Portfolio of Cape Fear Photos
Avery Saffo, 17 emerges from the water with the cross during the Blessing of the Waters Saturday September 28, 2013 at Wrightsville Beach. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church hosted it’s 2013 Blessing of the Water and Cross Dive on Saturday September 28, 2013. During this worldwide Greek Orthodox tradition the parish priest blesses the waters and throws a cross for young members of the church to dive for, the youth that retrieves the cross is blessed for the whole year. After graduating from Randolph Community College I spent more than a decade documenting communities throughout Eastern North Carolina with a camera. My passion for capturing story-telling images has allowed me to witness everything from High School Football to Hurricanes and even Presidential visits.
My award-winnng photography has been published internationally, appearing in publications such as The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Guardian of London, and Time Magazine.
As a child I loved the writing of Ray Bradbury, who was often noted for “tuning the ordinary into the extraordinary.” That’s the approach I take to every assignment, finding the priceless moments in everyday life. Weather I’m capturing a high school touchdown celebration or a bride’s final minutes before saying “I do,” I’m preserving an extraordinary memory.
Whether I'm documenting a diverse community or capturing a couple's first dance, I'm photographing something extraordinary!
- Jason A. Frizzelle
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- Blessing of the Water, Portfolio