Villager Jim 5.33

4.9 star(s) from 1340 votes
Main Road Eyam Hope Valley Derbyshire
Eyam, S325AA
United Kingdom

About Villager Jim

Villager Jim Villager Jim is one of the popular place listed under Photographer in Eyam ,

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As Featured on BBC Countryfile TV! (July 6th 2014)

Editors choice in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013/14

"Dozing Dilly an internet star....." The Times Newspaper

"He is revelling in his success although refuses to reveal his identity...." The Daily Mail Newspaper

"Helen Skelton meets ‘Villager Jim’ - also known as the Banksy of the wildlife photography world. Jim’s stunning work has been going viral across the internet but his identity has remained a secret....." BBC TV

"Villager Jim at the peak of his photographic powers...." The Star Newspaper

Editors choice in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013/14

"Villager Jim has a great eye for the world around him, currently that world revolves around his home in The Peak District.No creatures seem to escape his eye and he frames them perfectly in their natural habitat, going about their daily business.There’s a spontaneity and intelligence about these images, he manages to avoid what could be pure “chocolate box”. I'm glad you're now doing this as a business..nothing is more satisfying than making a good living out of something that you enjoy."
Bruce Oldfield - Fashion Designer

"We are all indeed enjoying your efforts and are very lucky to live in such a picturesque part of the world, Villager Jim you have captured it beautifully........"
The Duke of Devonshire

"The Banksy of the Photographic World"
The Derbyshire Times

"So glad I discovered Villager Jim for our readers. His photos are spontaneous, stunning and out-of-the-ordinary… the kind that make readers stop on a page rather than merely flick through the magazine."
Paul Jackson, editor of The Countryman.

“As one of the official ‘Destination Photography Partners’ for Visit Peak District, Villager Jim documents the lives of area’s natural inhabitants through a consistently high-quality stream of images, that are delivered with a distinctive style and true passion for the area. As the Destination Management Organisation for the Peak District, we look forward to future partnership developments with Villager Jim, as we continue to raise the profile of the Peak District both nationally and internationally.”
Araam Tehrani, New Media Manager, Visit Peak District

"What we love about Villager Jim is that he captures not just superb photos of the magnificent wildlife of the Peak District but also the characters of the creatures he meets on his travels. His humour and appreciation of the world around him come shining through and it is a pleasure to share his images with our readers through his monthly column in The Derbyshire Magazine.”
Jill Gallone Features Editor The Derbyshire Magazine

“This guy genuinely puts the wow into factor, his photography is nothing short of ingenious with a perfect mix of light, tone, emotion and vision. I would compare him to Patek, you just get him or you don't. I never forget the moment I bumped into James at the village deli pre summer, he mentioned the he was going to soon enjoy the pleasures of the riviera, Having spent the previous summer on the Cap I commissioned him, if he felt the mood was right, to take some stills of vintage Riva boats. The results of which have taken pole position of my office wall, nothing short of exceptional.Every time I see his work he seems to advance, without wanting to be a cliche he's the photographer that keeps giving.”
Eldon Stevens, marketing specialist.

They seek him here, they seek him there, but that elusive Villager Jim, cannot be found....... anywhere.

Who is he?

With breathtaking photographs appearing hither and yon, there's a new wildlife photographer on the block who sneaks about at dusk and at dawn, capturing images which surprise and delight. Entertaining his growing audience, this talented artist seems to be able to hone his skill with sometimes and entertaining, witty, poignant and stunningly beautiful images. His portrayals of the Peak District, a county he clearly is in love with, are made for storybook and fantasy, yet true to life they be, spread far and wide across the friendly Facebook land.

With numbers growing daily, in a rapid fashion so it's said, his everyday portrayals of the flora and fauna, the people and places of this gorgeous part of the British Isles, Facebook is the platform for him to spread the good word it seems. Cheering up his audience's day with clever comments, insightful observations and downright amazing photography skills, being in the right place at the right time he says, is the reason. But his photography (if he is a 'he' that is), speaks volumes for the love this photographer has for this area's wildlife and all of Mother Nature.

Recently appearing in the biggest wildlife competition any photographer would kill to get their hands on, Villager Jim has appeared in the spectacular book portraying the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013 - and with editor's choice in this honoured publications he's already stamping his authority. His images are also popping up in public places and are seen more and more each day. An image of his own dog, a black labrador reclining on a red leather sofa has gone viral in America and has been viewed over 5 million times, used without permission depicting fictional veterans war stories , but the darker side of the photography world has only spurred this talent on to reach new heights with his own honesty.

Winning Spring watch competition, beating 50,000 others, his images are often shown by the Springwatch team and also Autumnwatch too, and as a photography partner in the wildlife Department for the Peak District tourism board, his accolades are growing as fast as his Facebook followers.

So who is Villager Jim? If you find out............... shhh dont tell anyone!

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