Photography Sedona artist Jim Peterson has a passion for rich, superbly detailed images of the natural world. He articulates his personal vision through a singular blend of classic photographic methods and state-of-the-art digital techniques. He hopes to help preserve our natural legacy by fostering wider appreciation of the intricate beauty in the fragile world that surrounds us. Jim’s body of work includes small, intimate portraits of wild beings as well as majestic, room-sized landscapes and panoramas, plus the occasional abstract or experimental composition.
Jim grew up in northwestern New Mexico and earned a BA in Music and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Chicago. After long career in telecommunications, Jim returned to the desert to focus on capturing the illuminated spaces and sculpted forms of the Southwest. His art is firmly rooted in his love for the sublime light and quiet spirit of the American West. In recent years he has broadened his range of works by exploring a fanciful world of abstract and altered images. But regardless of the realm in which he works, he remains true to his fascination with the ways that light’s infinite variability reveals – and endlessly alters – the universe of forms, colors, textures, and emotions in which we are forever immersed.