Jack Perkins worked for forty years in
television first as a correspondent for NBC News, later
as a host of the acclaimed A&E series Biography.
Retiring with his wife to an uninhabited
island off the coast of Maine, he began working in new ways
writing poetry, and studying with many great photographers at
the Maine Photographic Workshops, learning the skills of fine
At first, that meant lugging an old-fashioned
view camera out into the field, returning to his island home
and its basement darkroom. Later, as technology began transforming
the craft, Perkins transformed with it.
Now his photography is digital. The finest
cameras, computer workflow, printers, papers and inksets permit
a quality and an archival print longevity never before possible.
But Jack's primary focus these days is inspiriational writings
He and his wife, the artist Mary Jo Perkins,
live now on an island off the west coast of Florida.