James Butchart graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle, and received his degree in commercial and fashion photography with an emphasis in architecture and people illustration. One month after graduation he relocated to Los Angeles. For 26 years he has been professionally shooting for an extensive list of clients in Seattle, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Paris and Italy.
Having shot over 200 magazine covers, hundreds of headshots, and thousands of luxury homes, estates, and commercial buildings, James is a master at creating the images needed to market and display almost anything.
Although James has been based in Palm Springs since 1999 and shoots for his consistent clients all over Southern California and Las Vegas, he spent the Spring of 2012 in Paris, France shooting 300+ year old estates. He then spent the summer of 2013 in Italy shooting the 1,000 year old hotel ‘Castello Val di Colle’ – www.castellovaldicolle.com - as well as the world famous “Villa la Fiorita” on the Amalfi Coast in Positano, Italy and la Bucaccia in Arrezzo, Italy. Local clients have included Diane Williams and associates, Stanfield Real Estate, Janine Stevens, TTK Represents, Michael Slate, Marc Sanders, Rich Nolan, Leonardo Montenegro, Neil Curry of NDC Homes, and hundreds more.
Whether shooting right here in Coachella Valley, or somewhere in Europe, James puts his entire heart and soul into every project he takes on.
James doesn’t take pictures… he creates images.