Here is the long story short of who JB McCollum really is.
"J.B. McCollum is one of those fortunate artists born with the gift of observa- tion. He tends to see the things that many of us miss at first glance and has the patience and curiosity required to study the nuances of a scene, taking in the subtleties and finer points of light and detail... McCollum's portfolio is impres- sive and includes not only local perspectives from his hometown in New Jersey, but also scenes from a Peruvian market, wild horses on the Argentinean pam- pas, the exotic creatures of the Galapagos, and the island beauty of the Turks and Caicos. But it's his amazing fly fishing photography that has been garnering him critical attention lately... the energetic, creative zeal of the inspired artist and the sober, measured movements of the patient angler - render McCollum uniquely adapted to his genre of photography..." (C.G. Wolfe, “Tight Lines: The Photography of J.B. McCollum”, The Black River Journal, Summer 2011.)
I am from New Jersey and photography and the outdoors is a true passion of mine. In the warmer side of the year one can often find me walking small shady rivers stalking the illusive east coast brook trout, come the winter I trade in fly-rod for shotgun and roam the rolling hills of New Jersey with my bird dogs. I have a passion to wander and travel and in due time I will see much more of the world, in due time you too will see more of the world as I see it through my eye. I have not quite figured out how I will see the world but I can assure you I will.