Jim Lipschutz, Stuart, FL Member Since December 2013 Artist Statement Have you ever viewed a scene, with your own eyes, not a camera, and had a sense that what you were seeing was a fleeting moment in our existence, never to be repeated or viewed in exactly the same way by anyone else? Do you find yourself noticing a small detail in a familiar setting that stands in sharp relief? Some fascinating, secret scene that separates itself from the big picture? If you think like this, then you and I have a lot in common. I believe that a great photograph is an expression of a fleeting experience. More of a feeling than a “postcard.” These are the images that I try to make. Some are grand… mountains and vistas. Some are humble… small details and people in their own private moments. All of them leave you a little more positive after viewing them. A photograph is a static view of an experience. I try to express the unseen. Leaving hints of what’s outside the frame or what happened before or after the exposure. And sometimes express simple, unchanging beauty.