White Bear Lake resident Jim Vincent has been taking pictures since his high school days. His favorite photo subject is wildlife, including this award-winning shot, Gold-N-Wing, of a brave dragonfly, seemingly posing for its close-up. For a photograph of this fragile nature, timing is everything; luckily, Vincent has practice photographing all kinds of creatures, since his wife is an enthusiastic gardener.
Vincent never wants to turn his hobby into a job, but loves to brighten other people’s lives. “[Photography] lets me capture a moment of beauty or interest and crystalize the memory to revisit later or share with others,” he says. “It provides me both technical and artistic challenge.”