Creative. Photographer. Storyteller.
Available for Commercial & Editorial Assignments along with Stock Image Requests - Based in San Francisco
Represented by Wonderful Machine
Represented by The Gren Group
"Quality photography and highly dependable best sums up working with James Wirth. For over a year now, we've had the chance to work with James for various photography needs.
His skill and experience was immediately apparent from the first few photo shoots and we have relied heavily on his photography since. James has had to plow through thousands of still product photography to navigating shots on more elaborate sets of "in the moment" lifestyle scenes. Our product photography tends to be specifically formatted product shots - many with difficult lighting challenges, and yet he was able to knock each project out of the ballpark. He works well both remotely at his personal studio, as well as traveling to the office to shoot at our studio in-house. James always arrives fully equipped, which becomes evident through all his successful and deadline meeting photo shoots. James has also been a great resource as a consultant for getting our studio up and running with the proper equipment needed.
James Wirth's work ethic is phenomenal. He is highly professional, organized and communicative which is key to getting the right photography to sustain our website brand. As a client and as someone who has had a chance to work closely with James, I can honestly say James is a great asset to have when looking to hire for your photography needs."
Judy Berry, Creative Director - Party City
"James did several amazing photo shoots for us at Kodak Gallery. We still use his summer kids photos all the time. Besides being aesthetically gorgeous - full of bright summer jewel tones - the tone for these shots is playful and fun, using props like cupcakes and swings to great effect.
I've also had the pleasure of viewing James' Nascar and Moto GP work. What makes his photos stand out whether they're of children or veteran drivers is how he captures the emotion of the moment - from childish exuberance to a private moment of pre-race contemplation, James' photos pack an emotional wallop effective for both advertising and editorial storytelling."
Jocelyn Markle, Sr. Web Producer - Kodak
"I've had the privilege of working closely with James over the past year-and-a-half at Kodak. He's a very talented photographer with the ability to get the best from his subjects, resulting in emotionally stirring images and candid action shots that tell stories, rekindle memories, compel and create profound connections with our audience, all from a unique perspective. His photography is a great fit with the Kodak brand and has become an integral part of our creative bank, supporting our marketing and e-commerce vision. The fact that Kodak is still using much of his photography throughout our website and in off-site marketing is testimony to his talent. I recommend him unconditionally and have only the highest praise for his work and talent.”
Rebecca Chu, Senior Designer - Kodak
“James is an amazing and versatile photographer. He can shoot portraits, lifestyle, food, sports, kids... you name it! He is super-creative and very easy to work with. I highly recommend him.”
Dennis Derammelaere, Creative Director - Flannel Brand
“I have used James for design projects as well as photography projects here at Palomar Medical. His work is Madison Avenue quality and I am always astounded at his consistency of output, in the rapid timeframe inherent to the graphics business. He very much cares for the overall impact of the piece, effectively merging copy and design into a wonderfully blended communications tool. His ability to capture moments with his camera is also astounding. An all-around pleasure to work with.”
Marie Sheridan, Art Director - Palomar Medical
“James seamlessly becomes an extension of a marketing team to create exceptional visual communications. An active listener, he ‘sees’ the client’s vision and can take it further than hoped, all while keeping a close eye on project timelines and deliverables.”
Lisa Duryea, Director of Marketing - MarketLive
Clients include but are not limited to:
AllPosters, Aprilia USA, Art.com, BabyTalk Magazine, Barbara's Bakery, Battles, Bonnier Corporation, Broderbund, Cafe Racer, Chet Burks Productions, Cycle World, Discovery Channel, Foo Fighters, Hachette Filipacchi Media, HD Theater, Hearst Corp., Infineon Raceway, JWine, Kodak, Lamb of God, The Learning Company, Leonor Greyl, MarketLive, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Mesa/Boogie, Micaela Greg, MotoGP, Motorcyclist, Mumm Napa, NASCAR, Party City, Paula Gren Representatives, PJ Harvey, RoadRacerX, Route 11 Potato Chips, Roxio, San Francisco Chronicle, Speedway Motorsports, Sonoma State University, Source Interlink Media, The Swatch Group, Think Tank Photo, Tissot, Winery Chefs
Professional Photographers of America, American Society of Media Photographers, Advertising Photographers of America, Editorial Photographers, Sports Shooter, Canon Professional Services