JAMES CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY

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Jim Craig lives with his wife Nan in Havre de Grace, MD, where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay. He took up B&W photography in his early twenties to have something to do while his wife painted. Since then he has amassed a considerable portfolio of local scenics, as well as images from surrounding states, north to the tip of Nova Scotia and west to the badlands. This includes a one-month project hiking and photographing Acadia National Park in Maine and a total of three years (first one then stretches of three and four months) on Easter Island in the Pacific. His work has been shown extensively in the area and can be seen at RiverView Gallery in Havre de Grace.


Books include two from the Easter Island project, Acadia a Portrait and Looking Back, the Negative Years (mostly local images shot with film).


Many of the images in The Moon has been Eaten were featured in a one-man show at the Museo Antropológico Padre Sebastián Englert in Hanga Roa, Easter Island in 2008.


Presently working on hie Havre de Grace Street series of images…


BA in History, Lincoln University, PA.

MA in Liberal Arts, St Johns College, Annapolis, MD

Chaired ArtQuest Arts Festival for six+ years

… an annual arts event encouraging interaction between artists and the general public, free to the public and artists alike. AQ provided free tents and display system for visual artists to showcase their work. Real, original fine art and fine craft only. Young artists were encouraged to try their hand at different venues of visual art under the direction of professional artisans.


CONTACT

eMail:

Phone: 443-502-2958 / 443-643-6348

or through RiverView Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD 410-939-6401









Cameras and Equipment

     Presently using Fuji X-T2 mirrorless system. My go-to lens is the 55-200 zoom (84-305 equivalent). I also use the 1-55 zoom and the 60mm macro. Not a big user of wide-aperture primes. I do have a couple of older Canon lenes on adapters (they work for everything except that focusing is always manual) – 50mm and 500mm.


TALKS

     Contact me if interested in my talk and slide show on the Easter Island project.

I adapt it to the audience, depending on whether they are primarily photographers

or other interested parties.


WORKSHOPS

     While I have no interest in the traditional photography workshop, I would

definitely be interested in putting together hands-on workshops that have anything

to do with my how-to column projects.

Caricature by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, MD

www.tomchalk.com

About the Artist

Other sites from James Craig

nancraigart.com – my wife's wonderful paintings

riverviewgallerymd.com – for the local gallery where we both show our work

Gallery Affiliation

RiverView

Gallery

Havre de Grace, MD

riverviewgallerymd.com

My Pushin' the Rock logo was penned by Caron Sisko, our artist/author daughter.