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In 2016, Jim embarked on a very personal project called "The Delicate Mind", intending to create a sensitive and fascinating interpretation of the inner self through photographic montage. In Jim's words, it was to be "an old technique explored in a new way."
This composition steps outside the bounds of conventional photography to explore the inner landscape of the human mind as it passes through various forms of stress: Old age, loneliness, confusion, and health matters, to name just a few.
In the abstract spaces created by the montage approach, the viewer's mind becomes engaged to rush in and finish the story with his or her imagination. That means the imagery is highly interactive, and the story changes with each person’s perspective and experience.
This somber yet grabbing composition depicts our perilous, and ultimately transformative, passage through time; a portrait of strength in adversity, as seen from the mind’s eye. It creates a dream state, a step away from reality, but still resonates with truth and meaning, while also being incredibly beautiful to look at.