Jerry Downs delivers his message of living life through a "lens of awe" in a fun, yet poignant manner. His message is simple; look at life through the eyes of a child. His new book "Why Were You Born" is a photographic journal with a tale to tell. As you enjoy the beauty and simplicity of each photo, your inner child breathes a sigh of remembrance - taking you back to a time and place where everything was wonderous.
Jerry Downs is an artist, photographer and writer who lives 10 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Rafael, California. His work has appeared throughout the world in books, magazines and museums. He was born the 5th of 11 children, had a horrible time in school and spent most of his life living hand to mouth trying to make a living and make sense of why he was born. Eventually he stopped trying so hard. Everything that has happened in his life has helped him understand that life is a creative act and joy is the only measure of success. He’s happy to be alive and enormously appreciative that anything exists at all.