Jim Laser

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."