Photography Is My Passion
“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” – Anais Nin
I had a camera when I was young. As a teenager I learned to develop B/W film. I continue to explore and develop this artistic expression, and grow even more committed with every next capture.
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more there still is to learn. Two of the most important lessons:
- It’s not about the light, it’s the shadows.
- It’s not about the camera, it’s the eye.
I don’t use Photoshop, and do only minor alterations. I don’t have any issue with others “photoshoping” their images. It’s an amazing tool. I just prefer to work less with a computer and spend my time with light, camera and my subject.
There are many photographers that have inspired me. The few that continue to influence me the most are:
- Steve McCurry (1950- )
- Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885-1971)
- Helmut Newton (1920-2004)
- Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)
- Annie Leibovitz (1949- )
- Edward Weston (1886-1958)
- Arnold Newman (1918-2006)
- Richard Avedon (1923-2004)
Words About Images
I struggle to describe my images. Words often obscure and distort visual art. Rather than label and categorize, I prefer the images speak for themselves.What do you see?
If you’re interested in working with me, send me a message about your idea. I often work in collaboration.Contact Jim Reekes