James E Weaver - Fine Artist

James E Weaver

Bellingham, WA - United States

 
 
 

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James E Weaver

Bellingham, WA - United States

James E Weaver - Fine Artist

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December 8th, 2010

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About James E Weaver

From taking pix with a simple box camera during high school to using a Pentax SLR from graduate school days to thirty years ago when I decided I could no longer afford the film and processing, and then getting married to a woman with an Olympus SLR, I finally got my own Sony CyberShot semi-sophisticated aim-and-shoot that helped me capture a photo that seven years ago said, 'Now you know what you need to do when you retire - sell your photos!'

After I retired from library work in the spring of 2009, my wife and I purchased a Canon Rebel dSLR that summer, we took a couple of classes, went on a cruise where we shot and shot and shot! Then I got even more serious - I started my business.

I began Dwin James Photography - you may say, 'began' to take photography seriously - in February 2010. Business-wise I established my own website (dwinjames.com), an online store (dwinjames.etsy.com), established a few pages on Fine Art America (james-e-weaver.fineartamerica.com), won a 3rd place ribbon at the regional fair, and participated in my first show in October.

Since then, I have purchased a Nikon D5100 dSLR, experimented using Nik Software plugins for Apple’s Aperture, won a few more awards like Artist of the Month in Whatcom Art Guild and Skagit Art Association, participated in a few more shows, and have a space in the Whatcom Art Guild's Art Market.

I enjoy outdoor photography because doing so seems like doing found art - one uses whatever is present in a way that brings out a truth, gives joy, or does both. I see what I see, form an idea of how to reshape it (in pixels), and then shoot until I come as close to what I envisioned as I can.

Light and shapes are the primary ingredients in my work. Of course, light produces colors as well as illuminates the shapes and textures of what I am seeing. More often than not, I find shapes and textures to be more important than the colors filling them. This perhaps suggests I should be presenting more of my photos monochromatically.

The photo's work is never done until someone other than I view it; and then, the work may only be commencing as the viewer looks at the photo again, and yet again. Perchance the work never completes itself as different persons bring their particular views of life to the scene.

Perhaps you are one to help complete the work of my photos. Please, take a look.

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