Jim Lind is an entering senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, USA, and already a remarkable photographer at 26 years of age.
I strongly believe that each person is made up of a collection of the stories they tell. For this reason I’ve always felt compelled to share my stories with others. Whether real, somewhat real, or entirely fictional, these events expose that which is truly important to me. Often the images illicit fabricated narratives that are deeply rooted from the stories I experienced as a child. My photographs are a window into the realities and fantasies that I immerse myself in every day. There is a need to create new work that visually excites the imagination much in the same way a book does. While a picture may be worth 1000 words, a great picture escapes words and enters the imagination.
The pictures that follow are part of a series named City of Exile, which begins as follows:
As a sign of the current times, people are losing jobs, businesses, homes, and a general quality of living at an alarming rate. When bad news comes it’s all too easy to curl up in the ball and accept defeat. Rather I see it as the perfect time for growth and discovery. In each scene, the individuals are adapting to the changing environment and progressing forward. The images present a tangible hopefulness that is inherent in all grim situations. Like any of the dark periods in our long history, this too will pass. One way or another