About Jim Witkowski
Meet Jim Witkowski, a photographer who has been a resident of the Phoenix community for over 40 years. Jim's career in the computer industry was a rewarding one, but now that he's retired with his wife, Anne, in Congress, he has finally been able to focus on his passion for photography and travel. Having lived in Arizona for so long, he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the state's geography, weather, flora, and fauna.
Jim discovered his love for photography in college after showing an aptitude for art as a child. Though photography took a back seat to academics, he always signed up for photo classes when possible. After graduation, he continued to study photography through workshops, seminars, books, and online resources. Jim has even attended portfolio reviews to gain valuable feedback and insight from experts in the industry.
Jim's style is influenced by past masters such as Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Edward Weston, and Minor White, as well as contemporary artists like John Sexton, Michael Kenna, Mitch Dobrowner, and Joseph Holmes. He continually studies contemporary artists to learn and improve his own technique.
Several art galleries throughout Arizona have showcased Jim's work, and he has also participated in juried art festivals such as Tucson’s 4th Avenue Art Festival, Fountain Hills Festival of the Arts, and Litchfield Park Art Festival. His work has been well-received by the public.
In 2016, Jim and Anne embarked on a summer-long adventure to Alaska with some of their closest friends. To keep their family and friends back home updated on their journey, they started a daily blog that chronicled their exciting experiences in the land of the midnight sun. Since then, the blog has evolved into a weekly post where Jim shares a new picture and an amusing story of where and how the photo was taken - revealing the inspiration behind each artwork piece he creates. With several long-term projects in progress, Jim is excited to showcase his artwork in exhibitions, publish them in books and magazines, and explore various avenues such as exhibiting in galleries and art shows, utilizing online platforms, creating custom commissioned work, installing public art, participating in art fairs and contests, and exploring licensing and merchandising opportunities.
We invite you to look at Jim's beautiful photographs and artwork and hope you find inspiration in his creative journey. Please check back often to see what new pieces Jim has added, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments. Thank you for visiting Jim's website!