Not everyone can be a painter or graphic designer; for some of us our talent is in photography. Through this medium we communicate our personal view …good or bad…of the world around us. My galleries feature landscape, still-life, and travel photography from around the world.

I have been involved in photography since receiving my first camera–Ansco box camera–for Christmas many years ago. Although much of my work is landscape I am not tied to it. My philosophy is if something grabs your attention then take the picture…we do not have to agree with everyone’s notion of what constitutes art. Hemingway put it another way, “No subject is terrible if the story is true…”

Rather than laboring under the pretext that I am capturing a “moment,” I compose my pictures with the intent of creating a new moment. This moment is a delicate balance of factors, all crafted to capture what human eyes fail to see–an image blended from nature and my creative vision.

Many of this site’s photographs have been recognized by a number of venues including Photographer’s Forum Magazine.

Handmade prints are available by contacting me via email:



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All images © James S. Black. All rights reserved.