About Photography by Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

Award winning photographer Jim Peterson offers fine photography in Sedona, Arizona, including stunning Nature, Landscape, and Portrait images.

Jim 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 Telecommunications 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 ten different non-profit organizations (so far).  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.SedonaJim.photos .

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. 

In recent years, Jim has embraced digital infrared photography to broaden the range of his artistic expression, and he has built a significant body of work in that medium.  Many of his works have won awards or been nominated as finalists in prestigious international competitions and juried exhibits.  His infrared image Half Moon over Cockscomb Ridge took the “First Place – Outstanding Achievement” award in one of those competitions, and his Lone Cottonwood in Pool Canyon was awarded second place in a different competition.

All of Jim's images are available in custom sizes and are offered in three fine finishes: standard photographic papers (framed or unframed), fine art prints on canvas (stretched on a wooden 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 jdp3az@yahoo.com if you have any questions or to place a custom order.