Jim Kasson is a retired electrical engineer and engineering manager who spent most of his career with Hewlett-Packard, Rolm, and IBM. While working as an IBM Fellow, he performed research on color management and developed algorithms for color image manipulation. A life-long photographer, he has been exhibiting photographs since the early ‘80s. Most of his earlier work is traditional silver-based black and white photography. For the last 25 years he has relied upon digital editing and printing processes, and for the last 15 years, on digital capture.
In his blog he explores and explains the technical side of 21st-century photography, tests cameras and lenses, and reports many of the results quantitatively. If you’re not afraid of numbers and graphs, you might want to take a look.
Bodies of work include Alone in a Crowd, an exploration of isolation in public places, This Green Growing Land, an impressionistic homage to farm workers in the Salinas Valley, Nighthawks, a study of nocturnal activities of big-city dwellers, Staccato, a different look at the same subject matter, Photograffiti, an unconventional take on writing with light, and Timescapes, a way of looking at time and space simultaneously.
Jim served on the CPA Board of Directors 2001-2002 and 2009-2012, the second term as President. He is a member of ImageMakers.