About Jim Rode
My name is Jim Rode. I am a Oklahoma City -area artist and photographer.
My Love of Photography
The spark went off while I was working for the former President of the United States. I was an aide with a lot of extra time. I helped out in the photo lab helping the president's photographer. Often, he hand me his prized speed graphic film camera loaded with one negative to get a photo of a retiring staff member or a guard who had a birthday. I didn't realize he was teaching me to work with people and to watch for the decisive moment. I had one shot to get it right! I fell in love with photography.