Following a 20 year career in graphic design and publishing in Chicago, I realized that I had a wealth of experience working with commercial photographers worldwide.
After moving to Atlanta in 1997, I spent another eight years teaching courses in computer graphics and photography. By 2005, two of my images had been selected for the Best of Photography. Weeks later, after taking a portrait of an editor in Atlanta, I was invited to work on assignment covering events for Condé Nast Publishers.
I continued teaching and taking photos for Condé Nast for 2 years before moving to Nevada in 2007. Fortunately, many of my images have been featured in publications and galleries across the U.S., including exhibits in London and Paris. Plus, I have participated in workshops and critiques by wildlife photographers John Shaw, Art Wolfe and Rick Sammon to mention a few.
Over the past decade, the primary focus of my photography has been wildlife, landscape, and environmental issues. Working with the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Incline Village, NV, I helped produce an award-winning 3D video about Lake Tahoe. In addition, I spent 2.5 months producing a time-lapse video monitoring a wetland restoration project near Tahoe City, CA.
Combining my interest in the environment with Nevada history, I keep busy photographing landscapes and wildlife, leading photography walks, taking portraits, doing some photo restoration. In 2017 I gave a presentation at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno based on my work at Lake Tahoe.
A member of the Nevada Artists Association, I’m also a coin press operator at the Nevada State Museum and serve as a hike leader with Muscle Powered, a local walking. hiking and biking organization.
To view more samples of my work, please visit my website: https://jimmarkle.smugmug.com/