Jim was born in Sheffield, England, and educated there and in Canada, where he has lived since 1968. He taught mathematics for 34 years at Douglas College and Kwantlen College/University College.
Apart from photography, his active interests are making pottery, choral singing and gardening. His more passive interests are reading - British Mysteries and history.
His first camera came from Woolworths when he was 10. By 13 he was developing and printing his own B&W pics, thanks to Stan Thorpe, a family friend.
Most of his pictures were from vacations until he bought his first digital camera,an E5700, in 2004. Since then he has been a fanatic, taking far too many pictures.