people call me jim





An exploration in photography.
All images are original work by me, copyright protected and may not be used outside of Tumblr without permission and citing the source and author.
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My pic of Jake on a tree swing in the woods just past 50,000 notes.

It’s funny reading some of the text on the reblogs - what people think was happening, thoughts on his laughter and expression, comments on the light / weather / seasons, peoples’ hopes and dreams, longing for a lost childhood, stirring up memories, and ginger kids :)

The reality was, it was late afternoon in December, in Ireland. Usually dark and bleak! The autumn leaves, sheltered from the worst, still carpeted the forest floor. I lifted Jake to the swing, and walked around to take the shot face on but the swing twisted. I took the shot anyway as he swung away - once. He was actually pretty scared, and tired, and seconds away from tears - so that one swing was enough for him before he called for me to take him down.

Does the photo tell a different story, and without explanation do we make up our own truths to fill a need we have for happiness and a return to youth?

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The Spinc and Poulanass Waterfall, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow