591 Exhibition - Jim Rohan





Photos © Jim Rohan

It is a unique experience to walk with Jim and to carefully watch the light breaking through the skies, the trees, the deserted buildings. It is amazing how I can experience and feel the light just by watching a monitor. Well, some people say that photography is best seen on a monitor. I am not sure, but these Holga pictures are simply wonderful, also proving that you don´t need an expensive camera to create grand photography. - Mr Urbano

WATCH the online exhibition/slideshow

Jim Rohan
Born: 1954

Lives in: suburban Boston, Massachusetts USA for most of the year and Darnley, Prince Edward, Island, Canada for some of the year.
Inspirations (photographers): Robert Adams and Richard Misrach, from whom I learned that landscape photography does not need to be in the form of a postcard. Hamish Fulton, who incorporated walking and photography into one simple, beautiful form of art. Two things I do a lot of simultaneously are walking and photography. Elliott Erwitt for his images displaying both humor and humanity, two very difficult things to do photographically, particularly at the same time. Nancy Rexroth, a toy camera visionary even though she made some of her images with her eyes closed.

Inspirations (other): Seeing something that I have seen a thousand times reveal itself to me as a photograph for just that one specific moment in time.

Film, digital or both: Almost always film

Quote (by a photgrapher): Elliott Erwitt said, "To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them".

This succinctly sums up my work. Whenever I need to write an artist statement, I plagiarize this
quote in one form or another.

Quote (non-photographic): "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever", David St. Hubbins from the film "This is Spinal Tap"

A favorite photograph: "White Sky" by Nancy Rexroth.

Web site: www.pushprocessed.blogspot.com

Comments

adam said…
Great - I just love no. 20
Your trees express so much
tatiana said…
Love this exhibition soooooo....sooooo....very much !
paolo saccheri said…
wonderful photos.
beatriz said…
beautiful work....walking in light!
Ulla said…
Love it...so beautiful photos!
Mikael said…
Fantastic use of light that creates an exceptional mood!
Jan Bernhardtz said…
Wonderful images...love them!
Guy said…
A very strong body of work. well seen, well executed, well presented.
Michael Jackson said…
Excellent and moving work!
jude said…
extraordinarily beautiful. love this collection.