Jim Schlett

Artist Statement

Jim Schlett’s interest in photography began with a gift of a Polaroid camera from grade school in New Jersey many years ago. He later obtained an AA degree in Photography and Art and continued to take workshops and courses, which has produced a wide range of thoughtful and well composed photographs. In 2011, after working for the Federal government as an Executive in Washington D.C., he “refocused” on his love for the National Parks and photography. He is a long-standing member of the Reston Photographic Society (RPS), Northern Virginia Alliance of Camera Clubs and the former President of the League of Reston Artists (LRA). Jim’s great love of travel resulted in a large collection of many pictorial images of our national parks, cityscapes and nature in nearly all fifty states. His images have been described as intense colors, vibrant and “pop.”