cinematographer | editor | photographer


Getting to know Joseph James.

Joseph James with his son


Helix House
Arizona State University
Barrett Jackson
Liberty Mutual
Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery
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Featured in Arizona Foothills Magazine 2014

Vogue New Exposure Selection 2013

NY Times Iraq War Photojournalist 2006


A native of New York, Joseph James had to travel a world away to get his unique start in photography. Already a seasoned model, stage and screen actor, and professional dancer; Joseph James found his true calling while serving our country in Iraq, capturing the stories of American soldiers with his camera. 

He is acclaimed for his sultry contemporary style, which has garnered both critical and commercial recognition. Most notably, his visually striking images have deemed him a master of both lines and lighting. James’ vision and ability to paint evocative stories that speak of the human essence and bold empowerment have left him recognized as one of the most influential modern-day photographers.