Inspiring stories through pictures with photographer Jim Swoboda
Photographer Jim Swoboda puts his skill and expertise to work for non-profits like Honor Flight, crafting inspirational stories from photos. Jim also explores nature and man-made structures with his camera, capturing the world around us with his unique perspective.
Sometimes the best stories are the ones captured as people do ordinary things, but with extraordinary meaning.
“Our most moving ones, as we’ve been moving more into the Vietnam [veterans]. Those are pretty poignant when we get to the Wall with some Vietnam vets. They all know somebody on the Wall, if not many people on the Wall.” - Jim Swoboda on telling veteran stories with Honor Flight
Capturing Stories through “Candid from Afar” photos
Jim captures candid moments with a telephoto lens, or “from afar.” It’s one of his favorite ways to photograph his subjects. It’s what makes them real.
For Jim, photographs tell stories through emotion, through nostalgia and through emotion.
“Every story somebody connects with is because it strikes some sort of emotion. It brings you back to that point, that place in time, when you’re looking at a photograph.” - Jim Swoboda on the connection of story and photos