Thursday, October 27, 2016

KEN'S PHOTOS...

Photo by Howard Blount
It takes a lot of time to sort through so many hundreds of Ken Marshall's beautiful pics and organize them into these collages, but I enjoy doing it because I think that seeing them put together in this way really makes a powerful visual statement...


Only a beautiful soul like Ken can capture beautiful images like this, and his eye for color really produces a cathartic and healing effect for his viewers, I think...he's not a professional photographer, and he takes all of these with his iPhone, but it's obvious to everyone who sees his photography that he definitely has a gift to arrest these speculator images in an artful way that speaks to the viewer on a very deep level...what he is able to do with what he has to work with is quite special, and I truly believe that it's not the technology of the camera that sets them apart...I know I'm biased, but I honestly think the beauty in the shots comes from the beauty of his kind heart...


I initially started putting his photos into collages because some of them are a little grainy when they're enlarged, and look more hi-def when they're small, but once I started doing it, I realized that the themes of the collages are what makes such a unique impression...I want to be a good steward of his amazing work, which is why I search for the right quote to go with each one...



Fort Mountain Park

The pics also bring me a lot of personal joy because every single one of them represents a wonderful memory of some awesome place that we've seen together...many people have suggested putting these into book form, and this blog is sort of a first step toward that...


There may be chaos and negativity all around, but these scenes serve to remind us all that it still really is a beautiful world...

Enjoy!


                   Jim Swilley

  
Lookout Mountain, TN

19 comments:

  1. Ken Marshall said...

    Wow ! Made me tear up ! You Jim Swilley are one amazing,sweet and wonderful man that I love to the moon and back ! Thank you for making these beautiful collages and picking the perfect verse to go with them ! ❤

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  2. Barbara Clancy said...

    Ken is a special gentle.. man.

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  3. LeAnn Skinner said...

    I think it's so so very good of you both to share,,, thank you :). <3

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  4. Dave Paul said...

    What an awesome photo of you two.....

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  5. Beth Smith Cox said...

    These pics and the arrangements are breathtaking! ! ♡♡

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  6. Dennis L. Hall said...

    Thanks so much Jim Swilley for sharing! These photographs are amazing and evoke so much love and peace. The beauty of the style gives us a glimpse of Ken Marshall and his appreciation for the aesthetic.

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    1. Ken Marshall said...

      Thank you Dennis !

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  7. Paula Patton Allison said...

    Thank you for sharing! Ken has an amazing eye, and an even more amazing heart. I love my friend.

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    1. Ken Marshall said...

      Love you too Paula !

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  8. Sandy Limbough said...

    Dillard He has an eye for photography for sure! It's definitely been brought out by finding love with you! I love the pictures and even more I love reading the story unfolding about the love and respect you two share for each other!

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  9. Cynthia Eastman Adams said...

    Ken is very talented. I enjoy his photos immensely.... they connect on a visceral level and touch the soul. <3

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  10. I love both of you dearly, and Ken's photography is amazing!

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  11. Beth Laraine Rehbein said...

    His photos apart from being gorgeous and damn near professional, are lovely and serene. Thank you Ken! Thank you Bishop for sharing.

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  12. Incredible. This has to be the sweetest, most beautiful group of words that I've read in a very long time. I'm in awe of the way that you two bow (Namaste) to the divine spirit and gifting within each other. I love the honor and adoration you both so genuinely have for one another. It's a powerful thing to witness. Ken's photos are completely captivating and soul stirring..and only Jim could frame his photography so eloquently..and with such heart.

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    1. Thanks so much for your beautiful words!!! <3

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