• Jack Ward: Almost Day for Night

    Happy Holidays

    Posted on December 9, 2012 by Jack Ward

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    ……….When the moon is full in Montana during the winter and there has been a fresh snowfall everything is bright and pristine and I love the white.

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    I have done many winter snow shoots and they are tough. Shooting in zero degree weather with the wind blowing was not a joy. But I love the white and my blood bubbles at the sight of the shapes snowdrifts make.

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    In the west during the winter it seemed as though everywhere I turned there was an image to be photographed.

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    Everything about this location and the time of day was perfect. The dark sky, long shadows, virgin snow and a perfect log house. It almost seems like moon light.

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    Once we were able to set up on the side of the cabin where I would not see the foot prints and getting inside to light the windows, I only had one shot at bringing the cowboy in from the right in the virgin snow, we either had it on the first take or not.

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    As it turned out everything about the photograph is perfect and it was used around the world in different languages as a Christmas card.

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    Photography by Jack Ward, Copyright 2012..

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    About The Author: Originally an artist of the brush, Jack studied painting and design at Cooper Union in New York City, and color theory under the tutelage of Josef Albers at Yale University, where he received an MFA degree in Color Theory in 1958. It was during a stint in the Air Force – flying the observer (weapons control officer) position in F-100F, F-101F, F-102F, and B-57 aircraft off of Cape Cod and in North Africa, that Jack’s interest in photography became a passion.

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    Editor’s Note: To learn more about Jack Ward’s photography, go to the search bar at the top of the page: enter name and click green icon.


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