Experienced, visual creative-professional, conveniently located between New York City and Philadelphia, Jim is a sought-after consultant to independent photographers, in-house design studios, marketing and advertising agencies as well as stock photo agencies. Jim has over 25 years experience as a photo editor/director, producer, as well as being a self-published photo-cookbook author. He has acquired a wide range of business skills as well, which include account management and photo operations. His well-rounded talents make him an ideal candidate for a variety of clients and he's always looking to apply his skills to new and creative projects.
"I strongly believe that collaboration between art directors, editors, and photographers is the best way to create sophisticated and compelling imagery."
Jim has contributed to editorial publications, promotional marketing material and advertising campaigns for domestic and internationally recognized titles and brands, including the cover of a NY Times Best Seller book.
photo editing • photo directing • art buying • contract negotiation • creative talent selection • account management • stock research • usage rights • recipe selection • recipe development • budgeting • P&L • photo shoot production • workflow • photographer relations • vendor relations • model agency relations • photo operations • digital asset management • portfolio editing • mentoring • traditional and digital photo techniques • image manipulation • color correction
Proficient in Photoshop, Lightroom and GlobalEdit programs.
Stockfood America (recipe development from existing photos), Lehigh Valley Chamber (video production), CF Martin & Company (usage rights consulting), Olive With A Twist (food blogging and recipe development), MyDealerWorld -Advertising Agency (shoot production, photo directing)
Producer and Photo Editor for Promotional Material:
MetaShred™ DVD, (Men's Health), Fitbie (Microsoft Network/Rodale Inc.), Organic Life, Yoga for Runners DVD, Bobby Flay & Family, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Tyler Florence & Friends
Photo Director for Editorial Print Projects:
Sound Mind Sound Body, South Beach Diet Series, Dr. Shapiro’s Picture Perfect Weight Loss, The History of Martin Guitar & Co., 8 Minutes in the Morning.
La Tavola: a collection of favorite Italian and Italian-inspired recipes - This self-published photo book was a labor of love. It took over a year to complete and contains over 80 recipes, most of which are shown with a full page color photo. Many of these recipes have been passed down through the generations and are part of my family's holiday traditions. I hope some of these will become family favorites as well and enjoyed for generations to come. http://www.blurb.com/b/5446197-la-tavola
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