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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.

 

Ha Ha Tonka Ruins by James Rasmusson

 

Tall Ship by James Rasmusson

 

Hoosier Highways by James Rasmusson

 

Pink Anthurium by James Rasmusson

 

Foggy Dune by James Rasmusson

 

Bird Tracks at Hoffmaster Beach by James Rasmusson

 

Sleeping Bear Winterscape by James Rasmusson

 

Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway by James Rasmusson

 

Roxbury Creek by James Rasmusson

 

Thatched Roof Barn No. 1 by James Rasmusson

 

Snail Shell Harbor by James Rasmusson

 

Thatched Roof Barn No. 2 by James Rasmusson

 

Wicks Park by James Rasmusson

 

Sleeping Bear Sunburst by James Rasmusson

 

The Little Train That Could by James Rasmusson

 

Stay Clear by James Rasmusson

 

Vernal Sand Swirls by James Rasmusson

 

San Francisco from atop Twin Peaks by James Rasmusson

 

Sammy's by James Rasmusson

 

Scenic Drive Pond in Autumn by James Rasmusson

 

24.9 a Gallon by James Rasmusson

 

Saugatuck Chain Ferry by James Rasmusson

 

Rosti by James Rasmusson

 

Juke Box by James Rasmusson

 

Hi-Way Collision by James Rasmusson

 

Dune Ripple by James Rasmusson

 

Saugatuck Harbor by James Rasmusson

 

Pals by James Rasmusson

 

Lost Tiger Tattoo by James Rasmusson

 

Ghost Tree by James Rasmusson

 

Naper Beach by James Rasmusson

 

2399 Terrace Walk by James Rasmusson

 

57 Lancer by James Rasmusson

 

Cut River Gorge in Autumn by James Rasmusson

 

Urban Shipwreck by James Rasmusson

 

Sombrero Beach by James Rasmusson

 

Perkins and Son and Friend by James Rasmusson

 

Entereth Joe by James Rasmusson

 

G'mornin' by James Rasmusson

 

The Path Less Traveled by James Rasmusson

 

Ren Cen by James Rasmusson

 

Paulina Street by James Rasmusson

 

Freewheeler by James Rasmusson

 

Harrison At Wabash by James Rasmusson

 

Edens Expressway by James Rasmusson

 

Duluth After Dark by James Rasmusson

 

Dirty Shame Bar by James Rasmusson

 

Big Sur Tidal Pool by James Rasmusson