Charlestown, NC (PressExposure) August 21, 2012 -- Southern Indiana photographer, Thurman Jones, took first place for his photo "A Different Perspective" at this year's Indiana State Fair, which continues until August 19, 2012 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
Mr. Jones' photograph won the top prize in the Black and White Nature/Flora category for the non-professional division. The Indiana State Fair designates non-professionals as those who earn less than half their income from photography. Categories for the photo contest range from Black & White Portraits to Human Interest.
With an eclectic photography style, Mr. Jones has always been drawn to black and white photos and finds them moving. He is also a fan of the "grungy" look, which he feels "depicts some attitude and is a little dark and mysterious."
As an Indiana native, Mr. Jones began taking photographs during his childhood, which developed into a life-long passion of capturing images of animals and nature. In addition, he established Thurman Jones Photography in 2011 to offer portrait and photography services to families, high-school seniors, and pets throughout Southern Indiana. Mr. Jones has also won numerous other awards for his photography, including the 2011 Charlestown State Park Amateur Photo Contest in the Wildlife and Nature category and the 2012 Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District Photo Contest in the Landscape, On the Farm, and Wildlife categories.
Additionally, Mr. Jones' work has been featured in the Indiana Preservationist (May-June 2010), Southern Indiana Landmarks through the Viewfinder traveling photo exhibit (2010), and the Kentucky State Fair (2009-2011).
For more information, please visit [http://tjonesphotos.com/].
About Thurman Jones
Thurman Jones has been taking pictures of animals and nature since his childhood - developing the film whenever he could afford it. His passion for photography only continued to grow, coming to fruition in 2011 with the establishment of Thurman Jones Photography in Charlestown, Indiana. Originally from Indianapolis, Mr. Jones and his wife Tracy moved to Southern Indiana in 2008. With a shared love of nature, they enjoy exploring the parks, hiking trails, and wineries throughout the area. Mr. Jones has become an active member of the Charlestown community and is the official photographer for the Silver Creek Theatre. He has also donated his photography to the Turtle Run No Kill Louisville Benefit in 2011 and Turtle Run Down Syndrome Benefit in 2012.