Our September Monthly Meeting will be on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 6:45 pm at Peachtree Corners City Hall!
The monthly club meeting is a free event for anyone who shares a passion for photography, from the total beginner with your phone to a professional with multiple gear sets. Please join us in-person or online and invite anyone who may be interested in exploring and learning about photography!
!!!!! PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH !!!!!
This month’s meeting will be held at the Peachtree Corners City Hall, 310 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 in the Community Chest Room. There will be Event signs pointing to the entrance on the left side of the building.
You are welcome to arrive at 6:15 pm for fellowship and social time to meet new and current members.
Access the September meeting on September 14th at 6:45pm:
Meeting ID: 845 5880 3010
Our September Speaker is Dwain A. Vaughns, II and the topic will be “Healing Through Nature Photography”!
In each piece of art Dwain creates, he shares his personal stories, while highlighting the beautiful details in the natural world often unseen. He finds purpose in his work by creating awareness of our surroundings, harnessing the healing power of nature, and being a voice for those with accessibility needs. With his camera, he heals himself. Through his photographs, with grace and gratitude, he passes that healing energy to us.
Come hear Dwain’s inspiring story of how he discovered a new way to fly and see the world from a different perspective with his camera when flying an airplane became impossible. And how he found healing in the process.
About Dwain A. Vaughns, II
Dwain is a native of Georgia. He grew up most of his life under and above the pines. At age eight he took his first flight lesson, and from that moment he knew what he was going to do the rest of his life. He became an airline pilot, but life had a different plan than forever. He suffered an injury that led to a diagnosis of a rare chronic pain condition, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD).
Flying fascinated him, but the world around him always drew his attention. Nature. Landscapes. Everything takes on a completely different perspective from 35,000 feet. Leonardo da Vinci quoted, “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” It was there, in the sky, that he fell in love with his original muse. Birds. A perfect mesh of his past and present.
He wants to capture that frame that slows it all down. Spotlighting what happens in the seconds discarded. Full of action, but in a moment. That moment is where he now lives his life. Over the last seven years, he has been transitioning his life to now include his disability. Capturing everything around him with a completely new perspective.
Through his photographs, his intent is to draw the viewer into a relationship with time. Present with everything and everyone around them. Creating a space that harnesses connection. A connection with nature, others, and self. Experiencing an opening of the heart, and releasing the paradigm paralysis of the mind. All in an environment inclusive and accessible to every level of abilities. Leaving, aware.