Jim Rossol

Jim Rossol


Jim is an award winning fine art photographer having won 2nd Place, Judges Choice, in the 2010 Around the County photo contest. He received "Photography of Note" designation in the 2014 Peninsula Pulse Hal Prize competition. He won Third Place Photography competing against 73 photographers in the 2015 Peninsula Pulse Hal Prize competition and his photo "County Fair Flavor" was used as the full page cover photo in the August 7th, 2015 News and Events Section of the newspaper. Rossol has been juried into the Guenzel Gallery at The Peninsula School of Art, The Hardy Gallery, The Miller Art Museum, and The Cedarburg Art Museum for public exhibitions.

He has exhibited additionally at Glas Coffee, Blue Bistro, YMCA Northern Door, Cornerstone Pub, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Gallery, The Third Avenue Play House Lobby Gallery, The Door County Auditorium Link Gallery, The Greco Gallery, The Meadow Lane Gallery, and Thyme Cuisine.

Rossol retired early from a successful sales and marketing career and considers himself lucky to be able to now have the time to pursue one of his lifelong hobbies of photography in his once long time vacation destination as a full time resident of Door County, Wisconsin.

He began photography at a very early age sparked by a family trip to New York City. The lights, shadows, colors, shapes, and lines of the city hooked him on photography. He can remember his parents yelling at him to stop leaning out of the hotel window with his camera to take photos. He used slide film back then which in retrospect he feels sharpened his composition skills as there is no post processing in that medium. Joining the camera club in High School enabled Jim the use of a dark room which introduced him to developing, and making prints from film.

Jim obtained a B.S. Degree in Journalism and Communication from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana which he believes strengthened his discipline. Always trying to improve, he successfully completed numerous photography classes at the Peninsula School of Art, The Clearing Folk School, and Bjorklunden/Lawerence University and continues to enroll in classes that will elevate his craft to a higher level.

His published book: County Fair Flavor, a Photographic Essay can be previewed at http://www.blurb.com/b/4623686-county-fair-flavor.


Paralell Progression by Jim Rossol


Strength In Steel by Jim Rossol


The Loyalty Building by Jim Rossol


Palm Shadow 3D by Jim Rossol


Palm Shadow by Jim Rossol


Palapala Point of View by Jim Rossol


No Laundry Today by Jim Rossol


Pier To The Mainland by Jim Rossol


Feeling Blue by Jim Rossol


From Within by Jim Rossol


Bicycle by Jim Rossol


Framed Reflection by Jim Rossol


Shadow Lines by Jim Rossol


Fire on the Lake by Jim Rossol


Pretty In Pink by Jim Rossol


Curly by Jim Rossol


Eye On You by Jim Rossol


Miss Piggy by Jim Rossol


No Place Like Home by Jim Rossol


The Girls by Jim Rossol


Just Another Pretty Face by Jim Rossol


Honey I'm Home by Jim Rossol


Maggie by Jim Rossol


Eye Contact by Jim Rossol


Mr. Fastball by Jim Rossol


Freeze Frame by Jim Rossol


Just the Two of Us by Jim Rossol


The Faithfull by Jim Rossol


Fair Sky by Jim Rossol


Color Convergence by Jim Rossol


The Magic Carpet Ride by Jim Rossol


Urban Palm by Jim Rossol


Caribbean Vibe by Jim Rossol


Palm Essence by Jim Rossol


Liquid Gold by Jim Rossol


Cave Point Sunrise by Jim Rossol


El Cementerio by Jim Rossol


Under the Palapala by Jim Rossol


Rusty Wheel by Jim Rossol


La Palma by Jim Rossol


Ridges Illusion by Jim Rossol


Ridges Reflection by Jim Rossol


Toft Point Blue by Jim Rossol


A Bunch of Bull by Jim Rossol


Shadow Dance by Jim Rossol


Asparaguy Purple Eye by Jim Rossol


Eggadelic by Jim Rossol


Toft Point Reveal by Jim Rossol