For many years, Jim Lindsay maintained an active interest
in creating collages, using manufactured as well as found
papers, metals, and wooden pieces. Several years ago,
however, he purchased a Canon automatic camera to record
ideas that he found in nature, on walls, trash heaps,
anywhere that suggested an interesting composition for
another collage. He carried the camera everywhere and used
countless rolls of film, searching for new ideas.
Gradually, the camera took on a life of its own, and film
replaced cutting and pasting as his preferred medium of
Lindsay’s photographs typically focus on details within a larger setting. For example, his photo “Dumpster 4” is not obviously that of a dumpster. The rust riddled end of the heavy metal equipment is hardly noticeable when viewing the image. Isolated in the viewfinder, the rust assumes a character of its own, leading the viewer to question what he is seeing. The image becomes a subject for interpretation.
Lindsay, a clinical social worker, earned his BA in English with a minor in art at the University of Connecticut. In a review of his work, one critic noted that, as a psychotherapist, Lindsay “sees many images of life and the human condition. But it is what he sees through his camera lens...that makes him an artist.”
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