Broad, Clean Landscapes: Photography by Jim Friesen
Jim Friesen is a prolific photographer who specializes in broad, clean landscapes, drawing out the colour and atmospheric mood of each location that he captures.
On his website at www.little-eye-studio.com, Jim categorizes his photographs by location. A viewer can browse through a whole collection of photographs of Japan, or of the prairies, or even the beaches of the west coast in British Columbia. In each location, Jim maintains his distinct stylistic approach, but he uses the different colours and lighting qualities available in each place he visits to lend each photo and group of photos a unique regional flavour.
I like the series of photos that Jim has taken in Japan, particularly in contrast to his photographs of western landscapes. He does a good job of showcasing quieter, more intimate spaces, such as an empty bedroom, or a koi pond, alongside natural outdoor terrain and structures.