Welcome to my website!

I’m an Iowa native and former newspaper photographer. My photojournalism career took me to newspapers in Iowa, Wyoming, Florida, Colorado, South Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota and back to Iowa. Now I shoot for fun.

After my untimely departure from the news industry in 2018, I felt lost as a photographer. One day I gave myself a personal 28-day black and white shooting challenge. I loved it! I suddenly rediscovered the joy I once had in photography. I’ve been shooting mostly B&W ever since.

I’ve received a lot of positive feedback about my B&W work. I have also received some criticism. But then I remind myself why I do this photo blog: I do it for FUN. And shooting B&W is fun for me.

I’m still refining my shooting style in my post-newspaper photography journey. I find myself admiring minimalism, in both shooting style and photography gear. I admire work by other photographers that feature simple but strong compositions that make good use of lines, shapes and light. I feel happiest when I can incorporate that into my own photographs.

I may still shoot an occasional color photograph. And I’m sure my shooting style will continue to evolve and change. But for now I enjoy exploring the world in B&W.

Me in my former life as a newspaper photographer

Thanks for visiting!

Jim Lee, Photographer


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