James Vedder Imaging

See deeply in order to better photograph; photograph in order to see more deeply. -JNV dates are upload dates

Tunisian Shepherd

As I approached this shepherd, he waved his arms wildly. I thought he must want me away from his flock. Turned out there are Roman underground caverns all around the field with small vent holes that one can easily fall into. I thanked him, showed him photos of my family and we were friends. Neither spoke the others language.

Souk in Rabat, Morocco

Lady Using Street Fountain in Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco

Fez Workman

Using the tools of 700 years ago.

Man at Chouwara, Morocco

Tannery Chouwara, Fez, Morocco

In the Medina, a most striking place. But wear a clothes-pin on your nose! Taken with Ektachrome film 40 years ago! [Stored in the dark that whole time].

Where I Slept

I worked for USAID on a health care project in north central Mali, along side a Peace Corps physician. He was given the hut (seen to the right), but it was too hot. So, we slept outdoors at this spot, awakened at dawn by flies and a rooster.

Masai Family

In Kenya

Green Arches

A Park in Tokyo, Japan, early in the morning.

Citadelle Laferriere

Located at Cap Hatien, northern coast of Haiti

Haitian Transportation

Do they take turns?

Red Square1

Scenes in Moscow Red Square in the Rain

St Basil & Kremlin

Scenes in Moscow - Red Square

Painting in the Rain, Moscow

Scenes in Moscow

Fishing in St Petersburgrg

Urban fishermen

Cat on a Stair, Chiang Mai, Thailand

In northern Thailand; I rode a wood-burning train to get there. Look at those textures: stucco, fur, wood, metal, etc etc. AND the cat, cleaning her fir on the stair landing.

House in Chiang Mai, Thailand

In northern Thailand; I rode a wood-burning train to get there. Look at those textures: stucco, fur, wood, metal, etc etc.

In the Medina

You are immediately back to the year 1300. This captured on Ektachrome film in the late 1970s. I do not know how it is today. 1300? 2000? 1650?

Rural Supermarket

On the Road from Fez to Meknes, Morocco

View from the Citadelle

Cap Hatien, Haiti. One had to ride up a treacherous trail on a donkey's back to get here... as the rains approached.

Alone, Salzburg

I wonder: IS she alone in life? I hope that she is walking to meet ... a daughter, perhaps? The second after I snapped this shot (on film), people appeared from both sides of the far alley, spoiling the theme.

Calm Day in Maine

Both our ship and theirs had trouble making way... Photographers: like that depth-of- field?

Haitian Woman

I waited until she passed me; how would you like to carry THAT all day? On THAT bumpy path!?

Patagonia, Torres del Paine

"Torres del Paine" in Spanish is the name of the National Park and also of mountain towers within this range of the Andes.


Arctic photos from Svalbard, Norway and north to 82 degrees, Aug-Sep 2018

Images for Essays

images, slides to insert into essays

Fine Art, Doges Palace, Venice

I arose early on a November morning to be first in line; I wanted the forms and textures of he arches and columns without tourists in the frame. Doges were nominated by the City Council to govern Venice.

Artwork by Hand Helps us See

A few sketches, drawings, paintings to help us see for photography


Selected photos from Philippines, Thailand, Japan, etc.


Mostly flowers and small animals


Light and Lighting

Guest Artists

The woman’s eyes blend into the dark around her. The artist is “photographer Sebastion Unrau,... Deutschland.” He started in 2015! Nicole S is a young woman not afraid to experimebnt and

Black and White

Images that emphasize texture, form etc.


Images of Africa, Asia, and Europe


The Shared Beauty of Nature


Images from Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia and other African countries.