Friday, March 19, 2010

An Asheville Photographer that Gives Back

One of the great things about Asheville is the people. Our city is a mixture of personalities, and, more often than not, we are home to a compassionate community of folks.

Asheville photographer Jerry Nelson is no exception. Jerry fell in love with photography when he received a red plastic camera for his seventh birthday. His passions for photography and life have led him on a wild journey across America and Asheville.

As a photographer, he captures daily life in Asheville and even works as wedding photographer documenting the joy and excitement of brides on their wedding day.

As a community activist, he works to raise awareness about homeless veterans. Today, Jerry sets off on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the Asheville Homeless Network.

When Jerry gets back this summer, he will have raised $10,000 for the cause and have a fresh batch of stories to tell. He also confesses he’ll be ready to get back to shooting the local scene around town, including brides who want to book him for his intuitive and raw photography style.

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