Jack Megela

All images are created by using a variety of professional films, large format, medium format and 35mm film cameras and printed on archival photographic papers and on canvas.

In my other life I was an Ohio State Trooper, then in later years a Detective Sergeant with the Canton, Ohio Sheriff's Department. Part of my education while earning a Bachelor Degree in Law Enforcement Administration at Kent State University was crime scene photography. The camera was one of the tools used in my work to record everything from traffic fatalities to homicides. I spent 23 years investigating, documenting and photographing the tragedy of human crisis and violence.

After retiring, I returned to the College of Fine Arts where I studied Art Appreciation, Psychology of the Arts, Art History, Black & White Photography and Color Photography. After that I traveled the United States, covering 49 states including Alaska; hiking and photographing in the quiet magnificence of nature. 

Thus, the transition from a world of violence, chaos and tragedy to a world of peace and tranquility; to a world that makes sense. Art makes sense; embracing us as it gives us refuge from catastrophe and despair. 

I have participated in hundreds of art shows around the country, receiving numerous awards including Best in Show, First Place Art, and First Place in Photography. My work is hanging in public and private collections all over the world.