Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Elcock
We continue our series highlighting some incredible people who stepped forward when Support The Pink House was in it's infancy, and selflessly gave their time and talents to carry us to the point that we are at. They did it for their own love of The Pink House, but also on your behalf - and the behalf of the entire North Shore community (and beyond) who expressed the same desire to preserve and protect this iconic landmark.
If you're on our Facebook page, have been visiting this website, opened our brochure, visited our booth at Yankee Homecoming, etc, chances are great that you've seen the work of this next person and may not realize that. It was Jon Elcock's photo was on the cover of April's North Shore Magazine which featured our story! In fact, the one at the top of this page is also shot by Jon! And you could take it home as it will be up for auction at our upcoming Pink House Holiday Art Show and Auction coming up on November 17 at PITA Hall.
"The first time I visited Plum Island, I was a bird photographer headed to explore the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The Pink House instantly caught my attention and I began to envision the house in all sorts of scenes and conditions. From then on I began to carry my wide angle lenses with me when I went out to Plum Island, welcomed each time by the house. Two years later my photographic interests have shifted to landscapes, and I credit much of my 'eye' for these scenes to that lonely house out in the marsh. It seems fitting that my first framed print sale and my first published photograph were both images of the Pink House. This house continues to be an inspiration through my journey as a photographer and I would love to see it preserved and maintained so others can appreciate it in the same way!"
Jon is a physical therapy graduate student at Northeastern, and has found success in his hobby as a photographer; a number of his landscape images were published in the last year. His full portfolio of work, featuring many scenes from Plum Island, can be found on his website. Jon came aboard in the spring of 2016 and took a leading role in our Social Media Committee, created our website, volunteered at Yankee Homecoming, and continues to donate portions of his art sales to the cause.
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