Jim Nilsen is a Seattle native who spent twenty years commercial fishing in Alaska. He began pursuing his interest in photography during his years in Alaska, obtaining a degree in Photography from Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington in 1978. Jim’s photos of Alaska and the commercial fishing industry were widely published on magazine covers, book covers, posters, calendars, trade advertisements and a billboard.
Jim now specializes in fine art color photography of foreign locations. He makes his income through sales of his photographs at Arts & Crafts shows around the USA and to gift galleries nation wide. Jim and his wife Magrit also conduct photography tours and workshops in Europe.