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Photographs With Impact: Art by Jim Friesen

A photo of wild popppiesUntitled, photograph

Jim Friesen creates photographs with impact to cover a wide range of subjects, drawing the viewer in whether the artist is focused on capturing a single plant or a panoramic skyline.


A photo of some green blades of grass falling over a still pondGrass & Pond, photograph


I enjoy the way Jim seems to tailor his photographic style to suit a particular location. For the most part, the artist works with a somewhat muted color palette, seemingly capturing the look of a given place or subject on a foggy, overcast day. In certain photos, however, he dials up the color saturation so that the viewer is given a clear and vibrant picture of a specific item like the deep green hue of a leaf or the blue of a sunny sky.


A screen capture of Jim Friesen's photography websiteJim's gallery of 2015-2016 works on his website


Jim’s gallery of works from the past year features a number of minimalist landscape shots of beaches. In these photos, the empty expanse of a beach at dawn or dusk is accentuated by edited colors, creating a dreamy, almost post-apocalyptic emptiness and lending each image a meditative tone. 


A photograph of a lone figure on a deserted beachCentennial Beach - Photographer, photograph

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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