"The pessimist sees difficulty in opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."
Jamie Link's photography mixes his love of adventure with the primitive beauty of nature to create awe inspiring photographs that have begun attracting local and international recognition. Jamie's list of achievements are growing rapidly. Most recently Jamie received the Artist of the Year award from Choose Chicago, The Official Destination Marketing Organization for Chicago Illinois. Jamie is also the Senior Photographer in the Fashion department for the LTD Commodities Catalog in Bannockburn, Illinois. His photographic team shoots thousands of products of all types for the catalog each year.
In 2012, Jamie earned the "Doug and Annie Johnson Photographic Award" at Northern Colorado's 21st Annual National Art Exhibition and Sale and was also selected as a runner up in the National Parks Juried Photography competition held by Chasing the Light. Jamie is also contributor at numerous stock photography websites including iStock and Nationalgeographicstock.com.
Jamie Link can best be described as an optimistic and adventurous soul. He learned to ski at age four. He backpacked through Europe at age seven. Since then he's tackled helicopter snowboarding in the backcountry, white water rafting, SCUBA, and even sky diving. One of his favorite pursuits however, is driving his award winning 2001 Jeep which he built and designed himself to maneuver treacherous terrains in the western United States. Along the way Jamie always brought his camera to capture these escapades. Several years ago, Jamie lost his father to cancer. That event caused Jamie to re-evaluate his life. Between work and school, Jamie had little time for anything else and was living very unhappily. It was then that he decided to try something new and he returned to the adventurous activities that once brought him the most joy. Over the following years, Jamie combined his passion for these adventures with his love of photography and things have taken off from there.
Today Jamie Link concentrates on producing art-inspired photography of products, city/rural landscapes, architecture, people, sunsets, wildlife, extreme sports, corporate events, portraits, and the occasional wedding.
Jamie's photos artfully capture the primitive beauty of nature to produce strikingly serene and inviting landscapes. He continuously works to find new subjects and opportunities to expand his art of photography so visit his website often to find his latest works.