My photographs are a combination of collage and image manipulation. I love playing with shadows and shapes, to take ordinary objects and distort them. In truth, I am a poet and want-to-be painter who has settled on photography to express myself. I never title my photos. The photographer I admire most is Josef Koudelka. I like the way he left his photographs untitled, just using a date and perhaps place. In this way, the viewer is able to come up with the story behind the photo themselves.
Jim Zola is a poet and photographer living in North Carolina.