A true artist sees the beauty in many things, especially when those things are really beautiful. Sea shore, wildlife, and a cute town, Keansburg, are all sources of inspiration for Bill Jones, a photo artist and Keansburg resident. Originally from Brooklyn, Bill moved to New Jersey several years ago and now enjoys his life on the Jersey Shore.
“Celebrating Keansburg” is a solo exhibition of Bill Jones’s photography, currently on view in Keansburg and Hazlet. Pictures of sunsets and mornings, wild birds and landscapes are all celebrating the lifestyle on the Jersey Shore. However, Bill Jones is not an artist who depicts only a pretty side of life. When that notorious hurricane Sandy hit the area, Bill became a volunteer to help the community and the Mayor of the town to get through the tragedy. The Jersey Shore was damaged heavily. Bill Jones acted as a true reporter for the town administration and his fellow residents. He was documenting the damage and loss – not a pleasant topic; but it was essential for his community members who later could use those pictures as documents for the insurance purposes or similar. Bill Jones was an active volunteer to clean up the beautiful beaches from the debris. And now another Bill’s contribution to the community celebrates the local culture and lifestyle: a photography show, free for the public, which is still on view at two locations in New Jersey through May.
Watch the NBC interview with Bill Jones and visit his photography show on the Jersey Shore.