I've known James since 1992 when I was into my first year as a staffer at The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash. I think James was 19 or 20-years-old. He got his start as an intern right out of high school. He made a wad of cash shooting the aftermath Curt Cobain's suicide. With that in the bank, he went to New York, London, Bosnia and back to New York. He landed at LIFE magazine as a contract photographer after Joe McNally left. He shot some stories and had some covers. He then travelled some more for Outside magazine and bunch of others. There's a lot more, that just what I know. But, one thing for sure, he's accomplished quite a lot for a kid from Marcola. I've been to Marcola. There's a store, a restaurant and a phone booth that doesn't always work, which is important to know, because there's no cell service either. Anyway, I thought it was important to add that, because he won't tell you any of it unless you ask.