Jim Johns - Photography
Photography has always been a life-long interest. My father and several of his close friends were avid photography hobbyists – each setting up his own darkroom. I would marvel as I watched images slowly develop under a red glow. I remember walking the streets with Dad in our riverfront town, on the prowl for the next irresistible snapshot. Then I saw an Ansel Adams photograph... My first exposure to photography as an artform, and it captivated my young mind.
My interest in photography became more focused while serving in the U.S. Navy, a 4-year tour that took me to exotic locales throughout Asia and the South Pacific... Once back on dry land, however, designing, constructing, and racing formula Fords took up most of my free time for a number of years. I routinely competed in Sports Club Car of America events. Photography was not neglected, however; it served as a perfect companion interest to this racier sport.
Fast forward several decades…Retirement is nearing and I receive an SLR camera as a gift. This re-invigorated my interest in photography. I felt a bit overwhelmed, however, with the vast changes to both equipment and skill requirements. Much to my delight, I quickly found that my vision of the world was, in actuality, the art I see. With just the click of shutter – and later movement of a mouse across a photoshopped image, I could be Ansel Adams – and perhaps Picasso – all-in-one.
I began not just taking photos, but also creating art for myself. Joining local photography clubs, spending time with other like-minded people, my skills and curiosity in photography greatly expanded. Entering photographic competitions, I began experimenting with post-production effects. My work has received recognition as well as various awards in displays around Georgia.
That SLR camera has truly been a gift that keeps on giving… Providing new opportunities for photo adventures… New opportunities to expand my creative horizons… And most importantly, new opportunities to share my love of this art form with others.
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Guest Artist at Gobi Photograph
1015 Tyrone Rd, Suite 410
Tyrone, GA 30290
From GA Hwy 74 heading North from the Interstate
Continue into Tyrone, GA. Once in Tyrone and after having passed Publix, turn right at the intersection of Palmetto Tyrone Road and Hwy 74. Immediately after turning onto Tyrone Road, turn right into Sycamore Grove (an office park located behind the Fidelity Bank) We are located in suite 410 near the back.
From Peachtree City
Head South on Hwy 74
Continue on Hwy 74 until the intersection of 74 and Tyrone Palmetto Road. Turn left onto Tyrone Road. Immediately turn right into Sycamore Grove (an office park located behind the Fidelity Bank) We are located in suite 410 near the back.
Before and After the Tour