Raised in Philadelphia, James was a tour photographer and documentary filmmaker for artists such as Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and DNCE. While also operating as a G&E on their music videos, James transitioned into the camera department to expand his knowledge in cinematography. While working with established DPs in Los Angeles, he trained his eye and learned to create a look through lens and light. 

Now living in Brooklyn, James photographs documentaries, commercials and fashion films for brands and establishments like Gore-Tex, Under Armour, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and others. As well as indie narrative shorts, feature films, and music videos