Saturday, January 23, 2016

My St. Petersburg, FL Photography Studio. Take a look inside...

The place I spend most of my days... click click click! Photo after photo... Client after client... and it never gets old. I feel very fortunate to do something that I love, all day, everyday. Here's a look inside my St. Petersburg, FL photography studio.. where you'll find me working'...





Appointment only. Book your shoot today!

Till then,

Brian James

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Inspiration can be found everywhere... even places (or songs) you wouldn't expect.

Being a creative professional, inspiration is always found coming, going, and somewhere in between. Our clients look to us for our ideas, our approach, and in the end, our art. Sometimes, we have to dig deep, because a constant flow of ideas and inspiration can be taxing. Other times, it comes easy, and we're not even sure where it comes from. It can come from anywhere!

I read post recently from one of my favorites in this industry, Zack Arias, where he writes about inspiration, dropping this quote from Picasso:

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
Quite true, as you can't be inspired while sitting on the couch binge watching episodes of whatever has grabbed your attention. Possibly, yes, but it's not going to see the light of day as the next episode starts and that thought flies out the window. Working, and pushing your ideas, is when some of the best things come to mind. Zack goes on to compare three songs (technically the same song) all interpreted differently. The outcome is amazing! Taking an original, and playing it your own way, is the idea of inspiration, or as Zack describes, "interpretation". This post is excellent, and you have to go read, and listen to each song.. DO IT! NOW! GO!

http://dedpxl.com/inspiration-interpretation/

That is inspiration.. interpretation.

Zack Arias
Zack Arias, photographed in St. Petersburg, FL by Brian James. Circa 2010.
Thank you Z. Keep being awesome...

Till next time,

Brian James

Monday, July 6, 2015

Opening Saturday! STATEMENTS - A Fashion Photography Exhibit by Brian James



STATEMENTS

A Fashion Photography Exhibit by Brian James

Brian James is a Fashion and Headshot Photographer with a studio based in the thriving arts community of downtown St. Petersburg, FL. His work has been printed worldwide, and he continues to push boundaries. Using dramatic lighting and creative direction, his work arrests the eyes of the viewer. Come step into his visions as he presents "Statements", a fashion photography exhibit at The Art Lofts in the heart of downtown St.Petersburg.

Opening Saturday July 11th, 2015. 5pm-9pm.
ArtLofts - 10 5th ST N - ST PETE, FL 33701
Upstairs, above the Florida Craft Art Gallery (501 Central).
@BrianJamesPhoto
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