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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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ALAMO SAN ANTONIO by Joe Jake Pratt

 

CHECKING THE DELIVERY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

HANSEL AND GRETELs FINAL STOP by Joe Jake Pratt

 

HARD DAY SHOPPING by Joe Jake Pratt

 

HEAVY LOAD by Joe Jake Pratt

 

TIGHT FIT by Joe Jake Pratt

 

LORD I NEED TO EAT by Joe Jake Pratt

 

CHILDREN by Joe Jake Pratt

 

WHAT WOULD HE SAY NOW by Joe Jake Pratt

 

NEED YOU NOW by Joe Jake Pratt

 

GRAVITY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

THE BUG STOPS HERE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SHE SITS by Joe Jake Pratt

 

WHAT IN THE WORLD by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SIMPLE PLEASURES by Joe Jake Pratt

 

GO FISH by Joe Jake Pratt

 

LEONA STREET by Joe Jake Pratt

 

93 DEGREES IN SHADE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SOFTLY CALLING by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SPARE CHANGE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

CROWDED OUT by Joe Jake Pratt

 

BUS WAIT by Joe Jake Pratt

 

NO IDEA by Joe Jake Pratt

 

DOUBLE GULPS MEET by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SOUND ASLEEP by Joe Jake Pratt

 

BIG by Joe Jake Pratt

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JUAN PONCE de LEON by Joe Jake Pratt

 

BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SILENTLY CALLING by Joe Jake Pratt

 

ALONE WITH THE PHONE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

MIX AND MATCH TOURIST by Joe Jake Pratt

 

BIRD WATCHING by Joe Jake Pratt

 

OUT ON THE STREET by Joe Jake Pratt

 

POST NO BILLS by Joe Jake Pratt

 

WATCHING AND WAITING by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SOMETIMES JUST PRAY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

RAINY DAY BREAK by Joe Jake Pratt

 

TURF by Joe Jake Pratt

 

BUS ARRIVAL by Joe Jake Pratt

 

HARSH REALITY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

PAST THE ORANGE DOOR by Joe Jake Pratt

 

HOPE by Joe Jake Pratt

 

DISPLACED ICE CREAM by Joe Jake Pratt

 

SELF ABSORBED by Joe Jake Pratt

 

HE COLLECTS CANS by Joe Jake Pratt

 

BOTTLE BUSTER by Joe Jake Pratt

 

WHEN YOU PLAY by Joe Jake Pratt

 

NEEDING SOME HELP by Joe Jake Pratt