photo © Karl Grobl
Cline is an award-winning travel photographer based in San Diego, California.
Jim is known for his willingness to shoot all around the edges of light, creating
images with tremendous impact that capture the essence of a place or culture.
He always strives to transcend ordinary travel pictures, and to convey a strong
sense of place, and the spirit of the people in his photographs.
Jim's wanderlust and search for compelling images has brought him to many less-traveled areas. He takes particular interest in the indigenous peoples and traditional and tribal cultures of developing nations, and in documenting these disappearing cultures. Through his images he strives to portray the dignity and timeless beauty of these people living in harmony with nature.
As well as winning numerous awards, Jim's work has been displayed in galleries and in the San Diego Natural History Museum. He gives frequent slide presentation lectures of his travels throughout the world. Jim and his photographs were featured in several books, most recently a beautiful coffee table book titled Tresors de la Terre, Joyaux de l'Humanity, published in 2008. His images have also been published in numerous, magazines, newspapers, brochures, annual reports, and CD covers. To see some samples click here. Jim currently leads small-group photo tours to various locations around the world.