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Joe Jake Pratt

Photography-byJoeJAKEPratt

Texas Hill Country

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Check out my book 'Turkey & Swiss' specially created for the 150th Anniversary of Thanksgiving this year. Guaranteed to make you laugh, and supply you with fascinating tidbits about turkeys and the holiday itself which you may use to astound the kids this year.


















By Wife:

Jake Pratt studied drawing and graphic arts at the Texas Academy of Art in Houston, but discovered years later that he had a real love of photography. The medium was a good match for him and his ADHD,as the speed of an idea or thought could be acted upon instantly and transformed into an image on the spot. .

His work covers a broad range of subjects, from beautiful to humorous, from disintegrating architecture (Urbanex), to Cicada shells emerging out of clarinets. Jake wanders in alleyways and lesser-known parts of small towns to capture scenes that somehow convey a larger meaning. Being self taught, Jake’s themes sometimes display a love of minimalism, abstract, and other times for color, realism, or humor and reflect an innate love of photojournalism and still life.

REVIEWS: New York critic "A downward spiral with much promise"
World Archaeology magazine "Sorry we dug it up",
Popular Digital Pictures Quarterly "In the world of digital...still a negative"
Fine Dining Gourmet Magazine "..liver and onions"
River and Stream Magazine "Throw it back"
Rising Photographers in America "Jake who??"


Art Statement: "Everything is a picture,and every picture is a thing"

By Self:

To say that I love to take pictures would be an understatement. It is what brings me joy, zest, happiness, contentment, and brings out the life in all I find around me. Probably like you, it is being a square peg in a round world. It seems like most of the world is made of 'Rounders'.

As a child, one of my favorite stories was the 'Ant and the Grasshopper'. For most of my life I identified with the Grasshopper. True, he about starved and froze to death until the ants took him in for the winter, but he brought joy and music into a dreary world of drudgery. The ants probably ate him later. Anyway, that's who I wanted to be...the Grasshopper. Now at age 61, in retrospect, it might have been better to become an 'Anthopper'..next time I'll charge the ants an admission.

Life is for the living. The world of Art and the world of Work both have their place of importance, but I still would rather be over her on the Art side. If you pass by drop a coin in my cup. Thanks.

Jake


JAKE PRATT
KERRVILLE, TEXAS

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AINT FROM HERE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

TWO VIRGINS by Joe Jake Pratt

 

FRONT YARD GUARD by Joe Jake Pratt

 

NOT PLEASED by Joe Jake Pratt

 

GARDEN PARTY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

GREEK MOON by Joe Jake Pratt

 

THREE SNOOZES by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SUMMER VACATION by Frosty by Joe Jake Pratt

 

HEAT by Joe Jake Pratt

 

ALL THE WORLD A STAGE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SHOW OF HANDS by Joe Jake Pratt

 

POND LILY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

PINUS TAEDA ABSTRACT by Joe Jake Pratt

 

HONOR SYSTEM by Joe Jake Pratt

 

THE WAIT FOR BREAKFAST by Joe Jake Pratt

 

DAY OFF by Joe Jake Pratt

 

GULF SHRIMPER BILOXI by Joe Jake Pratt

 

ABDOMINABLE SNOWMAN by Joe Jake Pratt

 

CRICKEGEDDON by Joe Jake Pratt

 

STREET FOSSIL by Joe Jake Pratt

 

RECORD IN STONE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

PADRE DANCE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

OFF THE METER by Joe Jake Pratt

 

ON COUNT OF THREE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

DESTINATIONS by Joe Jake Pratt

 

STARDOM by Joe Jake Pratt

 

EMBRACE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

RELAX INN by Joe Jake Pratt

 

LONG WAIT by Joe Jake Pratt

 

CANCER STICK by Joe Jake Pratt

 

TOP HEAVY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SECRET ADMIRER by Joe Jake Pratt

 

OUTLAW by Joe Jake Pratt

 

MA BELL by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SAY NOPE TO DOPE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

DONE IN WHITE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

REVIVAL TENT by Joe Jake Pratt

 

CARNIVAL ADOPTION by Joe Jake Pratt

 

EVAPORATION HAPPENS by Joe Jake Pratt

 

COMING HOME AGAIN by Joe Jake Pratt

 

GOOD BREAD by Joe Jake Pratt

 

A HUG by Joe Jake Pratt

 

PIG PARTY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

PORKYS PLACE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SOLE MATES by Joe Jake Pratt

 

OUT FOR A SPIN by Joe Jake Pratt

 

GIG LESS by Joe Jake Pratt

 

LOTTERY TICKET by Joe Jake Pratt