Mark Tucker : Journal

Jerry Joyner

Posted in Artists, Books, Interesting People by marktucker on January 12, 2013

We photographed graphic designer and illustrator Jerry Joyner yesterday. Here are a couple of initial images. More to be added later.

Portrait of Jerry outside on his deck.

Portrait of Jerry outside on his deck.

Still life creation inside his home.

Still life creation inside his home.

Jerry holding a tiny miniature Dutch dictionary. A gift from a friend.

Jerry holding a tiny miniature Dutch dictionary. A gift from a friend.

Drawing Table, by the window. (T-square still in use).

Drawing Table, by the window. (T-square still in use).

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A salad he made for Samantha and me. Lunch on the deck, after the pictures. Nice.

A salad he made for Samantha and me. Lunch on the deck, after the pictures. Nice.

Every year he does an illustration for the Chinese New Year. This year is "Year of the Dragon".

Every year he does an illustration for the Chinese New Year. This year is “Year of the Dragon”.

Jerry's quote when we're looking at this: "I've always thought I had a little bit of Gina Binkley in me..."
Bottom snapshot is Jerry, in the black suit. Amazing. And the top image is of his mother.

Bottom snapshot is Jerry, in the black suit. Amazing. And the top image is of his mother.

A chair that Jerry's father made for him. Made from clothespins.

A chair that Jerry’s father made for him. Made from clothespins.

Author photo of Jerry, with Remy Charlip. Back cover of "Thirteen". Click photo for Amazon link.

Author photo of Jerry, with Remy Charlip. Back cover of “Thirteen”. Click photo for Amazon link.

Back porch stoop. Nice lines and shapes, and pretty light.

Back porch stoop. Nice lines and shapes, and pretty light.

I made the Kitchen Chalkboard.

Beta version of the iPad Calendar. But I made it into a slot. Jerry’s handwriting looks a great deal like Virginia Team’s. Osmosis?

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  1. Jack Lowe said, on January 12, 2013 at 5:40 am

    Love the two images of Jerry holding the books…how the first appears to be a giant holding a normal-sized book and the other, a normal-sized man holding a giant book! JL

  2. Betsy Kruger said, on January 12, 2013 at 9:06 am

    That salad is a work of art. What an intresting visit this must have been. Love the pictures, as usual.

  3. LA Renn said, on January 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    The photo of Jerry’s hands reminds me of Yousuf Karsh’s work; it’s really stunning. Jerry, you are one beautiful soul to behold.

  4. Anonymous said, on January 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    What a life, Jerry! Mark captured it perfectly. Loved seeing you and Remy together, the snake curling through the gold ring and all your special collections. I want to encase the salad nicoise in lucite, glue a magnet to the back and attach it to my refrigerator to remind me how to arrange it next time – beautiful like all your food, everything you touch, and YOU! Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Jerry Joyner said, on January 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you Mark and Samantha for these amazing images and for a beautiful, peaceful day. Note: 2/10/2013 is the Chinese New Year and is The Year of the Snake. We are coming to the end of The Year of the Dragon.

  6. Chris said, on January 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Hello Mark and Jerry. Jerry – I am happy to see your chrome and vinyl chairs on your porch and your salad. It reminds me of manually spinning lettuce at your old apartment at convent. You look great! Mark – thank you for utilizing your talent to document Jerry. – Chris


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