John D. Pierce
Several years ago, on the day before a
scheduled interview with President Carter, his assistant sent an
email asking if I would be bringing a “staff photographer.”
I replied: “Yes, but there will be a total
of one person present.” I went on to explain that our publication
has a very small staff, unlike many newspapers and magazines.
So, in one sense, photography is a necessity
for me. But it has become a creative outlet as well — one I enjoy
very much. Storytelling can be greatly enhanced by the right
combination of image and word.
Many of my photos, like those on the home
page, are vertical because I must have a cover photo each month.
However, the galleries that follow have a mixture of subjects and
My favorite photo, featured on this page,
was taken in 2005 in Stratford by the Avon, the hometown of William
Shakespeare. I love the way this older couple is comfortably
together yet lost in their own thoughts. The ice cream, some of
which dots the man’s face, and the daydreaming seem to have
suspended time for them.
Often I yearn for that kind of escape from
schedules, clocks and deadlines.
HERE TO ENTER MY PHOTO GALLERIES