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About Jim Cole

Jim specializes in outdoor photography and more recently, studio still-life and floral photography. He was born in Massachusetts, raised in Texas, and has lived in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Alaska, Arizona, Indiana and Colombia, South America. He made the decision on 2015 to retire from the photographic business.

His award winning photographs have appeared in magazines, calendars, books and other publications both nationally and internationally. Jim's images hang in private and corporate collections around the world.

Jim has retired from the photography business and is no longer accepting orders for prints. He thanks all of you for almost 15 years of support.

Artist’s Statement:

I am drawn to dynamic landscapes, bold colors and unusual patterns in nature. My hope is to build awareness and an appreciation of nature in people who view my images.

Each image captures a unique moment in time, never to be repeated in exactly the same way. While most of my photographs are the result of a visualized idea mixed with extreme amounts of patience, others are nothing more than gratuitous luck. In all cases capturing that decisive moment involved an understanding of the technical aspects of photography, an awareness of my surroundings, knowledge of my subject and of course, being in the right place at the right time. I hope you enjoy a look at our natural world as I have captured it on film.

Favorite Quotes:

“We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
Quote by Aldo Leopold - Founder of the Wilderness Society and the Father of Wildlife Management

The following is quoted from Bill Jay (from his EndNotes column in LensWork Magazine) after the the question was asked of him, "Why do you photograph?"
“Look, this is life. It is everywhere, and it is here for the taking. I am alive, and I know this, now, in a more profound way than when I am doing anything else. These sights are ephemeral, fleeting treasures that have been offered to me and to me alone. No other person in the history of the world, anywhere in all of time and space, has been granted this gift to be here in my place. And I am privileged, through the camera, to take this moment away with me. That is why I photograph.”


Stock Photography Agency Representation:

Stock Photography by Jim Cole at Alamy, United Kingdom
Click on the link above to see Jim's stock images 24/7 at Alamy

Publication Credits:
Arizona Highways - Magazines and Calendars
State Bar of Arizona Membership Directory - Cover
Smith-Southwestern, Inc Calendars and Post Cards
Arizona's Mountain Living Magazine - Cover
Plateau Journal, Museum of Northern Arizona
Nikon Advertisement, Popular Photography and Imaging Magazine
"Desert Survival Tips Tricks & Skills", by Tony Nester – Cover
“Surviving a Disaster”, by Tony Nester
"The Modern Hunter-Gatherer", by Tony Nester - Cover
Popular Photography and Imaging Magazine

Some Commercial Installations:
Radisson Hotel - Sedona, Arizona
Drury Hotel - Flagstaff, Arizona
Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale, Arizona