James Walters

Dreams- Before & After

James Walters
Dreams- Before & After

I love a good before and after image. This is from the 2014 Weddings Magazine Fashion spread and like most good stories, it was important to begin with the end in mind.

There were more than a dozen different images that contributed to the final.  We created different angles of "floating" dress by literally throwing the train.  That's me on the left throwing the front of the dress while operating the camera by remote.  Post production required images of bubbles and water reflections to create the look.  All of this was planned out in advance.  

How will history remember you? Okay, that's heavy, and we just met, so I'll take the pressure off and begin again by introducing myself. My mission is to help you answer that first question. I want to show you and your world in a way you haven't seen before and at some point hopefully incite a small riot inside your head. An unapologetic Gen-X warrior for self-expression, I help people tell their stories. Not just the pretty and polished, "made for Linkedin" version, but the real essence of their legacy. At my core, I'm a visual artist. The still photographic image has been my story telling medium for decades. Now I use words, images and on the rare occasion images in motion to push others to be more, do more and express more than they originally thought was reasonable. Are you still reading this? Really? I'm impressed. Moving on... I am Southern, though not fried. In my view, Bar-b-que should be enjoyed with any sauce on hand at the time. There is no need to quibble over which style of sauce best compliments. The real question is, "slaw or hushpuppies?" The correct answer is, "yes!".