The Wednesday Wisdom Series at South Freeport Church features interesting lecturers on a variety of topics. October’s lecturer is photographer Jack Montgomery of Freeport. The event begins at 6:30pm with a social gathering; the lecture begins at 7pm. Suggested donation $5.
About Mr. Montgomery
“I am a fine art photographer emphasizing portraiture. I began photographing in earnest in 1993 and it has been a dominant part of my life — and a great source of joy — ever since. My images are held in the permanent collections of museums both here and in France. They appear as book covers (for example To Kill a Mockingbird) and in magazines. A book of my images has been printed in Germany. I have been blessed to meet hundreds of people through the years as a result of my passion for photography. For me, the greatest joy of photography is the chemistry that arises in the making of a portrait. That image is the result of a three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and the camera. Successful portraits result from that instant of collaboration. That moment when the subject connects and addresses the camera is often electric. There is a non-verbal communication between us and for that short time we are alone in the world, entirely focused on the task between us. At that moment I feel an energy – an actual rush. I am often asked whether I tell my subjects not to smile, for their expression usually carries a message of seriousness. The answer is “rarely”. The seriousness you see arises naturally in recognition of the nature of the business we are about.” – Jack Montgomery