My photography is a latter life hobby of around twenty years. A
secondary school teacher, my interest was sparked by observing NCEA
photography students preparing their folios of black and white images. I found the complete process of taking, developing and printing images from film satisfying for several years, but was quickly seduced by the convenience and flexibility of the new digital world. Between 2002 and 2003, I made an effort to increase my theoretical understanding by completing a Diploma of Professional Photography extramurally through the New York Institute of Photography.
As an episodic hobbyist I would hesitate to talk of a ‘career’. I have staged a solo exhibition at the Aratoi Museum of Art and History (2013), a joint exhibition at ConArt (2017), and contributed to the Wairarapa Camera Club bi-annual exhibitions 2012, 2016, and 2018 and 2021. My images have been published in ‘Eye On The Landscape’ (Craig Potton Publishing, 2010), ‘On The Edge’ (Fraser Books 2013),‘Camera’ (New Zealand Photographic Society 2010, 2011), and to support sundry articles in outdoor magazines and the Wairarapa Times Age.
I have no pretensions to any particular style. My photography is an
eclectic mix of landscape, documentary and street scenes. Recently, the focus has been mainly on landscape and experimenting with the
construction of larger panoramas. But I shoot what my eye finds
interesting and the bonus of photography for me is that it has
encouraged me to look more carefully at my surroundings.
Jim can be contacted through the following:
◼ Email: [email protected]
◼ Cell Phone: 0274616364