The Photographer's Statement
“Photography is a time slice of how I see
light and shadow, texture and space.
I favor the concept of “found light” - somewhat the
inverse of “available darkness” - and this comes from
my experiences as a documentary cameraman, where setting lights
and illuminating the scene with fixtures just doesn't happen.
It is an “anti-studio” approach.
I discover what the light reveals. Often that means either keeping my eyes open and being lucky, as with my street photography, or it's careful studying and planning for the light's past and future path, so one can be setup in the right place at the right time to capture a precise moment, as with my large format, view camera work.
Often the intersection of nature and man results
in mismatches and anomalies, which I like to find, preserve and
present for consideration. Not so much “my personal point
of view”, but rather more just “look what I found!”
-- Jim Furrer
Jim works with large format (4x5 Wista view camera) medium
format (Honeywell 21/4 x 3 1/4) and 35mm (Leica MP), with traditional
black & white silver gelatin film and paper. Prints are
matted and framed by the artist.
Print size for presentation is 11x14 inches; however, gallery
works up to 16x20 inches may come from his large format negatives.
All gallery and juried prints receive selenium toning for archiving