Jim Christensen was born in Waukegan, IL and grew up in Glenview, IL. He attended Southern Illinois University where he received his AA in Commercial Design and Graphics and a BS in photography. He received his MFA from the University of Notre Dame.
Jim has been involved with photography for over thirty years with nearly half of that time spent working with and exploring the digital image. He has taught both traditional and digital photography at the college level while continuing to develop his own artistic vision.
In 2000, Jim had the first one-man show of digital photography at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Images of Harvest. He has given numerous talks throughout the United States, Canada, and the Singapore Art Museum. His work is held in corporate, public and private collections.
"My background of traditional large format and black/white silver gelatin prints has instilled in me the concept that the image is formed in the camera. While the computer offers an endless amount of manipulation I prefer to work with as little of these as possible leaving the image much as I envisioned it on the camera's viewing screen."
Jim lives, photographs and teaches in a far northwest suburb of Chicago with his loving wife, where they built and enjoy their new energy efficient geothermal home on two plus acres of wooded land.
See more of Jim's work at his professional website.