Photographs With Impact: Art by Jim Friesen
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.
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.
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.