James Link has lived in Sandgate since 1979. He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this time he majored in geography, but enrolled in several art courses that broadened his artistic experience and appreciation. Sitting in his father's homemade dark room as a child, he was fascinated watching the images appear in the chemical baths, as his dad counted off the seconds. It was magic, and Jim began his love for photography.
Retirement has allowed more time for travel, and most recently he visited India, Morocco, Kenya, Thailand, Croatia, and Bali, Indonesia where he created many of the images of foreign life. In Jim's words, " The more I travel, the more I recognize that people value the same things, but in different ways. I am fascinated with the challenge of capturing the right moment and composition of a subject to produce the best image that I can. Sometimes it only takes a small step or a look backwards to capture a spectacular image. Other times it may take several minutes, hours, or sometimes an entirely different season. Photography is still magic to me, just as it was sitting with my father, in the cellar, developing photos back in the fifties." Link will be exhibiting his photography at the Rupert Kittay Library during the months of April and May. His photos can be viewed during regular library hours: Tues. 2:30-5:30 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.
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