Mosier, Oregon 2014

Jim Grossman

Loving Father, World Champion Kayaker, Special Olympics Organizer

Jim Grossman, 56, died May 30th, 2022, doing what he loves, kayaking. John Kerry, the godfather of Jimmy’s son Buey, said: “He paddled into a water hole and never came out.” The news hit me hard in the waking hours on the opposite side of the world. I was not able to express my shock and sorrow until my return.

I came to know Jimmy when his father, Sam, introduced us during Kerry’s presidential run in 2013. We teamed up and scoured New Hampshire, giving away 20,000 copies of my magazine that featured the then-Senator John Kerry on the cover. Since the fortuitous campaign, Jim Grossman and I have become life-long friends. He would visit me frequently with his son and daughter in tow: always with a carload of skis, kayaks, and planned activities. Always being the doting, loving, caring, and brilliantly instructive father. Their visits were always magical, and since we shared a love of photography, they were always full of visually collected moments.

A tribute to my friend — son of Sam Grossman, father of Buey & Saba Grossman — a few magical moments of a life well-lived. 

2010’s DECADES

GRATITUDE: A decade beyond expectation. I learned to live in the moment instead of capturing the moment. . . simply, being present to welcome the moment.

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1970’s DECADE

DECADE OF ADVENTURE: Fresh and exciting, a decade of innocent encounters, whether temporal or spiritual, all powerful awakenings. A dance of light, faith, and form, converging in time, out of chaos into moments of delight and awe.

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YOSEMITE AWAKENING

NEW WORK: It’s so hard to find new subject especially in iconic places where millions of photographs have been cherished. So when nature plays a role, I rejoice with gratitude in this new creative partnership.

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HONG KONG SUNSET

NEW WORK: I’ve visited Hong Kong a dozen times in the past 50-year. It seems any visit would not be complete without a trek up to Victoria Peak. It’s a view that lends perspective and reveals the general state of the world. My recent visit is no exception.

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Collectable

It may not be Art but it's a collectable!
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Barry Coleman

WRITER/MARKETING
My future blog about the late Barry Coleman will be completed here soon. Enter now to see photos. Circa 2015

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Neil Pryde

SAILMAKER
Future blog page about Neil Pryde (yes it’s a real person) will be added here. Enter now to see photos. Since 1993.

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Ron Jamis

FOUNDER OF JAMIS BIKE
A future blog about Ron Jamis will be added here. Enter now to see photos. Since 2003.

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Robert Pledge

PHOTO AGENT
Future blog page about Robert Pledge the founder of Contact Photo Agency will be added here. Enter now to see photos. Since 1984.

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Dasher

FILMMAKER
Welcome to the future blog page about the amazing Charles Dasher. Enter to see pictures. Since 1992

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