Jim Powers became fascinated by photography as a teenager when he began learning his craft with a twin-lens reflex camera. His mentors were the writings and work of Ansel Adams and Andreas Fenninger.
College, career, and family responsibilities intervened for many years. With retirement imminent, he returned to his earliest interests: photography and the outdoors. Although his current work is primarily with a digital camera, he still reverts to medium-format film from time to time.
His work is characterized by simple composition, a vivid color palette, and a wide diversity of subject matter. “Shapes, colors, and the quality of light are what first attract me to a subject,.” Jim says.