Frame of Mind

In a traditional sense, when Shannon and I, equally, together, raised two children, Emma and Audrey, I guess, from the outside looking in, most would consider me the breadwinner.

But, honestly, neither Shannon nor I, ever thought of it like this. Not really. We both worked equally hard and played our separate parts, in growing our small family and living life the best we knew how.

With my travel and work obligations, I could have never, in a million years, done what I did, without Shannon, playing her role in our family life, being the emotional anchor she was in the house ad home.

A handful of years later, just like we handled our marriage and family life, we decided, together, mutually, that we would alter our marriage agreement, explore different partner paths, remain best friends, and continue being the best co-parents, to our girls that we could possibly be. We done, thankfully, just that.

We are now, not surprisingly, roommates. Not romantic. But still adore and love each other.

I’m, as you well know, still doing my photography thing, personally and commercially, and she, Shannon, is a high-power, high-paid graphic and presentation designer for Workday (previously worked for Oracle)

In somewhat of a stroke of irony, Shannon is, humbly and graciously, the main family breadwinner these days.
I recently accompanied her, on a short business trip to Oklahoma City, where we reversed roles-she worked, I played. Ahhhhh.

All this backstory to say, for me, a photographer’s frame-of-mind affects and influences their frame-of-vision.
What a person, especially a photographer, feels and thinks, influences, often deeply, what they see and shoot.
With little-to-no Oklahoma City work obligations and nothing but creative time on my hands, I found my camera, happily and organically, pointing at these quietly, even eccentric, fine-art subjects and objects, that I enjoy shooting most.

Remember my mantra in photography, art grows out of the heart (heART).

In a way, I feel like a photographic cat, with 9 lives-portrait photographer, travel and leisure photographer, editorial photographer, stock photographer, corporate photographer, advertising photographer, lifestyle photographer, urban photographer, now, in the autumn of my life and career a, fine-art, iPhone photographer
Your frame of mind affects your frame of sight.

How you think, feel, and emote, on the inside, affects, often greatly, what you end up pointing your lens at, like here. Click.

I am a fine-art iPhone photographer, with a photographic, straight, and pure approach to photography, because it is exactly how I feel about myself, about life, about love, about laughter, about relationships, on the inside
Fine-art photography, in a nutshell, is taking and making photographs that are valued primarily for their beauty, emotional power, and expression of ideas, rather than their practical or utilitarian purposes.

These simple urban photos are not practical or journalistic documentation or even commercial work. They are, instead, fine-art snapshots, as seen through the lens of… yours-truly.

The term “fine” in “fine art” originated from the Latin word “finis,” which means “end” or “ultimate.” In this context, “fine” refers to the highest quality or superior craftsmanship


Jack Hollingsworth


P.S. All images here were taken with my iPhone 14 Pro Max, using only the native Camera app and edited in the native Photos app.

Jack Hollingsworth