JC Jones, Palm City, Florida Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I have been interested in art all my life and spent 33 years as an elementary school art teacher on Long Island, New York. My personal strength was in crafts...jewelry, stained glass and ceramics but I always enjoyed photography. It wasn't until I retired to Florida that I took a new look into photography. I got myself a DSLR camera and haven't stopped snapping away ever since. Florida is a wonderful place to hunt for that perfect shot with the many tropical flowers, plentiful wildlife and beautiful beach scenes. Photography, for me, is no longer a hobby but rather...a passion....and I find beauty in all my surroundings. My photography is framed with the eye of an artist... considering color and composition very important and finding detail through the camera lens that otherwise would go unnoticed..... I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy sharing it with you.