Having formed an early enthusiasm for computers, Cook now combines his photography with digital imaging to create Fine Art Iris giclée prints. Cook has been heralded for creasting a new approach to digitally enhanced photography. Donald Keyes, curator of Paintings at the Georgia Museum of Art wrote, Jamie Cook combines his artistic sensibility with his commercial work in a way that challenges the definition of art. The combination presents a powerful challenge to the viewer, whose basic concept of photography, not to mention art, is left shaken.
Like most artists, Cook loves the freedom his craft provides. Incorporating his love for travel he will shoot various places during his journeys in hopes of capturing the spirit of his subject. Upon returning to his studio he will spend time working on his computer manipulating the image to incorporate the feelings of the places he has visited. Often working antique, soft sepia tones, his images depict the serenity of the surroundings he has encountered. Drawing by the beauty and grandeur of a single object, whether a bridge, a fountain, a tunnel or a river, Cook will investigate all angles of the scene. This intense exploration has taught him to see things that others do not. Using a 35mm camera, Cook brings a unique perspective to these captivating landmarks. His peaceful compositions invite the viewer into a world where time ceases to exist and we are left to imagine for ourselves the circumstance that has brought us to this place.
Jamie Cook has participated in numerous shows and exhibitions including Explorations in Photographic Art & Technology by The Atlanta Photography Group, To See a World by the Georgia Museum of Art, at the University of Georgia and The Art of Photography by the Gwinnett Council for the Arts. He has also had the honor of being the recipient of numerous awards in many different categories from photography to advertising and film directing. Cook continues to explore various photographic techniques, captivating the world with his art and his imagination.