“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin
An ethical photographer and environmentalist, Jim Lawrence strives to present images that instill understanding of our fragile wilderness, and inspire respect for life in endangered ecosystems.
Jim developed an intimate relationship with the wilderness from early childhood. Growing up in the Lardeau Valley afforded experiences like accompanying a fur trapper on a two-week trek along a remote trapline when he was thirteen. His trained eye sees textures in alpine meadows and ancient forests, stillness in reflections on quiet water, and hints at the photographer’s sense of wonder and astonishment. He aspires to crystallize the character of the animals and considers observation privileges of an animal’s life a profound honor. His patience and acuity is guided by an intention to raise consciousness about the lives of animals and persuade the protection wilderness habitat. During extended global travels, Jim studied photography formally at the Durban Institute of Technology in South Africa.
PS: Small Town Films has just released a documentary about Jim. It will be showing at two film fests this fall. The following link will give more information.
Artist’s Web Site: http://www.kootenayreflections.com
Artist’s Hometown: The Lardeau Valley