(Clinton KY) - Jackson Purchase regional photographers, Mary and Ivan Potter of Clinton, KY, have published their 2017 Calendar. "Looking Through the Year." The limited edition signed by both photographers, will be on sale this Saturday at the Hickman County Arts, Crafts and Book Fair at the Hickman County Elementary School Gym. The Fair runs from 8:30 - 2:30.
The calendar, the eighth the couple has created includes 14 full color photographs of statewide, regional and local scenes. Each month's full color photograph captures a scene of beauty found within forms of light structure and rural vistas. This view of transportation includes scenes framed by rural roads, flowers, sunsets, and barns.
Ivan Potter spoke to the reason for the calendar. "It was our intention to create a way of showing the world how much beauty we have in this region we call The Jackson Purchase. Given the prospect of increased regional heritage tourism, we wanted to offer a new visual platform for people to enjoy the raw beauty of West Kentucky throughout the year, no matter where they live, be it at home here, or with our families who live far away."
Below left: Back cover of 2017 calendar.
During each season of weather change, we could be found in among bushes, standing alongside forgotten county roads, or near blooming flowers, waiting for the just right second of light to unfold the perfect image for our cameras."
The calendar project was the brain child of local attorney and online newsjournal editor, Mary B. Potter. "My vision for this project was to capture the raw beauty of this place we call home. I wanted to create a platform to promote tourism for Clinton and Hickman County and West Kentucky."
Mary B. Potter edits the West Kentucky Journal (www. westkyjournal.com). "Each year, we take an average of 1,000 photographs of meetings, politicians, and people of all sorts, as well as events that made news in West Kentucky." She continued, "I wanted to show through this project how much we have to be thankful for in our everyday life by where we live."
Ivan Potter spoke to the philosophy of the Calendar Project. "I wanted to capture a little bit of natural beauty that would frame each month's page with a burst of joy each time you stopped and looked at the calendar. What better way to start your day than to smile at Mother Nature's beauty found in our community?"
The calendar is on sale with limited supply left. The calendar sells for $20.00.