The "Impressions from an Odyssey" represents some of the photographic adventures encountered by James A. McBride II as he travelled on a voyage of discovery between the years of 1966 through 1971. The photographs represent fresh impressions of his intuitive photographic ability and are printed from 35 mm color slides.
His approach is comparable to the impressionist painters' creative desire to capture the momentary effect on the senses, the mind, and the feelings of awareness of man's journey toward the perfection of the spirit. His inspiration springs from man and the cosmic forces of the universe translated through light, color, form and reaching toward an impression of all that he saw and felt through his camera.
His love of life focuses on the beauty of nature and man's continued spiritual growth. The variety of his work includes landscapes, architecture, and the descendants of the Mayan Indians of Guatemala, and the descendants from the San Blas Islands of Panama.
© 2004 by James A. McBride II of these photographs, all rights reserved