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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.

 

Joe Camel's Last Stop by James Rasmusson

 

Home Before Dawn by James Rasmusson

 

Beale Street by James Rasmusson

 

Bay City Carnival by James Rasmusson

 

Christmas House by James Rasmusson

 

It Helps to be Crazy by James Rasmusson

 

Saint John Beach by James Rasmusson

 

Amnicon Falls by James Rasmusson

 

Snow Pillows by James Rasmusson

 

Shed and Gate by James Rasmusson

 

Point Pelee Marshwalk by James Rasmusson

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Steam Engine by James Rasmusson

 

The Chrysalis of Spring by James Rasmusson

 

Big Sur by James Rasmusson

 

Kansas City Gardens by James Rasmusson

 

Taking Flight by James Rasmusson

 

Whiskey Creek Motors by James Rasmusson

 

Toppled Dreams by James Rasmusson

 

Mr. Fourbyfour At CedarPoint by James Rasmusson

 

Beaver Island Lighthouse at High Noon by James Rasmusson

 

Little Point Sable Light by James Rasmusson

 

Bryan's Bridge Cafe by James Rasmusson

 

Open For Breakfast by James Rasmusson

 

November Reverie by James Rasmusson

 

Navy Pier Carousel by James Rasmusson

 

Entering Greer Springs by James Rasmusson

 

The Swan of Cross Village Marsh by James Rasmusson

 

Muskallonge Beach by James Rasmusson

 

Loomis at Fuller by James Rasmusson

 

Lake Superior Sunset by James Rasmusson

 

Through This Window by James Rasmusson

 

It's Dark by James Rasmusson

 

Scooters at Ottawa County Fair by James Rasmusson

 

The Chrysalis of Spring by James Rasmusson

 

Lunar Eclipse 2008 by James Rasmusson

 

Truckin' in the Conch Republic by James Rasmusson

 

Pueblo Peephole by James Rasmusson

 

Old Veteran Cypress by James Rasmusson

 

Fourth Street Live by James Rasmusson

 

Ten Again by James Rasmusson

 

Narada Falls by James Rasmusson

 

Golden Sunrise by James Rasmusson

 

Greer Springs by James Rasmusson

 

Stairway To Heaven by James Rasmusson

 

Forth and Back by James Rasmusson

 

Castro District by James Rasmusson

 

Daybreak Over San Francisco by James Rasmusson

 

Wupatki Pueblo by James Rasmusson