Photo Copyright © Jen Harris 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Copyright © Jen Harris 2019. All Rights Reserved.

THIS WHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY THING started in 1970, when I was 11 years old and my mom handed me a KODAK INSTAMATIC to snap pelicans flapping overhead in Cortez, Florida.

I elevated my game somewhat when my big brother Phil gave me a Pentax K1000 35mm Single Lens Reflex camera when I graduated high school.  For a year I’d resisted accepting his offer, but I finally relented.  Phil’s generosity meant I had the gear to realize the creative vision an INSTAMATIC just wouldn’t allow.

In 1978, I was tapped as a finalist in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards on the strength of KINSA Entry No. 578 — “Decayed Wooden Boat.” I went on to study fine arts in college, was a retoucher at Paul Bartley Photography, and worked in commercial camera shops while capturing sports, event and documentary photos on the side.

My rates, references and resume are available upon request.