James Echols, Miami Beach Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Born near Los Angeles, CA, moved to Seattle, WA at the age of 3 and to Dallas, TX at the age of 8; finally found my true home and moved to Miami just 5 years ago. By day, I work in the music industry and as a business coach. By night, and every other waking moment, I am an observer of life.
Sometimes I think I was born with a camera in my hand. As a youth, I took so many pictures with my little 110 camera, I had to get a paper route to pay for all the film. I feel like I see life through a 4x6 rectangle, even when the lense is not in front of my eye.
When the digital camera finally came to age, I felt like I had been set free. The ability to take as many photographs as I desire without worrying about the cost was very liberating. The ability to easily share them makes it more worthwhile.
So, after more years of practice than I care to admit, and with the advent of the amazing photo printing technology, I am happy that I can present my view of the world to a larger audience.