Jim Fiscus creates portrait series in his hometown of Athens, Georgia

Jim Fiscus is a pro at photographing characters who have sprung from other people’s imagination. He’s shot key art for series like Downton Abbey, Dexter, The Borgias, Shameless, Episodes, and Penny Dreadful, masterfully photographing the actors in costume and often on set to capture the story, emotion, and tone of each show.

But for his latest personal project, shot on location in his hometown of Athens, Georgia, Jim supplied the characters himself. For “Athens,” Jim first searched for evocative locations, studied the quality of light and the stories he could tell there, and then did a mix of street casting and enlisting friends to find people who he thought would suit the locations.

Some of the portraits, like “Kimberly” and “Gwinny,” are classic black & white character studies, but others have Southern Gothic streaks—something of an outsider quality, or maybe it’s that it feels like the rest of us are not part of this club.

Below, eight portraits from Jim’s “Athens.”

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Eddie. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Gwinny. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Wilfong. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Kimberly. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Twins. Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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Photo by Jim Fiscus.

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One Comment

  1. soozink
    Posted 09/30/2014 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    fabulous!


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