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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.

 

Leo Creek by James Rasmusson

 

Squirtith by James Rasmusson

 

Big Sur Waterfall by James Rasmusson

 

Cut River Gorge In Autumn No. 2 by James Rasmusson

 

Anza Borrego Desert by James Rasmusson

 

9pm on the Summer Solstice by James Rasmusson

 

Point Betsie Winter of '92 by James Rasmusson

 

Chelsea Moon by James Rasmusson

 

Atop Laughing Whitefish Falls by James Rasmusson

 

Into the Backdoor by James Rasmusson

 

Interjacence by James Rasmusson

 

Ludington Refractory East Side by James Rasmusson

 

Ivy's of Manistee by James Rasmusson

 

Ludington Refractory West Side by James Rasmusson

 

Cherry Harvest of 1982 by James Rasmusson

 

Helper by James Rasmusson

 

Muchacha Bonita by James Rasmusson

 

Amigos by James Rasmusson

 

Gnarly Barn by James Rasmusson

 

Under Unity by James Rasmusson

 

Sunset at Indiana Dunes by James Rasmusson

 

Into the Light by James Rasmusson

 

Beauty and the Beast by James Rasmusson

 

Paul Bunyan's Carbon Footprint by James Rasmusson

 

Silver Creek by James Rasmusson

 

Dairy Deluxe by James Rasmusson

 

Bugs and Tweety by James Rasmusson

 

Boats and Snowdrift by James Rasmusson

 

Freeze Dried by James Rasmusson

 

Point Betsie Winter of '89 by James Rasmusson

 

Lake Superior Shipwreck by James Rasmusson

 

1600 Knapp Avenue by James Rasmusson

 

Wendy Anne by James Rasmusson

 

God and Razor Wire by James Rasmusson

 

Tincture of Sunlight by James Rasmusson

 

McKinley Park by James Rasmusson

 

Lake Charlevoix South Arm by James Rasmusson

 

The Shah of Shelby by James Rasmusson

 

Amish Pony by James Rasmusson

 

Streamline Aerocycle by James Rasmusson

 

Blue Guitarist at Big Blue by James Rasmusson

 

Who Knows Who Cares by James Rasmusson

 

Crisp Point Beach by James Rasmusson

 

The Pastel Palette of Whitefish Bay by James Rasmusson

 

Sunflower Field in West Michigan by James Rasmusson

 

Tranquility by James Rasmusson

 

Silver Creek Swan by James Rasmusson

 

Sunset Over Laketown Beach by James Rasmusson