Photographer Ben Galland

Ben Galland

The local talent zooms in—and way out—on the Georgia coast By Margaret Evans Photography by Gabriel Hanway Ben Galland is a coastal Georgia boy‚ born and bred. The Brunswick business owner and photographer grew up on St. Simons‚ the lush barrier island where live oaks…

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Tom Luse

Tom Luse

Film Producer: His long career has included memorable stops on Jekyll By Wendell Brock As the sun rises on Jekyll Island, the Atlantic Ocean laps at the gnarly, twisted trees of Driftwood Beach. Just another day in paradise—until you see a zombie writhing in the…

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Driftwood Beach

Frame Worthy

On Jekyll, inspiration awaits the photography-loving traveler at every turn. A little inside knowledge will elevate your shots from good to art. By Jeanée Ledoux Photography by Andrea Fremiotti With its historical structures, pristine beaches, and abundant wildlife, Jekyll is the ideal place for a…

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Matthew Raiford

Chef’s Choice

Get a taste of the Jekyll dining scene with help from noted local chef and farmer Matthew Raiford By Osayi Endolyn Photography by Gregory Miller Chef and farmer Matthew Raiford grew up in Brunswick, Georgia, but Jekyll Island is where the James Beard Award semifinalist…

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Jekyll Island Chronicles

Extraordinary Gentlemen

The creators of the Jekyll Island Chronicles envision a super-charged alternate history By Charles Bethea Art by J. Moses Nester Color by S. J. Miller Ed Crowell, Steve Nedvidek and Jack Lowe have been friends for two decades, during which time the three Georgians have…

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Lydia Thompson

Lydia Thompson

Printmaker: Her inspired etchings combine a naturalist’s curiosity with an artist’s eye for beauty by Candice DyerPhotography by Brian Austin Lee If you are motoring around Jekyll, don’t be surprised if you find yourself behind a slow-poke car that moseys along and stops occasionally; please…

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Kristen Pickett

Kristen Pickett

Glassblower: The former nurse embraces an art both delicate and daring By Candice Dyer Photographs by Jeff Holt When she was eighteen years old, Kristen Pickett spotted a classified ad that intrigued her. “It said: ‘Glassblower wanted, will train.’ I thought why not? There weren’t…

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Betty Smith

Betty Smith

Weaver: Using colors literally sprung from the earth, she trains other hands in a timeless art by Candice Dyer Photographs by Jeff Holt Ideally, Betty Smith likes to start from scratch: with a sheep who is feeling generous or maybe a fluffy Angora rabbit. After…

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