Based in Camden Maine, Jim works as a fine art photographer, custom digital printer (as Nickelson Editions), book maker, and teacher. Before committing himself to the photographic life, he pursued the classic artistic career path of NASA engineer and corporate attorney (with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School).
Jim has received numerous awards, including being honored as Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park, Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona, and the Baer Art Center in Iceland. He was also honored as Book Artist-in-Residence at Maine Media Workshops + College.
Jim has exhibited widely, including in museums or galleries such as the Boston Athenaeum, Photo Resource Center at Boston University, Cove Street Arts (Portland, ME), Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA), Camerawork Gallery (Portland, OR), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockland, ME), University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME), Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA), Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME), Three Columns Gallery at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Soho Photo Gallery (NYC), University of Wyoming Art Museum (Laramie, WY), 555 Gallery (Boston, MA), Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA), Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO), Coconino Center for the Arts (Flagstaff, AZ), Gallery Photographica (San Francisco, CA), Carver Hill Gallery (Camden, ME), Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT) and Kingman Gallery (Deer Isle, ME).
In 2017 Rocky Nook published Jim’s Fine Art Inkjet Printing.
Jim’s work resides in museum, public, university, corporate and private collections across the United States and Canada.