Jim Choate

I like to think that I inherited my interest in photography from my Grandfather who was a professional photographer in Pierre, South Dakota.  He developed his pictures at night in the basement of the town lumberyard, which he also owned and operated.  

Growing up in South Dakota gave me a fondness for open spaces and an appreciation of small towns with decaying relics of livelier times.   Corrugated metal, rusty farm equipment, rotten wood, railroads and wind swept prairies appeal to me.

Even after many years living in the Portland, Oregon area, I’m still overwhelmed by the beauty and diversity of the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and still have so many nearby places to discover and photograph.

My photos here are licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license and can be used for non-commercial purposes if I am linked as the creator and if the photo is unmodified. 

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