James has been taking pictures for more than half a century. His first camera, a Kodak Brownie, was given to him as a Christmas present by his parents when he was about 8 years old. Since then, cameras and picture taking have been important parts of his creative life.
As an environmental scientist and activist, he traveled the globe for nearly 40 years. He has completed projects in the Philippines, Guyana, Brazil, Canada, Guam, Saipan, and Yap as well as in many locations throughout the United States. He has lobbied Congress and state legislatures, worked on behalf of numerous advocacy groups, and organized protests and demonstrations to fight for environmental protection and environmental justice. He has won national recognition for his environmental work and was asked to participate in significant national endeavors such as the Seventh National Forest Congress and President Clinton’s Sustainable Communities Initiative. Original photos were widely used for reports, proposals, presentations, grant requests, and educational media. He also periodically performed commercial photography services during this time for a variety of clients in a variety of settings.
James decided to pursue photography as a full time artistic endeavor in 2012. Since then he has been invited to Australia and a variety of locations in the United States to take pictures. James was featured artist for St. Paul’s Lowertown Arts District in April of 2013 and was invited to participate as an emerging artist in the Minneapolis Pancakes and Booze Underground Art Show in April of 2014. James sees beauty in every corner of the world, and in the people he meets. He has the ability to capture that beauty, sometimes unrecognized by others, until they see his work as interpreted through his camera lenses.
James is easy to work with. He has the artistic abilities to create unique images that will stimulate conversation and make people take a second look. Contact him today for more information.