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The Heart and Soul of Photography

“I feel the best photo shoots involve creative intimacy between the photographer and subject. That intimacy allows the photographer to uncover the inward person, the soul and spirit of the subject. Creative intimacy may be defined as the magic moment when the fear, the walls and barriers all fall and true beauty is revealed. There is nothing more beautiful than confidence and self-acceptance. The best photographers know how to help a subject relax and reveal that unique inner beauty so others can see it.
Thank you for your friendship, Jim. I appreciate your unique artistic vision.” 

“It’s a really great to be able to know someone who can capture the aspects of feminine beauty the way you do. You’d be a success no matter what city you lived in because your philosophy, aesthetic and ideals put you in a very elite class of artistic photographer who stands out anywhere he goes”. ~ La Chat Designs, Memphis, Tenn.

“I think it’s obvious that James Zink is an incredibly talented photographer. You don’t have to take my word for it – just take a look at his portfolio. Incredible, stunning, one-of-a-kind images on every single shoot. Moments captured in crystal clarity, never looking rehearsed or forced. He consistently gets THOSE SHOTS that everyone wishes they could have gotten. I already knew how good he was before I worked with him (I mean, I do have eyes). But what Jim does goes even further than his above-and-beyond levels of talent and skill as an artist.
I am not a model, and not even particularly photogenic. When Jim brought me in on a professional fashion shoot, I thought I might throw up from nerves. I was so worried I’d be a huge disappointment and pretty much waste everyone’s time. However, Jim made me feel like the most important person in the room – even though the room was populated by pro models, stylists, and other seasoned and beautiful people.
He has a rare ability to make even the most awkward among us feel comfortable and open. And, somehow, he is able to bring out and capture fierceness and beauty that we may not have even recognized in ourselves.”

 Raina B

Jim is a perfectionist with photography. He captures the essence of the subject and delivers a visual message in a profound way that it creates a timeless, dreamlike perception. Technically clean, artistically beautiful. 

Ronnie M. – Yogini

Jim himself and all his brilliant capabilities have made working with him the most amazing and gratifying photographic and personal experience in this industry. I look forward to continue shoots with Jim Zink and am eager to see the new images to come. Thank you Jim, truly a remarkable photographer.”
~ Justina Lara Limón

Photography has been a lifelong passion for me. I have always recognized the powerful emotional connections between people and photographs – photographs of themselves, of loved ones, of lives past and present. We all hold images as sacred representations of our memories. I have learned that the photographer has great responsibilities to those he or she photographs. I specialize in giving individualized care and treatment to a subject. I spend the extra time you need to be comfortable in front of a camera. A photographer sees the light and focuses on the light within the subject

Jim