A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.
— Diane Arbus
Jim abstract self portrait.jpg


is a photographer living in Portland, Oregon. Born in Chicago, he migrated to Portland after college and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, a place of stunning natural landscapes. After living in southern California for awhile and receiving his PhD in organizational psychology, Jim pursued a career in educational research and development. Presently he is a self-taught photographer who has been guided by various teachers, mentors, and muses over the past decade.

Jim is a psychologist so people and human environments have become the focus of his photography in recent years. Primary interests include street photography and portraiture, classic and modern architecture, travel photography, and simply documenting the everyday places we humans live and interact in.

Jim loves natural landscapes and the solitude and spiritual feelings they bring when there are no mirrors to remind us we are apart from the universe. Nature is a place to converse with something larger than ourselves, a place of refuge where form and light can be magical.



Juried group exhibitions

PhotoPlace Gallery, Travel: Faces and Places, November 2018, Middlebury, Vermont

Blank Wall Gallery, Street Photography, January 2018, Athens, Greece

Southeast Center for Photography, Landscape, Grand or Personal, September 2017, Greenville, South Carolina

LightBox Photographic Gallery, PDX30, April 2017, Astoria, Oregon

Black Box Gallery, Portraiture: Photography Now, on-line exhibitions; September 2016; August 2015, Portland, Oregon

Newspace Center for Photography, Member’s Salon; October 2015, 2014, 2013, Portland, Oregon

Concordia University, Libraries’ Art and Culture Program, Uniquely Oregon: A Visual Exploration, July 2015, Portland, Oregon

Light Box Photographic Gallery, Forty Portland Photographers, April 2014, Portland, Oregon

Black Box Gallery, Journeys: Travel Photography, December 2013, Portland, Oregon