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
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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.
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