Jerry Atnip, photo by Jack Spencer
Readers of Nashville Arts Magazine have long admired Jerry atnip’s photos – whether you know it or not. Atnip’s camera has introduced you to artists and their art through his work for this magazine. This month, he steps on the other side of the lens to discuss his life’s passion. Silver-haired, tall, and soft-spoken, Atnip is equally known for his warm, quiet manner and his black Armani suits. He splits his time between commercial and fine art photography and spends his days traveling across America for shoots. I was lucky enough to ride with him to St. Louis two years ago when he photographed artist Brother Melvin Meyer. His ability to capture Brother Mel’s humility and strength amazed me. Atnip’s photos went beyond mere images of the artist—they caught his spirit somehow…


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