By Marty Cline for The Island Connection
Janet Garrity Saucier is an author and photographer, originally from Upstate New York, now living in Brevard, NC, by way of Beaufort, SC. While growing up in the countryside near Cooperstown, NY, Saucier had a camera in her hand from the young age of 8.
Having to make a living in her adult years, Saucier chose a long, professional career in marketing and advertising in Ithaca, NY before moving to Beaufort in 2008. There she found the inspiration to take up her camera again, this time professionally and published her first book Goin’ Down The River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands, a photographic story about a unique southern coastal tradition.
Janet and her husband, Les Saucier, have merged their photography and business skills and have recently published a new photographic book about the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The book is titled Mountain Blue and filled with both Les and Janet’s photos, writings about the mountains, and even a few recipes for a home cooked “Mountain Meal.”
Saucier’s topic on Thursday, Sept. 20 will be “Abstract in Photography.” She will look at the use of graphic design elements, examples of landscapes that can be made more interesting using an abstract approach, and the techniques.
The Seabrook Island Photography Club meeting will be held at the Lake House and will begin at 6:30 p.m. All members and non-members are welcome. There is a $10 guest fee for non-members. For more information visit SeabrookIslandPhotoClub.com.