Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Not Your Average Jones

For the month of September, photographer Cliff Jones will have work on display at Hartsville Memorial Library. Cliff Jones....that sure is an average name.

Average is not a word to be used when describing Cliff Jones.

Above: I Can't Read Your Writing Spider

After spending a few minutes in Hartsville Memorial Libary's Serpentine Gallery, it is obvious that Cliff's talents behind a lens are amazing. A closer look at the labels that accompany his photographs let you know that Cliff also has a way with words.

"If I can entertain or make someone smile with any of my photos then I have done my job," says the Hartsville-native about his photos. Smile you will do if you visit this exhibit. Cliff's clever titles and light-hearted approach to photography are refreshing and, well, anything but average; proving Cliff is not your average Jones.

Above: Kudzu Colosseum
Most people venture to Rome to see the Colosseum. Not Cliff Jones. He found it right here in the rural South.

Cliff Jones is a avid baseball fan and currently resides in Hartsville with his wife, Beth, and children, Kira and Noah.

Cliff recently won two awards at The Carolinas II photography contest. He received first place in the Images of Darlington County category and won one of the two People's Choice Awards. The Carolinas II was a community photography exhibit presented by Black Creek Arts Council and Hartsville Memorial Library and sponsored by Sonoco.

Hartsville Memorial Library is located 147 W. College Ave. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 8pm and Fridays from 9am to 5pm. On weekends, the library is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.

Cliff can be reached via email at cliff@bones13.com or visit him on the web at www.bones13.com.

A Closing Quote from Cliff:

You can’t take yourself too serious, you must have some fun with everything you do. I think Ferris Bueller said it best, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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