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“Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures” 

. . . Gregory Crewdson


"All of my images are preconceived in one way or another.  I draw from the emotional moment presented to me while it is back filled with years of subtle poetic affirmations.  I want people to feel compelled to comment and take a position on my imagery."


"The Last Spike"

Blad Flexbody, w/deconstructed (altered) Zeiss 150 sonnar, print - Archival Pigment on Gelatin Silver Fiber


"Wade", Faneuil Hall Marketplace, from Shattered Series, Fabulous FlexBlad w/Zeiss 150 Sonnar...Wade is a product of societal norms.


"The Professor",  NYU - School of Law -  My cherished custom flex blad with deconstructed  Zeiss 150 sonnar


"Echo of Sadness", Lumar - Limited Edition Expose' Offering


 . . . Becoming an Artist

James has always believed that one should put to print what stimulates.In his printing methods,both traditional and digital, he established a method of producing "textural dimension", utilizing both processing with exposure enhancement and digital refinement. All subject matter is conceptualized for impact, implemented and transferred to print by love of the craft. "My images play both in emotion and technique, while portraying private thoughts as public displays. I continually find myself emotionally divided as to exhibit my impressions while guarding my intention. If my images are to be taken literally, then let the viewer come to respect my work as simply honest. Whether my subjects are human figures, places or themes, all interpretations remain emotionally confined within a single dimensional print; this art is my passion.

"In his development as an artist, James has held fast to his impact theory and sense of self.  Having studied psychology, philosophy and a little theology, his visual environment is one of awakening.  James tells the stories of his daydreams through his latest body of photographs. These quietly seductive works hold a deep and moving quality of innocent desire.  Figures appear at the ends of alleys, on desolate beaches, above cityscapes, and beneath trees; they draw you towards them, making the eye chase its new companion.  James' photography offers a dream like sensation, the result of his unique grain structure and grey scale tonal range.  While objects around the periphery of the central image maintain a luscious intensity with their dark shadows and full mid-tones, the focus shifts as the eyes finds a hazy subconscious perspective.  His subjects are central to this surreal state while calling feelingly to the viewer.  James has created a world that captures a sense of the 'other', and speaks to the mind's natural curiosity.  His photos call to a place within us all and echo our adventurous and courageous nature.  James is commissioned both commercially and personally".


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