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Johnny Crawford is a visual storyteller and educator based in Atlanta, Georgia, who has documented the human spirit in 45 states and four continents for 36 years.

Johnny specializes in candid photographs that are inspiring and historical. His photojournalism approach to photography helps him produce excellent photographs out of routine subjects or situations.  He has a passion for education stories, sports stories, and projects highlighting corporate responsibility.

Johnny was a staff photographer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) for over 28 years. During his tenure at the AJC, he photographed the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, 2004 G8 Summit of World Leaders, 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA; 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and five U.S. Presidents.

He was the AJC beat photographer for Georgia Tech football from 2003 thru 2013 and NASCAR from 1990 thru 2013. He has photographed over 500 college and professional sporting events including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, track & field, golf, and swimming.

In 1994, Johnny was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the winner of the 2008 National Headliner First Place winner in Sports Photography, Georgia Associated Press 2008 Picture of the Year Winner, The Best of Cox Newspapers 2008 Sports Photography Winner, and 2008 Georgia Press Association First Place in Sports Photography and 2012 APME Georgia Newspapers Award in Sports Photography.

Johnny has an M.A. in Photojournalism from Ohio University and degrees in Psychology and Public Relations from Morehouse College.

Johnny taught photography at Grady High School, Marietta City Schools Adult Education Program, Clark Atlanta University, The University of Georgia and Middle Georgia State University. He was an Artist in Residence at the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia.  At the Tubman, he has a permanent exhibit of thirty black and white portraits entitled “Leading the Way Macon’s Trailblazers and Activists.

He is currently documenting Black soldiers and nurses that served in the Vietnam War.

He teaches private photography lessons in the homes of clients in the metro  Atlanta through his company, Privatephotographylesson.com

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“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro

A photograph is more than just a picture capturing an image, it is a memory that can be kept forever. My approach to every session is for my lens to capture the moment beyond the image. Every click of the shutter showcases memories that will last well beyond your photo session.

It is important for me to connect personally with my clients so that I can capture not only their beauty, but the personality in each photo. My goal is not only for my client, but those looking at the photo, to see the story behind the image. Whether it’s a personal memory of the session or the story portrayed through the life of the photograph, a LBDP photo takes you on a journey, even if just for a few minutes.

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In my paintings, I strive to create a place for the observer to reside and experience it, to join in the work’s rhythm. Painting is my sanctuary,  a place of refuge and contemplation, a hideout, a shrine, a place of new direction and a tribute to beauty.

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Jolie has explored a wide range of needle arts after learning to cross stitch at age four. She designs, teaches, spins, and stunt knits in the Atlanta area where she demystifies the obscure. She has published in PLY, Spin-Off, and Cast On. Her cleverest unvention is a method for working stockinette-based laces reversibly. She teaches at guilds and fiber festivals, as well as offering private lessons in person or through video chat. She can mend hand knits. Get a sense of her teaching style by watching her YouTube channel “Jolie knits.” You can find her on Ravelry as “Jolie.”

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A little about MRamy Images

The purpose of my photography is to capture and express the beauty of Nature that has been a major influence in my life from childhood till today. Through the years I have improved my photographic skills while developing a particular sensitivity for capturing the essential esthetics and the importance of wildlife.

Born and raised in the Atlanta, Georgia area; I have been an avid Outdoorsman, Naturalist, Scuba Diver and Award-Winning Videographer and Photographer for the better part of my life and enjoy nature with a passion. My childhood and teenage years were a great adventure, as I spent all my summers, holidays and available weekends at my Grandfather’s ranch in Ocala, Florida on the Ocklawaha River or my Great Uncle’s farm in Fort Gaines, Georgia on the Chattahoochee River. These two locations offered nature, wildlife and river life at its best. The Natural World today is shrinking at an alarming rate. Many of the locations that I explored as a teenager and young adult in the 1960’s and 1970’s are no longer the pristine natural environments that I enjoyed.

I continue my outdoor adventures to this day with photography and river exploration aboard a custom designed camera boat built for the types of waters my clients and I tour for research, scuba diving, photography, bird watching or to simply access unspoiled nature at its best. I have a working knowledge of most all the navigable rivers and lakes in the Southeastern United States. A great deal of effort, planning, expense and countless hours in the field goes into the capturing of the photos in my ‘Nature Galleries’. My photography affords me the opportunity to convey the ‘Art of Nature’ towards educational pursuits. The proceeds from the sale and use of my images and my Guided River Tours are reinvested into my conservational efforts. My Services and Galleries are available for viewing at http://www.mikieproductions.com along with additional information about my photographic journeys. Thanks for taking the time to view my body of work and for purchasing my images for your own collection. Your contribution is helping to promote the awareness and preservation of Nature for future generations.

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"I feel it is in the heart, not the eye that should determine the content of the photograph.
What the eyes see is its own, what the heart can perceive is a different matter." 
Gordon Parks

My career has been in technology but a little over 2 years ago I picked up a camera and discovered my passion.
One would think I would ease into the technical aspects of photography but it has been quite the opposite.
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Capturing images has provided me the expressive voice of what could be understood as my soul. There is a lot of beauty in the world and equal parts of the ugly. My intent is to capture images of my emotions to share and to spread awareness with an empathetic perspective.
I've been labeled a "closet introvert and dweeb"...go figure but read the book "Quiet" and it may shed some light. I consider myself clever, not smart and I love it that way.
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Interests:
People, Reading, Fitness, Parenting, SCUBA Diving, Vietnam History, African American History, Teaching Coloring and LAUGHTER!
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Using recycled glass as my canvas, I interpret the colors and patterns of Nature in my pieces.

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 I have always been taking pictures in my spare time but I became more serious about photography after I retired from an IT Senior Manager position at a pharmaceutical company. 

I joined the Sweetwater Camera Club in Douglasville, GA and participated in many of the monthly competitions winning from Honorable Mention to 1st place several times; and placed second as Photographer of the Year in 2016. My winning images were published in the Chapel Hill News and Views and Douglas County Sentinel (local publications) and displayed at The Photo Spot in Douglasville. In addition, many of my images were accepted and displayed at various local juried art exhibitions and one of them received 1st prize, one 3rd price and two others Honorable Mention at juried exhibitions.

I take pictures of many different subjects while traveling and at home. Flowers have been of special interest to me as well as cityscapes and landscapes. I like taking photography to the next level creating different views of my images using various digital techniques. I enjoy using my pictures in creating coaster, magnets, greeting cards and photo albums telling a story of a travel or a family event. 

Photography to me is the medium that helps me capture my subject in space and time and present it not only how I see it through my lens,  but also how I envision and imagine it and want the viewer to see it. The original image is my canvas, and the computer and software are the tools I use to transform an image to art as I see it!

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Laura Shull is a working artist living in the metro Atlanta area. She specializes in oil painted portraits and figurative work featuring women dressed in historical costuming which Laura creates herself. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kennesaw State University in 2014 and has since then been exhibiting her work locally and in various shows around the Southeast.

She is currently working on original oil paintings, selling to private collectors, creating commissioned pieces, and selling prints of her work online. On most days she can be found working in her studio or hanging out with her cat, Mister Otis, in their little farm house.

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Jenn Fletcher has been photographing various subjects since the late 1990’s, and currently brings her love of the natural world more into light through her photographic work, sharing details which are often overlooked. Bringing science and conservation into her artistic themes, she has been traveling a path that closely intertwines her personal artwork with that of her home life, and her local role in childhood education and wildlife conservation. She’s been published and exhibited internationally, but like her place-based subjects, enjoys focusing on the southeastern region of the US that she calls home.
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I am a portrait and fine art photographer based in Smyrna. In addition to my portrait business, I shoot a variety of landscape and nature photos, as well as abstract and macro (close-up) images.

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NO MORE DRESSES

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Author Lissette Perry is a wife, mother and grandmother, with a heart for the world’s children. When not writing, you can find her with clients as a certified Reflexologist and Foundress at 4 Peace Sake Wellness Center. Her passion is making profound connections with the young and old on her life’s path.

Meet Flora. Her loving presence is treasured by all who meet her. Flora is the wise, understanding grandmother in her community. Whether you are related to her or not, her heart encompasses everyone, in the true spirit of unconditional love.

You are invited to read and explore Flora’s story about love through forgiveness. By the end of her tale, you will have a deeper understanding that life is love, and love is a gift.

This book also contains a Spanish/English glossary, which you can use to learn Spanish words.

Please turn this book over to enjoy reading Flora in Spanish.

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Portraits of Marty Stuart, Ian Craft of the Howlin’ Brothers, and Mark Winchester – pastel

“Ranger Doug” of the band Riders in the Sky – pastel

“John Tice” – pastel

 

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Creative handwriting for all occasions

My name is Sandy Smith and I am originally from New York, the big apple.  I moved to Georgia 24 years ago and I am now a Georgia Peach.

I am a mother of 2- a son (51) and daughter (47)-  And, I am a very proud grandmother of 4 – 2 grandsons (22 and 24) and 2 granddaughters (23 and 9)

I retired from the Marietta Police Department as Assistant to the Chief of Police.

I am a volunteer and board member of the South Cobb Arts Alliance.

I believe that cursive writing is important for all ages to be able to read and write.  I have enhanced my own penmanship and I now do calligraphy.

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“Home Going” is a depiction of a spiritual healing.  The woman who is attached to the lead angel passed away and is being taken home to gl.ory.  The angel on the left has released the woman from the hospital I.V. and the medication showing that she has been set free from her earthly struggles.  The framed original is 40″ x 46″

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The fine art of Miles Davis spans an array of subject matter from spiritual figurative to politics, funky florals, and whimsical illustrations. His paintings borrow aesthetics from mass media, calling back to his generation’s culture of comic books and video games. The subject matter often portrays the contradictory impulses of people’s moral compasses and animal instincts, whether happy, remorseful, or brutal. Due to the diverse scope of emotion and transcendental qualities available in his pieces, Miles’s work has connected and resonated with a wide audience. In the end, he hopes the viewer can take from the work a sense of the universal human condition and possibly look inside themselves and evaluate their own spiritual sensitivities.

The artwork of Miles Davis has been embraced by thousands of people, worldwide. His paintings are included in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Amid exhibiting in various local and regional galleries and shops, Miles also teaches art classes and private lessons to children and adults and is creator of the highly anticipated children’s books series Butterpup & friends™. Miles resides in Smyrna with his wife Merissa and their vivacious puppy Pica.

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Shellton LaBron Tremble was born in Georgia. He is a conceptual and abstract artist who works in all mediums and imagery. Shellton has lived mostly in the Southeast, including Florida and South Carolina. As a child, Shellton questioned his mother on why he could not draw like his brother (or paint as she did), so she said to him, “You won’t know until you try.” From there his interest sparked, skills blossomed, and self – instruction began.

Shellton has a wide range of creations from imagery to stylized art. His work is energetic and colorful! Most of his paintings are texturized or embossed. His work is very conceptual with a blend of surrealism and abstract motifs. He believes in producing works that are highly inspiring and visually provoking on canvas and wood. Shellton’s theme is “Passion, Power, and Perpetuity”!

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