“You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today And then one day you find ten years have got behind you No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking Racing around to come up behind you again”
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon – Time 1973
James J. McCormick
This presentation explores my fascination with the behavior of light as it moves through changing mediums. Experimentation with cameras and lenses in nearly microscopic places gives me the liberty to probe deeper and capture fleetin moments in time. It takes me to worlds where light, color, oil, water, glass, air and time all collide and disperse. Each picture is a unique fragment of a second that will never occur again. Curiosity and inspiration find their strongest voice in the abstract. We become inquisitive and consider: focal planes, motion, color, and the materials all captured in a fractured moment in time. The most evocative and provocative images are the ones where people have different impressions inspired from the same print.
James J. McCormick, III, MD, MBA
My professional passion has been to help people in the critical juncture between life and death. As a young teen I joined my parents as they saved lives and property in their community with volunteer rescue services. This prompted in my work as a paramedic and then as an emergency medicine physician. That service has taken me from New York City to Los Angeles and now to Miami.
This rewarding immersive experience allowed me to live with international communities in several large American cities. Advancing my education with an MBA led me to expand my contribution to help more people live better quality lives. That education pressed me to travel and learn about healthcare in both Asia and Central America, expanding my perspectives and cultural awareness. Photography is my personal joie de vivre. My portfolio includes orchids, flowers, light, cacti, leaves, the surfs motion on the beaches and now I am exploring a new area – the interface of air, oil, water, glass and motion. There is a quiet peacefulness in this art that takes me away from the tension and intensity of my work in medicine.