“Life Goes On” photograph by Jim Stamates.
Creative Expression Inspired by Fire:
Jim Stamates, wildlife photographer, was fortunate to capture this momma bear tending to her two cubs on Gardner Mountain this spring in a backyard.
When Jim heard about the Tahoe: Lost & Found Art Auction he immediately wanted to donate this photograph that depicts our local wildlife adjusting one year after.
(Art will be sold at live auction, Sept 19 at Valhalla, with % of proceeds going to the fire-related community projects.)
Jim is donating 100% of the proceeds to the South Lake Tahoe library. ♥
Life Goes On
22×30, framed photograph
Image Size: 14×22
Starting Bid: $100
Jim Stamates is a world renowned wildlife photographer who has resided in South Shore for more than 30 years. As a wildlife photographer for 30 years, Jim has been published world-wide, and developed ‘low impact field techniques” for nature photographers. In addition to his photography, he has also developed “In The Rhythm Tours and WorkshopsTM.
Jim describes his Theory of Rhythms:
“I have always used ‘natural rhythms’ to connect with wildlife but never really understood how, or why, it worked. The more I researched my theory the more I understood how natural rhythms play a very important part in my photography and my life. I am now able to use it more effectively.
It is how I make photographs that bring the spirit of the subject to the viewer of my images. When I go on a shoot, I seldom go with a preconceived idea of what I am looking for. Instead, I wait to see what nature offers me. Getting ‘In The Rhythm’ helps me connect with nature and puts me in the right place when I need to be there. Does it always work? Yes!”
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