About Blog Pacifica, and Jim & Kasey Hargan

I'm Jim Hargan. My wife Kasey and I are celebrating the start of our third decade of marriage by moving to Oregon's Pacific coast from the opposite side of the country. This is going to be quite an adventure, and this blog covers it.

I cribbed the description below from my professional site, www.HarganOnline.com. In it you'll find a lot more of my photography, and some additional info on the things I've published.

About Jim Hargan

Jim Hargan, an experienced traveler who holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in geography, is a freelance photographer and writer specializing in content that celebrates the uniqueness and beauty of individual places. He currently lives in Coos Bay, Oregon, after having lived in Florida (through 1994) and the Southern Appalachians (1994—2014).

North Carolina: Northern Mountains Region, Watauga County, Rich Mountain Area, Boone, Appalachian Cultural Museum, Appalachian State Univ. The photographer views the museum's Self Portrait Gallery. MOD. & PROP. REL. [Ask for #237.168.]Jim viewing the Self-Portrait Gallery at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

As a long-time professional with more than twenty years in the business, Jim strives to provide products that merge seamlessly into a publisher's business practices. His knowledge and expertise with computer databases enables him to customize his text to your publication's needs. His photo/text packages will save your staff time while providing a high-impact product which will involve your readers and increase sales.

Jim maintains an ever-expanding file of stock images (now with nearly 25,000 photographs), and is available for domestic and foreign assignment projects. We are constantly adding new images to this site's Image Library!

Jim's Past & Present Publishing Projects

Jim Hargan has been providing high-quality photography and photo/text packages to the travel publishing industry since 1994.

Jim was the sole photographer for Fodor's/Random House's Compass American Guide to North Carolina, which went through five editions from 1998 to 2009.

He is both writer and photographer for a travel guide to The Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains for W.W. Norton's Countryman Press imprint (now in its fourth edition since 2002), and has produced a companion volume, a guide to the Shenandoah Valley and the Mountains of the Virginias, published in 2005. In 2011 he completed a third guide for Countryman Press, on the state of North Carolina.

Jim is a regular contributor to British Heritage magazine, to date having provided eighty photo/text packages of historic travel in Great Britain.

Other clients include: National Geographic Adventure, Coastal Carolina Press, Holt Rinehart & Winston, Harcourt, Prentice Hall, Houghton Mifflin, The New York Times, National Geographic Books, American Heritage, Conde Nast Traveler, Field & Stream, Power & Motoryacht, Endless Vacation, Blue Ridge Country, various Reiman magazines, Farcountry Press, Cherbo Publishing, Steward Communications (Japan), Backpacker, and Our State.

About Kasey Hargan — Agent, Manager, and Novelist

Kasey Hargan is Jim's agent and special projects manager. With many years experience in media and marketing, she will work with you to find the perfect stock image, arrange an assignment shoot or assist you with a customized photo/text package.

Kasey's novels take a human and humorous look at life, with strong characters you will recognize from daily life. Her latest novel is Chris-Anthem.

North Carolina: Northern Mountains Region, Watauga County, Beech Mountain Area, Buckeye Creek Park, Self-portrait of photographer and writer Jim Hargan. [Ask for #235.400.]
This is Jim when he was 45. He's older now.
TN: The Great Smoky Mtns Region, Sevier County, Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park, Little River Road, Little River; Woman in front of waterfall. REL [Ask for #196.081.]
Kasey in front of a waterfall, in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, along the Little River Road in Tennessee.
Front cover of Chris-Anthem: A Novella by Mona Telor (Kasey Hargan), now on <b>Kindle</b>.
Front cover of Chris-Anthem: A Novella by Mona Telor (Kasey Hargan), now on Kindle.
Color pencil sketch of girl in pigtails reading a book, by Kasey Hargan.
Color pencil sketch of girl in pigtails reading a book, by Kasey Hargan.
Exploring the Pacific Coast
Coos Bay, OR
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