"I AM WHAT I AM" is an extraordinary photography book that was created from a collection of family photographs that were given to artist/photographer Jean Lannen.
The photographs were organized, enhanced and creatively designed into a large 148 page fine art book. Meaningful quotations and song lyrics are sprinkled throughout the pages to help tell the story of "Jerry". This unique book depicts the personality and life of Jerry Keller; "a one-of-a-kind delightful, generous, loving, affectionate, indulgent, silly guy who continues to make the world a better place". It is truly the ultimate "personal gift and family memento".
Many of the photographs were altered for creative reasons. The "bowl of cherries" photograph was created by Jean Lannen especially for this book.
Many thanks to Cathy Stoia for coming up with this book idea, for her inspirations, editing eyes and creative vision. Thank you to Barbara and family for supplying many of the photo's and art.
To quote one of Jerry's favorite songs: "Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh at it all!"
Jean Lannen studied at The Center For Creative Studies and received her BFA in photography. She has been shooting for commercial and artistic clients for over 20 years. She specializes in People Portraiture, Conceptual Images and Fine Art. Her style is a mix of "observation and documentation, direction and creation". Her commercial photographs are featured on (9) Todd Rundgren Albums, and other clients include: GMC, Johnson & Johnson, The Ronald McDonald Corp, Warner Bros., and The YWCA. Jean's fine art photography has been showing in various galleries for the last 20 years. Her latest body of work is entitled "Altered Photographs". These original one-of-a-kind pieces combine her photographs with mixed media. Jean currently lives near the ocean, in Pacifica, just south of San Francisco, CA. Jean Lannen welcomes new projects and commissions. Visit her website & blog to see more of her work: http://www.JeanLannenImages.com http://www.JeanLannen.blogspot.com