Jim has been active in photography since 1970. He studied portrait photography and worked as an assistant and eventually a part time photographer for Crenshaw’s Studio in Denison, Texas. Since that time he has photographed weddings, commercial projects, aerial and industrial assignments. Additionally, his involvement in backpacking and the wilderness areas of Texas in Big Bend and Guadalupe National Parks led to his keen interest in and photography of the scenic and wild splendors of the world and has seen his photography assist in conservation efforts.
From the mid 1980’s until the mid 1990’s Jim was a teaching assistant at Wilderness Photography Workshops in both Colorado and Wyoming where he assisted widely known and published writer/photographer, Boyd Norton, catering to clients such as Smithsonian Tours of Washington, D.C. Jim and Boyd have once again teamed up to do workshops together in Wyoming. Wildly popular, there is usually a waiting list to attend one of the two held each year at a superb ranch near Dubois.
His work has been published by numerous magazines, books, calendars, newspapers, post cards, web sites and brochures including the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Wildlife, National Geographic, Shutterbug, Footprints, Plastics Engineering, Kiplinger’s Retirement Magazine, National Kart News, Backroads of Colorado and Extreme Golf among others.
Jim will be leading a Photo Safari to Tanzania. as well as Peru and the Galapagos Islands For information, contact him at griggsjimL@me.com or call 620-241-6282.