Ethel Jimenez

San Francisco CA

A native New Yorker, I was seduced by San Francisco and moved out west several years ago. Reflected in my photography is an interest in the urban landscape and abstract themes.

An early love of photography was encouraged by my father's gift of a 35mm camera. Soon friends and family were requesting copies of my work. Today my work is sold through galleries and has been auctioned for the benefit of the Mexican Museum, Visual Aid, ArtSpan, and other non-profits.

I agree with Paul Strand who said "An artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep." It is not necessary to travel far to find interesting subjects. I enjoy shooting endearingly shabby buildings that are full of history. I also shoot scenes that can be transformed into abstract compositions by focusing on color, texture and form to draw the viewer in. I look for the beauty that surrounds us in everyday places and objects.

Books by Ethel Jimenez