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While perusing photos on JPG one day I click on a black and white photo titled “Huron River” by Jen. It was an immediate favorite and was the Huron River that runs through Ann Arbor Michigan. I knew it was film and not digital and it reminded me of the techniques of Howard Bond, my photography hero. I left a comment for Jen and asked if she knew of Howard Bond. She also had taken classes from Howard and it was very evident in her work.
Mr. Bond had a gallery reception in Chelsea, Michigan on June 6th and I emailed Jen. A JPG Meet was arranged. And what a delightful talented JPGer I met that evening. Jen and her husband Scott both shoot film, use medium and large format cameras, have their own darkroom and I’ll bet one day are going to be a very famous couple in the photography world. Scott took this photo of Jen and I outside the River Gallery and did a great job considering my digital camera was totally foreign to him. It was a wonderful evening of Howard Bond, and meeting so many talented photographers all in one place.
Jen’s work is brilliant. Check out some of my favorites in the links below.
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