Lompoc, CA (February 28, 2019) – Flying Goat Cellars is hosting a reception for local photographer Jerry McGinnis on Sunday, March 17, from 2-4pm. Jerry McGinnis is a Lompoc resident, who has lived in the Santa Barbara area most of his life. His interest in photography was launched during his brief stint in the San Francisco Bay area from 1972-1985. All are welcome to come by to see his photography and enjoy a wee bit of Irish humor on St. Patrick’s Day. Light snacks will be provided with wine flights for sale.
McGinnis acquired an interest in photography in his early 20s, after he had moved to the Bay area. There he found an abundance of photographic opportunities in and around the city and the surrounding counties, from the Sierra Nevada through the wine country and further north. McGinnis worked in marketing, ultimately with his own company, which afforded him photo opportunities at home and in Europe.
Focusing on scenery/landscape themed photographs, McGinnis attempts to capture the image in its natural setting. He does not use any type of image enhancement tools. He believes, “the photo you see in the lens at the time of capture should, for the greater part, be the image you print.”
McGinnis has had previous exhibits in Carpinteria, CA, and some of his photos proudly adorn walls throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well.
McGinnis is proud of his Santa Barbara heritage, including Spanish and Chumash ancestors. He also attended several schools in Montecito, Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara City College.