Member Since: November 2009
Dominique James is an experienced commercial and fine art photographer based in the United States. For more than 25 years, he has worked on a variety of film and digital imaging projects. Of special interest is his ongoing series of personal works th... more
|Artist Statement:||Dominique James is an experienced commercial and fine art photographer based in the United States. For more than 25 years, he has worked on a variety of film and digital imaging projects. Of special interest is his ongoing series of personal works that explore the many aspects and dimensions of both black-and-white and color fine art photography.
While in Asia, he established an important professional career by photographing countless famous individuals such as celebrated entertainment personalities and top fashion models as well as high-ranking politicians and prominent socialites. In addition, he has done numerous commercial, advertising and corporate photography. Some of his international clients include Avon, Apple, Epson, Fuji, and Nikon.
Dominique James also regularly conducts popular models and photographers workshops. Frequently, he serves as a judge and a consultant to photography contests, model searches, beauty tilts, and talent competitions.
To date, he has presented more than 50 one-man and group photography exhibits. While he is best known for his celebrity portraits, his scope of work is diverse: it includes cutting-edge fashion, product, food, travel, landscape, architectural, interior, and adventure photography for advertising, commercial, corporate, entertainment, fashion, and media use.
His specialization covers digital photographic imaging (fashion, portraiture, products, still life, commercial, advertising, corporate, food, landscape photography), digital imaging post-production management (editing, enhancement, file management), visual conceptualization and designs (magazines, brochures, flyers, leaflets, posters, CDs).
Dominique James is an Apple Certified Professional and Apple Certified Trainer for Aperture 1, 2 and 3. He is also an Epson Stylus Pro Photographer and a Nikon Pro Photographer.
|Education:||San Beda College|
|Professional/Teaching Experience:||Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI)
|Exhibitions:||May 13-18, 2009 - We Are All Photographers Now, New York Photo Festival '09 (New York): A major group exhibit showcasing how digital photography is changing the way we capture, manipulate, share and store images. (Curated by William A. Ewing, Director of Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne.)
October 13-15, 2007 - Conversations, Mobile Pilipinas 2006 (Alabang Town Center, Philippines): A group exhibit that aims to use technology as an artistic tool.
May 02 - June 18, 2006 - Beauty, Jorge B. Vargas Museum (University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines): An Epson-sponsored solo exhibit featuring black-and-white large print portraits of 50 of the most beautiful women in Philippine show business.
October 20, 2006 - The Rainbow Project (Napkil-Orosa Courtyard, Malate, Manila, Philippines): A solo exhibit on creative and visual expression of naked male bodies.
April 01 - June 31, 2005 - Human Excess (Philppine Center for Creative Imaging, Kodak Building, Makati, Philippines): A creative color exploration of both male and female naked bodies.
September 10-15, 2004 - Avon’s Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye (Shangri-La EDSA Mall, Philippines): A group exhibit on the triumphs of breast cancer survivors.
|Artistic Influences:||Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, Edward Steichen, Dmitry Medvedev, Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Richard Prince, Richard Avedon, Peter Lik, Eugène Atget, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibovitz, Paul Strand, and, the unknown photographer of the tintype portrait of Billy the Kid (1879–80)|
|Artist Tags:||landscape, still life, portrait, nudes, fashion, fine art|