jimbaabphotography

Jim Baab Photography

Somerville, Massachusetts 2 Sales On Etsy since 2010

jimbaabphotography

Jim Baab Photography

Somerville, Massachusetts | 2 Sales

Jim Baab

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Jim Baab

Announcement    Jim's 'Vegetarian Nude' image is 25 years old; and, he will be offering it as signed "poster" prints and actual posters, this Fall. A great gift for the gardener, chef, nudist, nutritionist, and restauranteur in your life! Created in 1994, inspired by Edward Weston’s ‘Pepper No. 30’, Jim Baab’s gleefully deceptive ‘Vegetarian Nude’, a grayscale image of a red pepper and Brussels sprout that relies on pareidolia, has surprised viewers for 25 years, in his home, at Somerville Open Studios, and in exhibitions where this figurative, still-life portrait has been displayed and sold.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 8, 2019

Jim's 'Vegetarian Nude' image is 25 years old; and, he will be offering it as signed "poster" prints and actual posters, this Fall. A great gift for the gardener, chef, nudist, nutritionist, and restauranteur in your life! Created in 1994, inspired by Edward Weston’s ‘Pepper No. 30’, Jim Baab’s gleefully deceptive ‘Vegetarian Nude’, a grayscale image of a red pepper and Brussels sprout that relies on pareidolia, has surprised viewers for 25 years, in his home, at Somerville Open Studios, and in exhibitions where this figurative, still-life portrait has been displayed and sold.

About jimbaabphotography

Sales 2
On Etsy since 2010

I photograph everyday objects, scenes, and the human form with an eye for light, line, and illusion.

Welcome to the Jim Baab Photography Etsy shop - a place for you to browse and purchase some of the unique images that I have created across 25+ years!

About me:
I am low-budget. I have no studio. In my cottage style home, much of my production, including shooting, framing, and packaging, takes place in my kitchen or combination dining/living room. I shoot with Olympus cameras and iPhones. I've photographed weddings and food for restaurants with the same equipment; but, I do not work professionally. I prefer to experiment and explore the limitations of how people and cameras perceive things.

About my work:
My figurative, food, and Instagram images have been published and chosen for national and international group exhibitions in the US and Europe; and, three illusions that I created during "Human Landscape" photography workshops taught by Karin Rosenthal secured me a 'Gold Artist' award from ArtAscent, an art and literature magazine.

Some of my experimental photography utilizes an in-camera "reflection" effect to trigger pareidolia, the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds or faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns. It's like working with a live, handheld, Rorschach Test ink blot - which is cool!

The results of these experiments with pareidolia are true visions from my mind's eye; yet, some of them can be reinterpreted by the viewer who may see other things within what I have created, based on their own experiences. (Also, cool!)

If you are familiar with my work (from my web site, Open Studios, or exhibitions) and you would like to purchase something that is not listed here, please contact me.

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Shop members

  • Jim Baab

    Owner, Photographer, Shipper

    Jim is the chief, cook, and bottle washer, here. Food is one of his passions (gardening, cooking, eating) and the kitchen is where a lot of his experimental photography takes place.

Production partners

  • Mpix

    Pittsburg, KS

    This partner prints and ships the posters created by me.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 30, 2019
Welcome! If unique artwork and gifts are what you seek, you've come to the right place. This etsy shop offers the photography of Jim Baab in various formats.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Shipping
Items in this shop ship via different methods (some ship directly from a production partner) and some may only be shipped to the US. Because of this, you will receive a partial (or full) refund for combined shipping when purchasing more than one item, when applicable. I will convo you when this happens.

If you are an international customer and you would like to purchase something that only ships to the US, please contact me with your information and I will get back to you with approximate shipping costs and an offer to proceed with the purchase.

Regarding customs and import taxes:
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I am not responsible for delays due to customs.
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