Jim (James) Matheson

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Jim

Sometimes you meet people in your life that leave a mark. Jim Matheson was one of those rare people.

I first met Jim about 2 years ago (late 2014) at an aged care facility in Murgon, Queensland when I was visiting my mother in-law.

Jim was an interesting man, he told me a little of his past and after an hour long conversation, I knew that I would want to talk to Jim again on my next visit.

What I also discovered was that Jim didn’t mind having his photo taken, so the first photo of Jim was taken, the first photo of many, he liked that!

I had the photo printed and took it back to Jim on my next visit. I think he liked it . . .

Jim had a great sense of humor, very dry but funny. We usually had a good laugh during our conversations.

I lost count on the amount of visits Jim and I had, but they were always good. Good conversation and the odd photo here and there.

Jim enjoyed posing for me and having his photo taken, I was able to print off a lot of photos of Jim on the spot with a portable printer. He would walk around with the photos and show people!

Whenever we went to Murgon, I always tried to look up Jim.

Jim died in January 2017 . . . I was sad to hear of his passing . . . but I do have many fond memories of Jim and his dog Dutchess.

Jim, thank you for being a friend, I will miss your smiling face  . . .

I will share some of Jim’s photos here.

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Author: Where did Suzie go?

I'm into creative photography. My passion for photography has taken me to many inspiring places in Australia and overseas, this has gifted me with the chance to captured the essence of people and places along the way. My photographic style is very what I would call - “In the Moment” - in other words as it happens. I look into the ordinary to see and capture the extraordinary. That passing moment that needs to be noticed. That slice of life, "tranche de vie”. You’ve given yourself a chance, you see someone’s story, maybe a forest’s past or then again city’s spirit, all within a simple photo of that fleeting moment. These fleeting moments are much like the look in a persons eyes, the ebb and flow of the waves as they cascade like mist along cliffs, the way light might fall on a building. Miss the moment and you miss the diversity of life. I have been fortunate enough to capture some of these moments, and I would like to share them with you. Explore my works to witness what I have seen, and to experience those fleeting moments.

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