Jim was very kind as he invited me over to his hotel for a coffee and a fifteen-minute talk on the sofa, that you can listen to in audio and watch in video below.
Jim Zuckerman left his medical studies in 1970 to pursue his love of photography and turn it into a career. He has taught creative photography at many universities and private schools, including UCLA and Kent State University. He also leads many international photo tours to exotic destinations such as Kenya, Namibia, Patagonia, Indonesia, China, India, Ethiopia, Iceland, Peru, Italy, and Turkey.
Zuckerman specializes in wildlife, nature, and travel photography, photomicroscopy and digital effects. His diversity in technique and style is unique in the professional arena. He states that he only photographs beauty, leaving the dark side of life to other photographers.
Jim has been a contributing editor to Photographic Magazine for 43 years. His images, articles, and photo features have been published in scores of books and magazines including Time-Life books, publications of the National Geographic Society, Outdoor Photographer, Life Magazine, Omni Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Shutterbug, Science Fiction Age, Australia’s Photo World and Greece’s Opticon. He is the author of 24 books on photography.
Duration 15m 57s.
Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Video of the Interview