Jim Nilsen spent twenty years fishing commercially and photographing in Alaska. During his fishing years he obtained a degree in photography from Spokane Falls Community College. His photos of the commercial fishing industry have been widely published on magazine and book covers, calendars, and even a billboard in Canada.
In 1991, Jim made the decision to jump ship and pursue his real love, photographing colorful scenes in colorful places, most of which happen to be outside of the United States. Foreign locations visited so far include Brazil, France, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, and Puerto Rico. Domestically, Jim has photographed in New Orleans and the Southwest.
Jim resides in Edmonds, Washington with his wife Magrit and their cat Roshi.