Reflections of Why (and What) I Photograph
Written by Bob Royer, IACC Member, CAPA Representative
Jim Kelcher’s Member Showcase consisted of three parts: a short talk, a slide show and a print display.
In his talk, Jim told us that he doesn’t restrict his photography to any particular style or subject, which allows him the freedom to follow his muse, wherever that may lead.
He also listed his reasons for picking up a camera and becoming immersed in this pursuit, including recording memories, keeping a visual diary, self expression, experimentation, and sharing his appreciation of photography.
Jim went on to describe the various elements that he had included in his slide presentation. True to his word, he covered a diverse number of subjects, such as travel, nature, still life, people, architecture and low light.
In the slide show portion of his presentation, Jim illustrated each subject with several images that showed his prowess as a photographer. The images were exceptional both technically and artistically. I think a common thread was evident throughout the show as well as in his print display. All his photographs have a subtlety about them; even his vivid images seem to have a calming effect.
© Jim Kelcher (all images below)
In today’s photographic world of high contrast and incandescent HDR imagery, Jim’s pictures stand out because of his ability to capture the world with an understated beauty.
Jim has been an active member of IACC since 2010 and, this year, he became the Special Interest Group (SIG) Chair. We are lucky to have someone with Jim’s talent and dedication in our Club.