Jim Cooke

November 4, 2004 - November 27, 2004

Jim Cooke


Jim Cooke’s stunning color images reflect a fascination with the way landscape is shaped and re shaped with the affects of time, human interaction with nature, and industrialization. He lushly photographs sites where the power to devastate and enhance the surroundings has fused into material spectacle. He writes, “What I hope comes across is a sense of shared affection and awe for the chaos and beauty of a wooded snowfield, the awkward symmetry of a field of bulbs and the ubiquitous office clock, the layering of a church at the base of a castle topped cliff all towered over by a huge crane and for the fading grandeur of a peeling green chemical tank.”