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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Jim Crotty

Photographer Photography by Jim Crotty LLC
Home 7383 Cades Cove Centerville County: Montgomery
Centerville Ohio 45459 United States
Home Phone: 9374779324 Website: Photography by Jim Crotty


The art of light and the beauty of connection – to the landscape, to nature, to the positive flow and exchange of creative energy. Photography has been my primary route to connecting with the world and life around me since first picking-up my first SLR camera in the 1970’s and heading off into the woods behind my childhood home, near Dayton Ohio. In 2003 I established Picture Ohio LLC as a full-time endeavor, encompassing fine art print sales, stock licensing, workshops and lessons, and commercial photography assignments. In addition to my avocation with photography I also teach college communications courses at both The Modern College of Design and at The University of Dayton, here in Ohio. I have a professional education and background in marketing communications, public relations and human resources management. At my very core though is a passion for storytelling, education and expression through art. My two daughters and my son keep me inspired and grounded, yoga and cycling keep me healthy, faith in the power of love and compassion keeps me going. More regarding my story and my work at

Artist Statement

What is appealing about the Dayton native’s images to clients – and what he strives to inspire in participants of his workshops and private instruction sessions – is the feeling illustrated in his photographs. Or, as Crotty likes to say, “Being present in the scene.” “Photography is tranquil and calming, especially when you are in the midst of a beautiful natural environment, appreciating what is around you and capturing the moment,” Crotty said. “In today’s age where everyone has a camera on their phone, people tend to rush with their shots and not absorb what’s around them. “I am passionate about the images I capture, regardless of the project or subject, but I am equally enthusiastic about teaching others the techniques and the art of taking photographs,” he added. “The better you understand how to operate a camera and tell lasting stories through images, the more you will develop a love for photography.”


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