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Who: Photographer Jim Bourne

What: First Friday Art Tour at Stripe, Photography by Jim Bourne, fundraising for local organization WomenCARE (10% of all proceeds the night of July 2nd go to WomenCARE as well as 10% of the sales of headbands for the month of July), and yummy appetizers by Clouds.

When: Friday July 2nd 5-9 p.m.

Where: Stripe 107 Walnut Ave. Santa Cruz (next to Soif and across from 99 Bottles)

Why: Why Not! Great Croud, drinks, and appetizers by Clouds all while supporting great local art and organizations.

Jim Bourne

Urban Monochrome Urban Pentimento

Based on the Central Coast of California, Jim Bourne has been involved with photography for more than forty years and, after a career in the software industry, has been concentrating on it for over a decade. Favorite subjects include birds and other wildlife, the natural landscape, the sights of the world around us, and musicians in concert.

 On display at Stripe Design is a recent series of urban black and white images, including a number of buildings in Portland that have a contemporary function, but retain faint, painted traces of what they once were. The series—which now includes images from San Francisco, Oakland, St. Louis, and Santa Cruz—plays off of textures, contrasts, and juxtapositions to capture the intrinsic visual impact of the everyday.

 Jim’s travels have taken him (and his camera) to many places throughout California, the continental US and Hawaii, as well as to the Galápagos, Costa Rica, and Europe. Close to home, he has the many riches of the Monterey Bay area, San Francisco and points north, and Yosemite Valley to the east.

 In addition to photography, Jim has been involved in radio for over four decades, working as a jazz broadcaster on both coasts. Currently he is the host of Just a Taste, which airs on KRML Saturday mornings at 10:00.

 Jim has exhibited his work at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz and at other local venues. One of his images appears on the cover of pianist Biff Smith’s solo CD, and his work is represented on several web sites, including the bands Along Came Betty and Red Beans and Rice. He has also provided photographic services to the Santa Cruz Public Library on several occasions and has photographed weddings and various gatherings.

 Jim’s web site is