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.


Out Buildings by Jim Rossol


Hay Baby by Jim Rossol


Stairway To by Jim Rossol


No ferry Today by Jim Rossol


Door County Bounty by Jim Rossol


Cana Look Out by Jim Rossol


Riveting by Jim Rossol


Vortex by Jim Rossol


Go With The Flow by Jim Rossol


Supporting The Opposition by Jim Rossol


Raindrops by Jim Rossol


The Egg Brigade by Jim Rossol


Some of Our Eggs by Jim Rossol


Big Ass Fan by Jim Rossol


Aliens in the Lobby by Jim Rossol


Deck Chair Friends by Jim Rossol


The Symmetry of Nature by Jim Rossol


Silo by Jim Rossol


Naked by Jim Rossol


No Way Out by Jim Rossol