Born and raised in Kingston, Massachusetts, James started a passion for art at an early age with drawing and painting. James ended up in San Diego, California for a few years painting houses, mixing paint, and helping with interior color designs. He ended back in Massachusetts in a small town called Westborough continuing construction and interior color design. From there he landed a job at the Art and Frame Emporium, under the owner Ed Turner, learning how to frame artwork, reigniting his passion for art and realizing he had an eye for photography. With having the great pleasure of helping other artists getting their career started by helping to host art shows for them and selling their work. After six years at the Art and Frame Emporium he took over management and saw a prime opportunity to express his self through his own photography. He mainly focuses on landscapes, enhancing the colors, HDR, or black and white, and he has dabbled in model photography.
“There is so much beauty in the world and you really have to slow down to notice most of it. Having a camera makes you become patient and observant. I am a self-taught photographer with an eye for capturing everything from the awe-inspiring beauty of fireworks in a Boston city skyline to a nineteen-twenties clad gentlemen with a glass of wine in one hand, the bottle in the other, and a face that encompasses emotions ranging from disgust to exasperation. My ability to mold into any genre of photography is enables me to stay significant during an era overflowing with camera phones and elementary kids toying with Photoshop. My technique varies from classics such as: portraits, wedding photography, and black and white film, to more unconventional aesthetics involving high-dynamic-range imaging, color enhancement, or even images of landscapes fallen into such disrepair and disregard that I might be one of the few to even notice their natural allure.”