An eye for the unseen

By Amanda Collins

Photographer Jason Overby will share his passion for nature photography by exhibiting some of his work at the March 17 Patrick County Music Association’s (PCMA’s) show in Stuart. (Photo by Amanda Collins)

Jason Overby is sharing his passion for nature photography on a large scale, including the March 17 Patrick County Music Association’s (PCMA’s) show.

He plans to have a wide variety of photos on display at the show that is sponsored by Stuart Tire Center and includes performances by Wayne Henderson and Presley Barker.

In 2014, he bought his first digital camera and committed to take photos at least an hour each day. Each photo he takes has a story that goes along with it and explains the picture in detail, he said.

According to feedback from viewers, the story makes the photo more meaningful, Overby said. He also said he has been told that his photos prompt a feeling of ‘meditation.’

Overby’s goal is for his art to have meaning, and hopes his photos will be a centerpiece in someone’s home and are enjoyed each day.

When taking his photos, Overby said he spends a lot of time outdoors, intent on sharing what the average person doesn’t see.

Overby has found that people really appreciate his photos of insects, animals, flowers, landscapes and others, especially those people who are unable to get out in nature. He added that he tries to post four photos each day to gain feedback and get an idea of viewer’s interests.

Overby said he has traveled to Canada, and this year will mark his fourth time in going. He has started a collection of photos that he has taken while there in hopes of having a show to exhibit photos from those trips.

The PCMA show is among Overby’s exhibits. He was a featured artist at Reynolds Homestead in November and December 2017. That event also marked his first show. His current show at a tea house in Winston-Salem, N.C., will run through the end of March.

The March 17 PCMA show includes an open jam at 4:45 p.m., followed by Wendy Dearmin and Friends at 6 p.m. Concessions are available at the event.

Tickets are not needed for the show, but donations are requested.

The show will be held in the Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart.

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