Hi. I'm James Jackson, a freelance architecture and editorial photographer based in Washington, DC. My personal work often reconsiders the mundane via abstraction and removal of context. My commercial work, shot on location, focuses on environmental + editorial portraits, interiors + architecture, and food + beverage. I work regularly with boutique hotels, hotel groups, real estate development companies, and restaurants, and am a frequent contributor to regional food and lifestyle publications.
My client and personal work have been featured in ELLE, GQ, Bon Appetit, the Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Forbes, Dezeen, the Guardian, Thrillist, Zagat, and other national and international publications. In March of 2015 the Guardian said I was one of the best urban Instagrammers in the US. In September of 2015 I was invited by the Obama White House to photograph Pope Francis' arrival ceremony. I have an eye for details and quiet moments that many people miss. And I've spent the last five years visually immersed in the food and lifestyle scene here in DC, which has now risen to national prominence.
I’m available for DC-regional assignments, as well as on-location assignments worldwide. I’d love to hear from you. Please say hello!