About My Photography:

I began as a stage photographer in the 1970s. I sought to capture the theater's magic without losing its nitty-gritty reality. I moved to black and white in the early 1980s, but quit when I had kids. Too many dangerous chemicals. Fifteen years later, seeking respite from a demanding, head-oriented job, I picked up my camera again. I've been at it ever since: mostly nature, some wildlife, and the occasional human.

At various times, I have found myself drawn to small-scale patterns, to panoramas, to juxtapositions, and to finding the simple in the complex. I now find myself looking for stillness. My best new photos help me listen to the world breathe.

I invite you to visit my favorites, old and new.

-- Jim Spickard, October 2014