Jim Filmer


Originally trained in the craft of photography and darkroom techniques at Thebarton Boys Technical High School in Adelaide South Australia, Jim still occasionally works in film utilising his treasured fully mechanical clockwork panoramic camera, however the bulk of his work is now performed in the digital format.

After a prolonged hiatus from photography and following a career in corporate marketing and training, Jim returned to his craft and opened his business, Filmertography in 2009. Based in the Adelaide Hills and then expanding in 2012 to have an office in the Victorian high country, Jim works on a wide array of assignments. A key component to the business is sharing the knowledge and enthusiasm through the provision of photographic workshops across the south eastern and western regions of  Australia. As a major factor in maintaining the enthusiasm for his craft, Jim is privileged to work with a wide range of students through presenting school workshops  coordinated and funded by the Moran Arts Foundation.

Exhibitions have included:

The Australian Family Project : Teatro Mayor, Bogota, Columbia. 2013

The Australian Family Project : Brisbane Powerhouse Museum, Queensland. 2013

Portraits : Adelaide Hills – Coventry Library, Stirling. 2013

Adelaide Hills Wine Region – Winter Warmer Reds 2012 (Exhibitor and overall competition winner)

Adelaide Hills Wine Region – Winter Warmer Reds 2011 (Exhibitor and competition finalist)

Adelaide Fringe Festival, South Australia. : 2010, 2011

On Display : Nepenthe Winery, South Australia.  2010

SALA (South Australian Living Art): 2009, 2010

Flying Solo : The General Store Gallery, Mt Barker, South Australia.  2009


The Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project (Fier Institute) - participating photographer. 2012

Winner of 2012 Canon AIPP APPA Photography Book of the Year Award

Adelaide Hills Magazine (regular contributor – photographic assignments) 2010 – 2014

SA Gardens Magazine 2013

The Adelaide Advertiser 2013

Poolside Magazine 2013/14

Smarty Plants (Jill McDougall) – Era Publications 2009


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