Jim Powers















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.


Jim has taken photography courses at Brookdale Community College and has been a student of Laury Egan’s for several years. His work has been on display on the State of New Jersey’s Official web site, and at the Middletown Library and at the Guild the Creative Art, where in 2008 he participated in “Focal Point: An Exhibit of 13 Photographers.” He’s done commercial work in architectural subjects and portraits and is always interested in commissions.