Shifting Reality…

“Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”
― Ansel Adams

I love a beautiful photograph…it captures a moment in time that transcends description.  James (aka Jamie) Bourret is a photographer that makes it look effortless.   I am both exhilarated and calmed by his images.  If asked which photograph I would want to feature in my home, I would have a difficult time deciding between his pure black and whites or lush color photographs.   Jamie is a fine art photographer (and architect) based in Ketchum/Sun Valley Idaho.  He  has an obvious love of the natural world, which began in his childhood in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.  His images can be found and purchased through his website at James Bourret Photography.


Thank you Jamie, for taking the time to answer my questions…



1. Five words that best describe you?

Restless. Questioning. Perceptive. Present. Aware.

2. How did your career get started?

Which one? I took the traditional path into a career as an architect, and practiced for 25 years, before being pulled back toward my original passion of photography.

3. What is the best career lesson you have learned?

I’m still looking for that.

4. Best decision you have made?

To not follow advice.

5. Best advice you have been given?

To not follow advice.

6. What inspires you? 

There are too many things to list : moments in nature, other artists.

7. Who is your design/style icon?

Le Corbusier, Morphosis, Murray Fredericks

8. If you were on a deserted island, what three items and/or people would you take with you?   (food, water and electricity are provided)

Sunscreen, camera, mask/snorkel

9. Favorite food?

Calamata olives, peppermint ice cream

10. What is your next goal, career or personal (or both!) ?

To exhibit more widely, to travel, to be fit.



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