James is involved personally with
his work every step of the way, not just "clicking the button"
on his camera. He does all his own editing, cataloging, color
correcting and cropping in his Mac computer. He does not do a
lot of manipulation of his photos, but is currently doing a series
of African subjects in sepia tones to capture a bygone era. He
then runs many test prints on his large scale Epson printer to
make sure the colors are perfect. Once any adjustments are made
he prints each photograph with Archival ink on smooth white canvas.
After hand inspecting them to make sure they are perfect, he
painstakingly finishes them by coating them in a low gloss varnish,
then hand signs and numbers them in strict limited editions.
Recently James has come up with
a new concept called "THE ONE". These large scale photos
are produced as a one of kind - an "original" if you
will. The slogan is "One photographer, One Moment, One Collector".
"ONES" will never be reproduced again as fine art in
any form or size.
All his photos are framed in such
a way as to be hung in any fine art collection.
James travels extensively, having
been all over the North American continent, Costa Rica and four
countries in Africa. He and Jan led groups annually to Kenya.
While most of his photography focuses on African subjects, with
a particular affinity for birds, James is also currently building
his North American portfolio.