THE FILE 200,000 digital and 35mm; 30,000 6x7, 6x17cm and X-Pan. I have been using digital capture since 2003 and offer quick delivery of digital files for projects.
OVERVIEW Ecotourism, adventure/destination travel in the American West, Alaska, Hawaii, Baja California, coastal resorts of Mexico, Pacific Rim. People exploring, enjoying cities and nature. Rafting, kayaking, hiking in national and state public lands, from wilderness to urban parks. Western highways and backroads. Native cultures and traditions. Architecture: Missions to modern. Great cities.
ADVENTURE TRAVEL/ECOTRAVEL People actively exploring the natural world: Kayaking in Alaska, Baja California, Arizona and Utah; hiking and river rafting in the Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon and Green River in Utah; hiking and backpacking in the American West; climbing in the Grand Canyon; horseback riding in Arizona.
MEXICO Kerrick James has been roaming the Baja California peninsula, Copper Canyon and the coastal resorts of Cancún and the Pacific Coast for twenty years, shooting the cities, the culture, the beaches, the natural world...the allure of Mexico.
GREAT CITIES Extensive files of San Francisco, Las Vegas and Phoenix. (Collection built from multiple shoots for Compass American guides to these cities/regions.)
SCENICS/LANDFORMS Shoots the landscape as part of the story. The landscape, both intimate and grand, is intrinsic to life in the American West, and James interprets it in 6x7cm and 6x17cm panoramic formats.
SPECIALTIES People enjoying the natural world, kayaking, rafting, hiking in the Southwest, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica. Destination travel in the American West. Mexico: Colonial cities, Copper Canyon by train and bus, beach resort cities. Extensive: Baja, Los Cabos, Sea of Cortéz, gray whales, painted caves, back roads. San Francisco (unusual overviews and cable cars, neighborhoods, people). Las Vegas (new casinos, skylines, nightlife). Aerials.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS U.S.: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. Mexico: Acapulco, Baja, Cancún, Copper Canyon, Guadalajara, Mazatlán, Oaxaca, Sonora, Puerto Vallarta, Tequila. Asia: China (Beijing, Sichuan), Japan (Himeji, Kyoto). Central America: Costa Rica, Panama. South America: Chile. Europe: Switzerland. Australia. New Zealand.
RECENT COVERAGE Costa Rica-Pacific Coast. Panama-Darien Jungle, Kuna Yala. Mexico-Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Todos Santos. Arizona: View Hotel-Monument Valley, kayaking Emerald Cave, Havasupai, Route 66, ghost towns, Grand Canyon rafting and hiking. Utah: Lake Powell, Grand Staircase Escalante. Montana: Glacier NP. Hawaii: Kauai, Maui, Big Island. Alaska: Glacier Bay, Wrangell-St. Elias, Prince Williams Sound.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PLANS In 2010, I am teaching photo workshops in Death Valley, Yosemite and Glacier National Parks (for Friends of Arizona Highways) and in Arizona and Utah (for AAA and Trafalgar Tours). Future projects include: April--hiking the historic trail from Navajo Mountain to Rainbow Bridge; shooting the new waterfalls of Havasupai in Grand Canyon; in June, shooting adventure in Utah.
CREDITS Magazines/Newspapers: Photo/text assignments for Alaska Airlines, Arizona Republic, Las Vegas Life, Outdoor Photographer; assignments for Popular Photography, Arizona Highways, Conde Nast UK, SKY, Sunset, Virtuoso Life, Wall Street Journal; more than 200 covers for books and magazines; stock supplied to Condé Nast Traveler, Endless Vacation, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Sunset, Islands, Via, Voyageur. Books: Abrams, Compass American (six titles), Insight Guides (five titles), Moon (four covers), National Geographic (two covers), Ulysses Press. Agents: Getty Images, Alamy. Member: SATW, TEOE, TJG.
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS Writes active adventure stories on river rafting, kayaking, hiking, climbing, more. Samples on request.
COMMENTS Full-time stock shooter available for assignment. My first love is eco-tourism. Now producing photo/text packages on active recreation subjects (kayaking, rafting, wilderness camps). Continually seeking new wild places where people are exploring and expanding their horizons. No research or holding fees.
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES Digitally produced fine art Crystal Archive prints, from 16x20 to 40x60.