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Jim Patton

My passion is for people. The person, and also the stuff of that person’s life – the struggles and the whimsy, the successes and the tragedies, the interaction between them and their environment. In capturing that drama, the most fun is getting people involved with making the picture, wanting to be in a shot, enjoying the experience. This has given me a portfolio of amazing, insightful looks into the everyday life of remote cultures. Mending the Nets by Jim Patton 

I started my travel photography with landscapes and monuments. But when I got home, it was always the pictures of people that meant the most, that really captured the spirit of the place. I have been to nearly forty countries. The more remote and the less explored, the better for me. And I love meeting the people.

Three Fisherman Inlet Lake by Jim PattonI was born in Detroit. In a thirty-year career at Kodak, I explored virtually every aspect of professional photography – marketing, sales, technology, manufacturing, and photo science. Now, I have built upon this by mastering the elements of digital photography and image creation. I live in Pittsford, NY with Liz, two parrots, and a Mac.  

Bashnoi Family, India by Jim PattonMy pictures have been displayed in several shows in Rochester, including “The Face of Indochina” at the Link Gallery, and “Asian Odyssey,” “Face of India,” and “The World Through Different Eyes” at the Image City Photo Gallery. I am an Artist in Residence at the Image City Photography Gallery. I just returned from Ethiopia. After that, who knows where? Civilization is closing off some of the remote locations and safety argues against others. The Stans (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) are possibilities. Turkey would be another great choice.

Please visit my personal website for more information on Jim Patton Photography including printing services, our blog, and details of equipment.

Contact me directly for additional information on purchasing prints of any images. These prints can be purchased directly from me or online from SmugMug .

Click Here to view a catalog of a selection of Jim's photographs.



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