Jim’s first darkroom was set up in 1960. The early years of photography were general in focus and included weddings and portraits.

As years passed, nature became the central theme of his work. Earning a living and raising a family put photography on the “back burner” for many years. Although it was not his main source of income but a part-time venture, photography work was contracted and completed for several Conservation authorities, newspaper articles and periodic publications.

Since retiring from the “industrial working world”, Jim has had more time to work at photography and moving to Cape Breton has opened up a whole new vista of opportunity. When Marianne and Jim set up their place on the Cabot Trail, the layout and location were all chosen to provide the breathtaking vista you see in so much of his work.

Since 2009, Jim has posted a free daily e-mail of that days sunrise called, “Cape Breton Sunrise for…”
The post also includes a humorous photo of the two dogs and their friends and several general interest photos.
There is even a spot for a submitted photo to round out the e-mail. If you wish to be added to the extensive email list, send us an e-mail letting us know to add you.