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.
Thanks for visiting!
Jim Lee, Photographer
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