James Cole is a Fine Art Photographer with a deep love and passion for both photography and travel. A world traveler, he sees life as a journey and sharing the images he's captured during his travels is a way of taking the viewer along for the ride.
James has always been mesmerized by photography. Self-taught, initially he began dabbling in photography purely as a hobby. His love of the art form continued to grow through the years, but then something happened. When he began traveling regularly to Europe and Asia, he fell in love with the beautiful architectural masterpieces and the dramatic landscapes he encountered. It was then that he began to explore photography more seriously, as he fell in love with what he saw through his lens.
At that time, he also began to experiment with new ways of representing his work. He discovered that he desired to photograph these beautiful places with a more artistic and stylized approach to photography. So he took his Nikon camera and traveled throughout Europe.
James has been told many times that, although he shoots grand spaces, his photography has an intimacy to it. There is emotion behind it. That is the biggest compliment! James' desire is that his photos will tell a story, elicit a reaction, beg a question, conjure a memory or invoke a feeling. At the very least, his hope is simply that those who encounter his work feel something.
James ultimate goal is to open a photography school for inner city youth.