|View From Hazard Beach © Jack McNeal|
Jack has had a camera in his hand since the mid forties. He has gradually progressed from childhood snapshots to underwater photography using hand made underwater housings in the 50’s and 60’s. He then moved to medium format (2 1/4 x 2 1/4) black and white and eventually to large format (8x10 and 4x5) and finally to digital cameras.
Jack was a gold medalist at the Underwater Film Festival in Santa Monica both for Black and White Prints and Color Slides in 1959 and 1960 as well as the LA County Fair for Black and White prints.
More recently he has been in Juried Shows at San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.
His current work involves extensive exploration of place and mood with digital cameras, including local shorelines as well as travel to Utah, Alaska and Okinawa.