My name is Jeff Baldock. A native of Indiana, I have lived on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast for more than 45 years. I have seen the beauty of our Coast as well as the destruction that Mother Nature can unleash. Though I consider myself a number-oriented person, I have always realized that pictures have an important story to tell. The photos that we take are capturing history, emotions and moments.
Over the last two years I have made it a point to go out and shoot somewhere along the Mississippi Gulf Coast at least several times a week. In those ventures, I have met many people along the way, including photographers from other areas.
I have a passion for photographing landscapes as well as the many shrimp boat fleets from Pascagoula to Pass Christian. I have stopped at many small towns throughout Mississippi in my travels; trying the capture the old downtown scenery as well as beautiful landscapes of places that I have visited.
My current “mission” is to capture most, if not all, of our old Mississippi downtown areas at night…when the sidewalks are rolled up, cars are gone and the downtown void of people. This allows the viewer to see their towns in a new light. In fact, I have heard that comment many times as I share my photography on-line and at festivals. As I progress further into the photographic world, I realize that I have so much yet to learn and plenty of opportunity to share the beauty that sometimes we take for granted.