Welcome to Grassroots Photography

  My name is Jim Ross (owner/photographer)

I’ve been involved with photography nearly all my life starting at about 13 years old. I began printing photos for my local newspaper as part of my first job. Although I never owned a camera, I printed images taken by the local news reporters at various newspapers through my years in college. My first camera was purchased from a friend for $10 and I have been hooked ever since. My love for the photographic image has matured through my local camera / photo club, competitions and exhibitions. I have been a member of the Lake County (Illinois) Camera Club (check out my gallery on thier website) since the early 1980’s and a part-time wedding/portrait photographer for many years. Enjoy some of my work displayed here on these pages and visit often as the work will change on a regular basis. Thank you for visiting.