JIM NEVILL

Jim is a commercial photographer, an outdoor enthusiast, family man, and founder of a non-profit organization leading teens on enriching adventures. Every project Jim takes on is approached with care, creativity, individuality and precision. 


ARTIST STATEMENT

Photography is a storytelling tool.   Storytellers explore depth in their characters, metaphors, tension, dramatic relationships and so on.  Photographers do much of the same. My favorite stories evoke emotions, make me laugh, make me think and make me want to wander. The lens is a dark tunnel to a brighter unknown and through it I see beauty that I miss with my eyes alone.  I enjoy hunting for stories, listening to others' stories and finding the obscured details that a well made photograph enlightens.  My hope is that my work inspires and motivates the viewer to explore their own unique voice, to be compelled to be a steward of the natural world and to engage more fully the possibilities in their life.


EQUIPMENT 

I shoot with Nikon cameras and lenses.

NO HDR: High Dynamic Range (image stacking) is a technique that combines multiple photographs into one, like a photo sandwich. To me, HDR results in images that look over cooked or fake even, so I prefer to publish singular photographs.  All of the images in my gallery are 'one click wonders'.  


BACKGROUND

I grew up on the on western Long Island about 13 miles from Manhattan and close to Long Beach where I learned to surf.  I took my first photography class at 4-H Camp at 12 years old and have had a camera with me wherever I go ever since.  After earning a Psychology degree and an Art minor from the University of Dayton I moved to Northern California, which has been my base since 1995I have spent the last 25 years traveling the world and never looking back, spending summers sailing in Southeast Alaska, chasing winter swell in Hawaii, surfing Mexico and yearly exploring my 'second home' in Lima, Peru. 

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