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Utila
     

Utila

by jon B Barry
 
Story:
The overwhelming story of Utila comes down to the people who live there, the visitors who come there to dive and to be free, and the children who have some of the happiest faces Jon says he has ever seen. Each nuance of the island is brimming with stories, and it is these stories that a visitor can experience first-hand. These are magical people in a

Overview

Story:
The overwhelming story of Utila comes down to the people who live there, the visitors who come there to dive and to be free, and the children who have some of the happiest faces Jon says he has ever seen. Each nuance of the island is brimming with stories, and it is these stories that a visitor can experience first-hand. These are magical people in a magical land, and in Jon’s opinion, these people have no peers. “They are certainly the chosen people of the world if happiness is considered something that is good. Look at the photos and see for yourselves.”

Reflections:
Looking back at his history, his travels to Central America, and the conclusion of this particular adventure, Jon believes the best of Central America can be seen in his two books on the subject. Get this book and read the story. Tell others as this is a good one. Enjoy the photos and give us some feedback. We want to make your experience as good as we can.

Period:
Utila is the third episode in the series taking up in late February of 2009 and chronicles Jon B Barry as he departs San Ignacio, Belize on his way through Belize, Guatemala and on to the island of Utila. Alone at last since arriving into San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Jon is finally getting to go where he wanted, Utila, Honduras.

Episode 3
Utila is a small volcanic island right near the Great Blue Hole, a large submarine sink-hole off the coast of Belize. It is a divers heaven and most of its inhabitants are English-speaking. The photography in this episode is as varied as it is stunning. Have you dived the Blue Hole? Do you have photos of Utila?

Overview:
Utila shows through it’s wonderful galleries of the local residents there, exactly how people who are neither wealthy nor poor can have a utopia that rivals anywhere in the world. The author shows through the radiant faces of these delightful Utilans exactly how happy a person can be when all the conditions are right.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149161072
Publisher:
Jon B Barry
Publication date:
03/06/2014
Series:
Realizations , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

My background in art has been quite varied over the last 50 or more years. When I was very young, I wanted to be a naturalist, much like John J. Audubon, who was my hero when I was growing up. Drawing animals and coloring them in was one of the things I liked doing more than anything in the world. Later, as I got into high school, my interest shifted to… drawing pictures of naked women.
My uncle, Bubby Huye (my mother’s brother) was a commercial artist in Baton Rouge, and I wanted to be just like him. I simply did not have the ability to draw as well as Bubby did. So, I cheated.
Back then, there were few pictures of nude women around—generally, only in art books and in the form of paintings.

Just like so many other young boys, I discovered National Geographic, and learned how naked women looked. The females depicted were always natives of some far away country. Back then, National Geographic was also a magazine where a great number of nudes were drawn. The fact was, having access to photos of nude women was difficult. I am sure other boys looked and learned through Playboy Magazine or Esquire Magazine. I did not.

Catalog magazines such as Spiegel controlled a great deal of the lingerie market. I would tear out the photos of the nearly nude beautiful women and put that printed page onto one of the little glass tables that my mother had. I would set a lamp underneath it and use it like a light table.
I then traced images of the women, leaving the lingerie out of my drawings. I never thought any of it was wrong until my grandmother caught me at it. Even back then nudity was thought of as bad, and she caused me to go underground. I later learned that my uncle used to do much the same thing when he was my age, but Bubby had the distinct advantage of being able to draw much better than I could. He did not need the tracing table.

Over the years, I learned I would never be an artist with an ability to draw well. Drawing is a discipline and it can be learned, but what cannot be learned is how to see something and take that something from one’s head, from memory, and convey it as an accurate drawing onto a piece of paper. Drawing was never going to be one of my assets. I took to photography to overcome this shortcoming, and to be able to accomplish the fantasies that were filling up my head.

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