"The camera always points both ways. In expressing your subject, you also express yourself."
--Freeman Patterson

"I love the idea of making a photograph. The concept of experiencing a temporary, instantaneous moment in our life and giving it eternal existence with the click of a button is something that will never cease to amaze me." For the past 11 years, Damian James has been doing just that. He got his first SLR camera in 1998 while living overseas in Spain, a time during which he became inspired to become a photographer through his travels and experiences in the culturally rich and historic land of the Iberians. "It's kind of ironic that my very first photo excursion with my new camera was to Extremadura, Spain, the breeding ground of Spain's most famous Conquistadors," he states. "I guess I felt like I was ready to conquer the world with my new Nikon N50 and an arsenal of 35mm film!"

After numerous travels and photographic journeys through European soil, Damian returned to his home state of California to pursue photography as a profession. After completing 2 years of photography school, and later working in the field of commercial advertising, he is now a freelance photographer who remains dedicated to his roots of travel/documentary photography in addition to his frequent assignments in the fields of photojournalism, advertising, and portrait/lifestyle photography.

Damian's work has been displayed at several galleries in the L.A./Orange County area, including The Anaheim Museum, B.C. Space in Laguna Beach and the Edouard de Merlier Gallery in Cypress, California. In addition to his freelance work, he happily volunteers his time and photograhpy to Para Los Ninos, an organization that provides assistance to over 4,500 underpriviliged children and families throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.


Guarani indigenous village, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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