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Jim Baab
Somerville, MA

About the Artist

Somerville, MA artist Jim Baab photographs everyday objects, scenes, and the human form, with an eye for light, line, and illusion. His figurative, food, and Instagram images have been published and chosen for national and international group exhibitions in the US and Europe; and, three illusions that he created during "Human Landscape" photography workshops taught by Karin Rosenthal secured Jim a 'Gold Artist' award from ArtAscent, an art and literature magazine.

Some of his experimental photography utilizes an in-camera "reflection" effect to trigger pareidolia, the tendency to interp…

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About the Artist

Somerville, MA artist Jim Baab photographs everyday objects, scenes, and the human form, with an eye for light, line, and illusion. His figurative, food, and Instagram images have been published and chosen for national and international group exhibitions in the US and Europe; and, three illusions that he created during "Human Landscape" photography workshops taught by Karin Rosenthal secured Jim a 'Gold Artist' award from ArtAscent, an art and literature magazine.

Some of his experimental photography utilizes an in-camera "reflection" effect to trigger pareidolia, the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds or faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns. It's like working with a live, handheld, Rorschach Test ink blot!

The results of Jim's experiments with pareidolia are true visions from his mind's eye; yet, some of them can be reinterpreted by the viewer who may see additional things within each frame, based on their own experiences.

Artist’s Work

Blood Orange
Blood orange butterfly i
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Blood Orange Butterfly I

By Jim Baab

Blood orange insect i
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Blood Orange Insect I

By Jim Baab

Grapefruit
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Citrus Pattern TA-2060636

By Jim Baab

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Citrus Pattern TA-3032882

By Jim Baab

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Citrus Pattern TA-3032999

By Jim Baab

Grapefruit sacred heart i
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Grapefruit Sacred Heart I

By Jim Baab

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Citrus Pattern TA-2222435

By Jim Baab

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Citrus Pattern TA-3032888

By Jim Baab

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Citrus Pattern TA-3032924

By Jim Baab

Lime
Lime butterfly i
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Lime Butterfly I

By Jim Baab

Pomelo
Pomelo tigress i
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Pomelo Tigress I

By Jim Baab

Ornamental Gourds
Ornamental gourd wise man i
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Gourd Wise Man I

By Jim Baab

Scenes
Schobberdebonk boat
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Schobberdebonk Boat

By Jim Baab

Canal reflection amsterdam nl
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Canal Reflection, Amsterdam, NL

By Jim Baab

Canal venice italy
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Canal - Venice, Italy

By Jim Baab

Symmetrees
Rijksmuseum tree 01
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Rijksmuseum Tree 01

By Jim Baab

Rijksmuseum tree 02
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Rijksmuseum Tree 02

By Jim Baab

Abstract
Jumble 02 orange
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Jumble 02 (Orange)

By Jim Baab

Suds on stainless 02
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Suds on Stainless 02

By Jim Baab

Purple jumble 01
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Jumble 03 (Purple)

By Jim Baab

Suds on stainless 01
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Suds on Stainless 01

By Jim Baab

Jumble 01
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Jumble 01

By Jim Baab

Light pattern p1201313
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Light Pattern P1201313

By Jim Baab

Details
Tensioner
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Tensioner

By Jim Baab

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • 2nd Place - Best of Show, Together, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    2018
  • First Round Selected Photographer, Hariban Award '15, Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan
    July 2015
  • Gold Artist Award, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal
    August 2014

Education

  • Keene State College, BA, Film Production
    Keene, NH,1994