"Close Encounters", Trenton, NJ. Included in the Ellarslie Open XXIV, Trenton City Museum, where it received the Trenton Museum Society Purchase Award.
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Jeff Goodwin is a photographer residing in Yardley , Pennsylvania . When not taking pictures, Jeff earns a living as President of a computer consulting firm, InSys Technology LLC . He is a member of the Newtown Camera Club and his photos have won numerous prizes in club contests. In addition, his work has been included in the Annual Juried Competition/Show of the NJ Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), in the prestigious Phillips Mill Photography Exhibit in New Hope , PA, and is on display as part of the Ellarslie Open XXIV at the Trenton City Museum April - June, 2006. His photo "Close Encounters" received the Trenton City Museum Society Purchase Award adding it to the Museum's permanent collection. His work has also been shown at the Triumph Brewery in New Hope, PA, and in a number of International Exhibitions including, most recently, the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography and the Greater Lafayette International Exhibition. One of his photos, "Monks at Angkor Wat" (See section on Vietnam/Cambodia below), was selected as a finalist in Smithsonian Magazine's 2005 Photo Competition. It appeared in the July 2005 issue of Smithsonian Magazine and was on display in the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC during the Summer of 2005. His work may be seen in a number of galleries including The Gallery on Lafayette, Trenton, NJ, the Delaware River Gallery, Yardley, PA, and Kathleens' Gallery and Framing, Newtown, Pa.
Of his photos, Jeff says:
"I like photographing the mundane -- where and how people live, work, study, sleep, and eat. While our monuments and our art tell us what kind of people we would like to be, the mundane in our lives tells us what kind of people we are. Having said that, when viewing photos, we must remember that all photography is inherently dishonest. A painting, a sculpture, or a novel are clearly fiction. Knowing that, we judge them aesthetically and welcome whatever truths they communicate. A photograph, by contrast, is assumed to be a true representation of something concrete. Nothing could be further from the truth. A snapshot of a moment in time, cropped physically and temporally and displayed on its own, is being used for the purposes of the photographer. In the words of so many works of fiction, any resemblance between my photos and places or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental." Photographing dogs, and particularly photos in retriever field trials and hunt tests, is also a passion of Jeff's. For information on his own dogs, visit Jeff's website at http://www.yardleylabs.com.
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