Life Goes On by Jim Stamates

July 20, 2016
    ArtArt Scene

“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.

Auction Item:
(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
$450 Value
Starting Bid: $100

About Jim:

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!”

To learn more about Jim Stamates, visit and his “In The Rhythm” Blog.

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