Jim is a fifth-generation Comox Valley resident, born and raised here. His interest in photography began in junior high school, where he learned to develop and print black and white photos. On graduation, he traded his typewriter for a new single-lens reflex camera with through-the-lens metering. This camera accompanied him across Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as on many hikes to local lakes.
At some point in his journey, he became interested in documenting day-to-day events in people’s lives, communities around him, and the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. With no restrictions on his subject material, he finds excitement in the change of seasons, the migration of the birds, and the renewal and rebirth of spring.
Jim’s images are influenced by his own life experiences in the Comox Valley and the local history told to him by his father and grandfather. He looks forward to every adventure with camera in hand.