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Photographer and author Ira Rosen was born, grew up and still resides in northern New Jersey. He graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Communications and spent fifteen years working as a manufacturers’ representative in the consumer electronics industry. In 1986, at the suggestion of his wife, he brought along a camera to Game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the New York Mets and Houston Astros at Shea Stadium in New York. In 1989, during a summer vacation in Chicago, Mr. Rosen also photographed Wrigley Field and the soon to be demolished Comiskey Park. Upon enlarging several of these images, Mr. Rosen felt that they were marketable so, in 1990 he founded Stadium Views, Inc.

Since then, Stadium Views has supplied posters and limited edition photographs to the art and framing industry.  In 1998, the company expanded into licensing the images. Licensees have included Ata-Boy, a magnet manufacturer; Technicraft, makers of throw blankets; Aerial Views, a poster publisher; and Webshots, the leading Internet supplier of screen savers.

In October 2001 Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House published Mr. Rosen’s first book, the illustrated Blue Skies, Green Fields: A Celebration of 50 Major League Baseball Stadiums featuring his portfolio of stadium photographs, action shots and still-life images. The book went to three printings.

In 2004, Universal Studios featured Mr. Rosen’s Major League stadium photographs in the 15th Anniversary Special Edition DVD release of Field of Dreams. Movie credits include Bruce Almighty and the 2005 Paramount Pictures’ release The Weather Man. His television credits include CBS-TV's’ Everybody Loves Raymond, ABC-TV’s Once and Again and TBS’s Idols of the Game.

Mr. Rosen’s second book The American Game: A Celebration of Minor League Baseball  was published by HarperCollins in the Fall of 2006.  This book features interviews and photographs of ballparks, players and the entire Minor League experience.  It was a History Book of the Month Club selection.  In Fall 2009, Tommy Bahama issues a limited-edition camp shirt featuring the Fenway Park night image.


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