Virginia.
Got interested in Photography watching his uncle work in his darkroom when he was a child and
got seriously interested in photography in 1971. In the mid ’70’s he instructed classes at The
University of Dayton, Wright State University and Jefferson State College. He worked extensively
in theater photography while in Dayton. At this time they opened a full time studio,
Photographics Unique, specializing in portraits, weddings and commercial work. Moved to Birmingham
and found warmth in the weather and the people.
He has traditionally worked in Black and White and color and has recently gotten excited
experimenting with enhanced color and photo manipulation. His guiding principal is to first relate
to your subject and then get your image.