La Rochelle, France, was the birthplace of Jacky Frederic Andres Pasquier. France, its language and culture was the way of life he was raised into until the age of six. It was then that his mother remarried a US service man and Jack’s world would expand like he’d never imagined it could.
Now being part of a military family, Jack spent much of his childhood in various places and lived briefly in Ohio and Kentucky before moving back to Germany for three years. Still a teenager the family returned to America and Jack spent the next few decades of his life in Augusta, Georgia. His focus though at this time was not on photography but on developing his professional career in hospital information systems management. This time it would be his career that would move him again. And this time it was to the city of cities, a wonderous place simply known as “The City” by the locals and called by others, New York City. It was the Summer of 2000.
One year later the personal experience of the 9/11 tragedy would leave an emotional impact on him still felt today. An impact that reminds him just how quickly the normalcy of one’s life can disappear. But more importantly how in mere seconds he had also seen 10 million people become neighbors and an expansive family that would show compassion and caring for one another on a scale he had never experienced before.
In 2003 his career afforded him with another opportunity to move to a place he longed to experience - California. Within months he fell in love with the natural beauty all around him. From the California coastline to the top of Yosemite's Half Dome watching a sunrise, he was awed by the dramatic views and splendorous vistas. These first few experiences rekindled his passion for capturing the beauty of nature in photographs.
With California now as his home he travels throughout the western United States searching and capturing a magnificant sunset or a peaceful countryside. He lets nature be his guide and the movements of the sun his clock as he passionately tries to capture what he experiences through the lens of his camera.
Please enjoy the photographs of Jack's splendorous sojourns.
Let's hope it gets good ones soon!