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Corinth native featured at state market

By The Staff

A Corinth native is preparing to exhibit at Kentucky Crafted: The Market at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, March 6 and March 7.

Jeff Rogers will be marketing his coffee table book, “Kentucky Wide II”, after meeting the criteria established by the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted program.

Rogers, the son of Charlene Rogers and the late Eddie Rogers of Corinth, has owned Jeff Rogers Photography, Inc. for more than 22 years and is participating in the market for the second time.

“Kentucky Wide II” is Rogers’ second book featuring his photographs of Kentucky.

After selling out of his first book of panoramic photos, Kentucky Wide, Rogers discovered he wanted to show more of his beloved Kentucky. The first book contained 75 images, but Rogers, a fan of “getting lost” on Kentucky’s back roads, realized that was just a start to the telling the story of this diverse Commonwealth.

Kentucky Wide II has 83 images ranging from tobacco farms to horse farms and cityscapes to rural landscapes. The photos were shot in several counties at different times of year to create a comprehensive year-round view of Kentucky.

Although a pioneer in the field of digital photography, Rogers shot all the images on color transparency film. This created vivid color with moderate contrast and finer grain. Shooting panoramic views creates an image that is similar to what the human eye can see and allows viewers to enter and experience a scene in a unique way.

“It would have been easier and certainly less expensive to digitally stitch these images together in Photoshop,” Rogers said. “But I chose to create them with a dedicated film camera because of the purity of the process.”

The book sells for $39.95 and is available at local bookstores and online at http://jeffrogers.com/kentuckywide2/. Rogers is available for book signings and appearances. Additionally, he is donating part of the proceeds from his book sales to various charitable organizations, such as a clean drinking water program in Bolivia, Center for Women in Racing, Hospice of the Bluegrass and the Lexington Rescue Mission. Discounts may be offered on multiple copies of books.

For more information call 859-619-7099, e-mail jeff@jeffrogers.com or visit the Web site.

The book will also be for sale at the Grant County Visitor’s Center, inside the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Williamstown and also at the Country Heart Craft Store, 140 N Main, Williamstown.