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ABOUT JAMES

Photographer living in Los Angeles CA. Raised on martial arts, side jobs and skateboarding with a bit of time in the rocky mountains in a small town with a population of about 1,600 in the Aspen Valley. Started shooting in 2006 motivated by Ryan Nixon, friend and photojournalist Samuel Hodgeson and creative Felix Winqvist from Sweden and followed his love of martial arts and broke into shooting with the UFC, and later becoming the photo director and chief photographer for their publication.

These early years hustling set the stage, and in 2013 he committed himself full-time to freelance photography - working with some of the premier brands in the world (below). 

He has not looked back. 

CLIENTS: Leica Camera, NIKE, Reebok, Beats by Dre, Apple, SONY Music, Ultimate Fighting Championship, PUMA, RVCA, ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS, Zico Coconut water, Vans, Indy Car Racing, GLORY kickboxing, Stampd Clothing, Made GOLD, Killspencer, Harpers Bazaar, New York Times T Magazine, XYIENCE Energy Drink, NYLON, CULUTRED 

   “We must breathe into the allegory the breath of our own life.”     -Edward Bernays (Crystallizing Public Opinion,1923)