Jim McCormick

From the Artist, Jim McCormick... I am fascinated and enjoy exploring the behavior of light as it moves through changing mediums. Experimentation with cameras and lenses in nearly microscopic places gives us the privilege to capture fleeting moments in time. It takes us to worlds where light, color, oil, water, glass, air and time all collide and disperse. Each picture is a unique fragment of a second that can never occur again. Curiosity and inspiration find their strongest voice in the abstract. We become inquisitive and consider: focal planes, motion, color, and the materials… all captured in a fractured moment in time. The most evocative and provocative images are the ones where people have independent impressions inspired from the same print.

As a physician, I found myself at my best helping people in the critical juncture between life and death. As a young teen I joined my parents as they saved lives and property in their community with volunteer rescue services. This experience led to my work as a paramedic and then eventually as an emergency medicine physician. That service has taken me from New York City to Los Angeles and now to Miami. This rewarding immersive experience allowed me to live with international communities in several large American cities. That education, and an MBA, led me to broaden my contribution to help more people live better quality lives. That education pressed me to learn about healthcare outside the U.S., thereby expanding my perspectives and cultural awareness.

Photography as Art is about discovering the extraordinary in an ordinary place. Photography is my artistic creative passion. My portfolio includes orchids, flowers, light, cacti, leaves, the surf’s motion on the beaches.  Now I am exploring a new area: Abstract Photography,  the interface of air, oil, water, glass and motion. There is a quiet peacefulness in this art that takes me away from the tension and intensity of my work in emergency medicine.

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