Hello, deviantART. My name's James. You may call me Jim. I am an aspiring photographer/writer currently living in Barcelona with my soon-to-be wife. I'm using dA to pimp my photography, see if I can't sell a few prints and generate some income this way. I'm still waiting...
In the meantime, I should probably let you know that I am not much of a people photographer. My subjects tend to be of architecture or landscapes, but I'm still developing my eye. Criticism, particularly of the constructive nature, is greatly appreciated.
My fascination with photography began in high school when, armed with a Vivitar point-and-shoot, I took a photography class. I loved it. Of course, back in those days everything was done on 35mm film, so things have changed (and I've probably dated myself), but I loved being able to develop my own film and photos and I liked going out to shoot.
My purpose, if I have one, is to show people a little more of the world around them and hopefully engender a greater appreciation for the natural world as well as the worlds people have created for themselves in the form of cities. If my photos are absurdly successful in that mission, perhaps someone will think twice about tossing away that recyclable bit of plastic or leaving their living room light on when he or she isn't at home. But that may be a bit ambitious.
Like I said, I also like to write. You can check out some samples of my work in THAT field at jimsrandompix.blogspot.com
. My other great interest, outside of writing and photography, is travel and I'd like to share my experiences with the world. Mind you, I'm still a bit wet behind the ears as a globetrotter, but with the help of my fiance, I think I can make my way.
So, take a look around, let me know what you like, suggest my stuff to your friends or buy prints. And, I implore you, LEAVE COMMENTS!
Current Residence: Barcelona
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: All of them. Except Country.
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: The iPod my sister bought me for my birthday
Shell of choice: Sea
Wallpaper of choice: Paint
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Zim