Sedona Photographer Jim Peterson grew up in northwestern New Mexico, and has lived on both coasts (in California and Delaware) as well as in Illinois, Texas, Missouri, and many places in the West. He attended the University of Chicago, receiving a B.A. in Music and a PhD in Biochemistry. He first took up photography while in graduate school, and his interest in it persisted while he worked as a research Biochemist for five years and then moved on to a long career as an engineer, planner, and manager in the Telecomm industry.
Upon retirement from that career, he redirected his energy to his lifelong artistic passion by starting a professional photography business. In addition, over the years he has given back to the community by serving as a board member for a total of eight different non-profit organizations. His fine art photography has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibits in Phoenix and Sedona, and has been purchased by collectors worldwide. A wide range of his works can be seen online at www.JamesPeterson.name
Jim’s work is inspired by a lifelong love of the natural world, which in turn was a very predictable result of growing up in the Southwest. If his images convey a bit of reverence for our threatened planet and its beautiful territories and inhabitants, then he feels that he is happily serving his mission. His works have been nominated as finalists in several prestigious international competitions, and his infrared image Half Moon over Cockscomb Ridge recently took the “First Place – Outstanding Achievement” award in one of these competitions.
All of Jim's images are available in custom sizes and are offered in three fine finishes: standard photographic papers, fine art prints on canvas (stretched on a frame like an oil painting, and ready to hang), and stunning glossy prints on aluminum panels (also ready to hang). Contact Jim at 928-554-4340 or firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering information.