James is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors. He began his shooting career in Los Angeles and has worked everywhere from there to NYC where he currently has his home base. He has won numerous awards from PDN, American Photography, Communication Arts, The Art Directors Club, The International Color Awards and more. James is extensively published having shot everything from the cover of TIME to advertising campaigns for American Express, Pringles and Sephora. Recently, he began shooting more architecture, restaurants and food as well as becoming the Director of Photography at Newark Academy in New Jersey. He lives with his wife, daughters, and numerous pets in the lovely suburbs of New York City.