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James Rasmusson

James Rasmusson

Holland, MI

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James Rasmusson is a resident of Holland Michigan who has been creating fine art photographs since the early 80’s. Jim’s photo-art is best known for themes that express the drama and majesty of nature. “I like to underscore the abstract and tease the mind. I am ever alert for juxtapositions that express irony, absurdity, and poignancy. I want people to feel both tension and resolution in my compositions.” Specializing in scenes from the Great Lakes region, the artist’s portfolios also include the Ozarks, Arizona and California, the Florida Keys, River Rouge, Chicago, “Suspended Amusements”, Nightscapes, Winterscapes, Ontario, and the Caribbean.

The award-winning photographer’s work has appeared in many publications as well as group and solo exhibits, with the artist having won three first place awards in the internationally acclaimed Grand Rapids Festival. His work can be found in private and permanent collections that include Warner Norcross and Judd, Kent County, Holland Area Arts Council, and the Kenneth Dishell Estate collection. In 2005 James had four pieces selected for the Governor's Mansion in Lansing by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Three of Jim's Lake Michigan dune photographs are also featured in the top selling "The Saugatuck Dunes" coffee table book.

A graduate of Michigan State University, James studied under the guidance of world renowned photographers Howard Bond, Paul Schrantz, and Monte Nagler. The artist’s work can be seen and purchased at the Button Petter gallery in Douglas Michigan.

Besides photography, the artist is also an award winning poet who won the Shadow Poetry 2005 Chapbook competition. “I endeavor to blend the artistic mediums of photography and poetry so that each will cross-pollinate the other.”

Believing that art is in the mind of the artist, James employs a variety of methods to achieve this aim which include darkroom solarization, hand coloring, and digital manipulation.

 

18th at Loomis by James Rasmusson

 

Angels Tire No. 1 by James Rasmusson

 

Three Beefcakes by James Rasmusson

 

628 West Ocean Front by James Rasmusson

 

A Walk on the Beach with Dad by James Rasmusson

 

Munfordville Sonic Drive-In by James Rasmusson

 

Vinsetta Garage by James Rasmusson

 

Onion Roll Deli by James Rasmusson

 

Muscle Beach by James Rasmusson

 

Traverse Bay Reverie by James Rasmusson

 

Afternoon Avenue by James Rasmusson

 

Gaylord Pontiac by James Rasmusson

 

Sunset Jungle Antiques by James Rasmusson

 

Farmhouse Antiques by James Rasmusson

 

Gulls in a Gale by James Rasmusson

 

Bowling Green Sonic Drive-In by James Rasmusson

 

Grand Hotel from Tea Garden by James Rasmusson

 

Shelby Flowers by James Rasmusson

 

Silver Creek Summer of 2015 by James Rasmusson

 

Summer Fun at Duck Creek by James Rasmusson

 

Saugatuck State Park in November by James Rasmusson

 

Urban Contrails by James Rasmusson

 

Along the Breezeway in Autumn 2014 by James Rasmusson

 

Along M37 in Autumn 2014 by James Rasmusson

 

1794 Bayview by James Rasmusson

 

Ludington Wind Farm by James Rasmusson

 

WWII Warbird by James Rasmusson

 

Wilderness Canoe by James Rasmusson

 

St. Patrick's of Escanaba by James Rasmusson

 

Trillium Woods No. 3 by James Rasmusson

 

Trillium Woods No. 2 by James Rasmusson

 

Trillium Woods No. 1 by James Rasmusson

 

Happy Woman by James Rasmusson

 

Amish Parking Lot by James Rasmusson

 

Charlotte Amalie Neighborhood by James Rasmusson

 

Charlotte Amalie 1994 by James Rasmusson

 

The Spirit of Mackinac by James Rasmusson

 

Leviathan by James Rasmusson

 

The Doors of San Juan by James Rasmusson

 

'47 Dodge Pickup by James Rasmusson

 

Sun Studio by James Rasmusson

 

Portageville Sonic Drive-In by James Rasmusson

 

Los Murales by James Rasmusson

 

The Path to Lake Charlevoix by James Rasmusson

 

Downtown Owen Sound by James Rasmusson

 

Chateau Chantal in Autumn 2014 by James Rasmusson

 

Along Lower Shore Drive in Autumn 2014 by James Rasmusson

 

Lower Tahquamenon Falls by James Rasmusson