Hello. I came across this website while conducting research on Lyall Watson whose ideas and values are pivotal to the creative work we do. These photos are astounding - beautiful moving reminders of how dynamic and everchanging earth, and our existence on/with it, are. Thank you for sharing them.
Jim Donahue(non-registered)
I was lucky enough to know Jerry very well and my life was changed by him forever. He was a Brother to me. I lived with him, traveled with him, laughed with him and cried with him. I greatly appreciate the dedication that Barb Berens has given Jerry, She is his dearest friend, the conservator of his work and an all around great human being. I also knew Lyall Watson and greatly admire all of his work , especially "The Water Planet " that he co-authored with Jerry and "Gifts of Unknown Things" that was given as a gift to me by Jerry after carrying the book all the way back from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland where it was given to him as a gift by a couple who welcomed him in their home during his travels. Ultimately, that whole magical connection led to Jerry's inspiration to approach Lyall Watson with a proposal that they collaborate on a book. One of the greatest blessings of my life was to see the birth of "The Water Planet" and to be a small part of it. Jerry's favorite of Goethe's Couplets, sums it up "Whatever You Can Do, or Dream, You Can,
Begin It! Boldness has Genius, Power, and Magic In It!"
Phil Robertson(non-registered)
I have some great memories of meeting and traveling with Jerry in the Outer Hebrides in 1979 - we hiked together for perhaps a week and we trekkers around the island of Lewis. We visited the wonderful standing stones at Callanish where he took some photos - including the one posted on this site.
As well as a great photographer he was a great character and travelling companion. It is wonderful to see this tribute.
Jerry thanks for beautiful photos
Barb Berens(non-registered)
Thank you so much Rick. It is always so nice to hear from Jerry's old friends. He is still very much with us in spirit.
Rick Edmund(non-registered)
Jerry and I were close friends during our school years in Coshocton, Ohio in the 60's. In junior high we explored the fields and frog ponds which heightened our mutual interest in nature. We didn't stay in touch after high school, but I was thrilled he became an exceptional and acknowledged photographer. The last time I saw him was when he did a several slide projector program of some of his wonderful photos Roscoe Village near Coshocton.
I've been thinking about him the last couple days and look fondly back on his friendship many years ago. Bless you, Barb, as you carry on his legacy.
JANINE REEVES(non-registered)
I met Jerry in Austin Tx in 77/78 spent many hours watching slides of his photography. They defiinitely made an impression on me and have never forgotten thier beauty.
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