© 2017 By Jermaine Alexander Clark

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Jermaine Clark is a photographer. When he travels he focuses on details and patterns to reveal character and composition. Here's a story of what made him serious about photography:

"I remember seeing an orange-red flare across the evening sky land in the living area adjacent to mine on a little base in southern Iraq. When the rocket exploded, the humid, dense, heavy air that muted our movements like a blanket became thin and hot as rocks and debris and smoke and fire presented themselves in slow motion. I stood still, as the shock wave knocked the wind out of my chest. I was taking it all in. Why are we so violent to one another?

I wish I could have taken a picture. All of the details, the fear on the faces, the fire, twisted metal, the energy, the carnage - surely this would convince people if they saw it - or maybe the opposite?

 

In Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" there are creatures whose eyes are in the palm of their hand and who only choose to see the beautiful things - with my hands I choose to only shoot the beautiful things in life."

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