Location: Second Floor Literature Study
Chicago native Jim Laser is a prolific fine art photographer
with a portfolio of over 800 pieces—all hand-held,
35mm, uncropped, full-frame cibachrome prints. He also
does his own color processing in order to achieve the subtleties
he is after.
Laser relies on the way he sees things to make his works
exciting. The two works in the library collection evoke
aquatic images and demonstrate his technique of transforming
something ordinary into a work of art by looking at it
in an unusual way.
"The world is filled with so many mysteries," he
says. "I'm looking for images that question
them. The more conflicting explanations a single image
provokes, the happier I am."