Jim's Latest Interactions
Posted on: Dec 19, 2020 at 1:33 AM
Posted on: Aug 18, 2020 at 11:36 AM
can you start a section called "Why I Photograph"
I am not getting much of anything on my photographic posts
Posted on: Jun 07, 2020 at 2:44 PM
The last update I got regarding new posts was 2 weeks ago. It seems like it is still buggy.
Posted on: Dec 19, 2019 at 1:35 AM
Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 at 1:33 AM
My first boss, Koji Murata at Nippon Goldfish Company at Town and Country village said the one thing he hated about growing old is burying his old friends, relatives and acquaintances. I didn't really understand it then, but I do now.
May you rest in peace Jim. Although I hardly knew you, I remember your face and name.
Posted on: Dec 19, 2017 at 1:34 AM
Jim, just wanted to make sure I sent you a B-DAY HUGGGG across the cosmos and let you know that you still hold a special place in my heart my friend.....SO glad to see you happy & in love! Rock on!! LEE
Posted on: Nov 08, 2016 at 8:18 AM
I'd be happy to be included in the artists in residence, I think it is more appropriate to put my posts there as I think the amphitheater is more for chit chat. Which is one of the reasons I stopped posting.
Posted on: Dec 08, 2015 at 5:20 AM
I Get Angry
I'm a pretty happy go lucky kind of guy, not a lot bothers me, except gross incompetence by government officials, wars for profit which most of them are, promises of superior service and getting crap, those who lie, cheat and steal then go to church and get forgiven only to start the whole cycle over again, bigotry, racism, gossip and the list goes on and on and on. Yea, I get angry, when I see a family sleeping on the streets, a vet who's 3 cans shy of a six pack living out of a shopping cart, malnourished anything, and people so acclimated to it, they no longer care. Don't even get me started on the current crop of most running for prez, I am embarrassed to be an American.
Yea I'm angry and yet I have so much to be thankful for. I have some money, I eat everyday, I can buy new clothes, if I save my money I can buy a new state of the art computer, camera, TV but TV suck so I don't bother, a Big Mac and go extra super duper large and work up the girth to prove it, a girlfriend that is half my age, a really sweet dog, a nice step daughter that gets angry at her mom when she treats me like crap, a roof over our heads and an extra room to set up all my photo crap, computers, hard drives, printers and so on. Putting photo albums together for my friends knowing the internet is a terrible way to show your talents -- it is to fleeting, but a photo book 20 years later will still be remembered, and my memories of everything that for some reason found a place in my head and keeps reminding me I am still alive and it sure as hell is worth it.
I wish I had a billion gazallion dollars so I could set up all the people who have little or nothing in a way to make a living. I wish I could help all those who can't work, can't contribute, can't barely think. I wish I could do so much, but the guys on top, who got all the money tell us it will trickle down and it never does, they just horde it to gain more power. Those are the ones that make me really angry, the selfishness, the greed, and the wholesale slaughter of decency -- not all, but I'd be safe to say, most.
I wish I could stop the hate
Not an excerpt from our book
Beauty and the Beast
By Keith Warren
Photography by Jim Mountford
Posted on: May 27, 2015 at 7:08 AM
Beauty and the Beast
By Keith Warren and myself
Is now available via Amazon
"A mixture of photo journalism and fiction which explores highly effectively the paradox of the Philippines: it is at one and the same time a country of stunning natural beauty and also a society driven by social inequality, corruption, pollution and superstitions rooted deep in the past. The authors are friends who live in the Iloilo area of the Western Visayas. Each has used his creative skills to create a unique written and pictorial montage of their surroundings."
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