Thursday, June 1, 2017

Artists Closeup for July 2017, Jerry de Wilde

Jerry de Wilde is one of our amazing photographers. 

In the mid sixties I had the good fortune to assist photographer Robert Frank on some of his film projects and was inspired by him to travel the country and document the Counter Culture of the 1960's and early 1970's. In the mid 1970's I began a 30 year career shooting production stills and specialty photography on films and TV commercials. 

I first visited Big Sur in 1963 and immediately fell in love with this beautiful piece of planet earth. I lived in a cabin, in Garapata Canyon, from 1966 to 1967 and it was there that I experienced my spiritual awakening and realized my creative instincts were best satisfied by exploring the world as a photographer. 

Henry Miller mused that people come and go but Big Sur is always there ever moving and constantly changing. Life is impermanence and all is transitory.