My Work in Upcoming Reflections Show

You can see my work at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont in the upcoming Reflections show sponsored by the Vermont Photography Workplace.  The opening reception is 5-7pm on October 9th.  I’ll unfortunately be unable to attend the opening, but the selected work looks to be strong so I’m confident the show will be a good one.  My image from Cape Cod entitled Nauset Marsh, Sunrise is the image that will be shown.  The show will be up from October 8th to November 9th.

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Nauset Marsh, Sunrise

Art Nouveau Show at VoxPhotographs Next Week

Next Wednesday, September 2nd, the new Art Nouveau show opens at VoxPhotographs in Portland, Maine (a private gallery).  The show includes new work from all 9 nine photographers represented by VoxPhotographs, including myself.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Heather Frederick of VoxPhotographs.  A small version of my image as well as the VoxPhotographs flyer are included below:

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www.voxphotographs.com

NINE ARTISTS / NEW WORK

Mark Rockwood · David Wolfe · Susan Guthrie
David Brooks Stess · Liv Kristin Robinson · Arla Patch
Stacey Cramp · Jim Nickelson · David Puntel

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VoxPhotographs’ photographers are gathering at the gallery
on September 2 to meet you.
They have been working on new projects and are eager to share them –
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– with the community.


When and Where
Meet the Artists!
Chestnut St. Lofts
Portland, Maine
Wednesday, September 2
4:30-7:30pm

New Work from Cape Cod

I’ve just uploaded new images from Cape Cod onto my website.  These images were actually taken last summer – we only had about 3 days where I could photograph and I am very pleased with the results.  We had some spectacular light.  Most of the shots were taken either at First Encounter Beach or the Fort Hill/Nauset Marsh area.

Let me know in the comments if you have any favorites.  A few selections are below:

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Contours Show

Coming up next month, you can see my work at the Contours show at the wonderful Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport.  The Contours show is a fundraiser for a great local environmental organization, the Coastal Mountain Land Trust.  The CMLT manages quite a few lovely preserves in this area that we frequent – and in a few weeks we will be receiving our 13 pound batch of fresh blueberries from their Beech Hill Preserve (another, tastier, fundraiser).

There are about 25 artists featured in the show – you can read more about them in this article from the Maine Art Scene.  The show runs from August 14 – September 9 with a public opening on August 20th from 5-7 pm.  Definitely check out the show and buy some art in support of a great cause.

Here is my image that will be in the show – a view of Hatchet Mountain (one of their preserves) in late afternoon that I took earlier this month.

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Red Rock published

Last week I finished and self-published my first monograph, entitled ‘Red Rock‘.  Red Rock includes 24 of my square format landscape images all taken in Southern Utah.  You can follow the previous link to see  a preview of the pages from the book on the Blurb site.

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It is available via Blurb – I entered this book into Blurb’s photography book contest “Photography.Book.Now’.  I’ve ordered a copy of the book from Blurb and it should arrive on Tuesday.  I’m anxious to see the quality of the printing.  I’ve heard mixed reviews of Blurb’s quality control, but I did sign up for their B3 program for professional photographers that promises more consistent and better quality printing.  We’ll see.

They also have a new large size – 12×12 inches – which I chose, even though it drives the price up significantly.  I hope it is worth it.

I’ll post here once I see an actual copy of this – but I’m certainly excited to see the results.

UPDATE: I did receive my book and it was better than I was expecting.  Perhaps it was lowered expectations, but the print quality was actually quite good and the color matching was about 90% of the way there.  Only a few of the bluer images were not right on.  I look forward to trying this service again in the future.

Midcoast Chroma Show at Carver Hill Gallery

I’m also excited to mention my upcoming group show at the Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport, Maine.  The Midcoast Chroma show promises to be quite good as it includes some amazing photographers.  You can read a bit more about the show in the Village Soup, as well as at the current exhibition page of Carver Hill itself.

The opening for the show is this Saturday, 2-5 pm, and the show runs until June 13th.

Some of the promotional material, including sample images from each photographer, is below:

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New website!

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I’ve just completed a major overhaul of my photography website. Some of the photographs are the same as before, but I’ve focused the website on my current work. Almost all of the images are from the last few years (and thus in square format). I should have new galleries up soon – flora, Cape Cod, Inland Maine, and more cityscapes are all in work. Please tell me if you see any problems with the website or have any suggestions. Enjoy!

Best wishes to all for a wonderful 2009!

Jim