James has been creating photographic art for over 19 years in a variety of photographic mediums including wet plate, film, polaroid, and digital. Portrait and nude studies have always been a constant study of James’ personal work.
James has immersed himself in the second oldest photographic process ever created, wet plate collodion, which has helped create a bond between himself and the physical work he is creating. Wet plate is shot on old wooden large format bellows cameras that were initially made from the Civil War era all the way through the Great Depression. You could never get the same image twice, making each plate a unique piece of art.