Philip James Filia, San Diego, CA USA Member Since August 2006 Artist Statement I'm originally from the "other" coast, raised at the tail end of the baby boomer generation, in Connecticut. My interest in photography was inspired in the early teens by a great friend and mentor who taught me the finer points of how to take scenic landscape photographs and develop them in a “real” darkroom. Fascinated with the process as well as the results, I retained an avid interest in the field.
In 1981 I moved to Baton Rouge, LA where I lived for two years and worked as an electrical engineer for the local newspaper. There, I was further educated and engrossed in the photographic journalistic field, "playing" occasionally in the darkroom at the newspaper. Two years later I moved to San Diego, CA where I now happily reside. After several “real” jobs I struck out on my own to establish Systems IQ, a company which provides computer consulting services for small and medium sized businesses. A few years ago I realized my motivation to turn my love of photography into a working enterprise, Philip James Photography.
Philip James Photography now provides a range of photographic services to agencies and individuals alike. I am a Juried Artist Member and recently elected member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park where I share a working studio in the Village, Studio 19, where hand blown art glass as well as my fine art photographs may be purchased. There, I am also available to teach classes in various aspects of photography. Philip James Photography also sources stock photos to Acclaim Images, a leading stock photography company which offers high quality, limited distribution digital images and fine art prints direct from the photographer. I also provide services to companies that seek out my unique and functional style of product and event photography as well as web site design where, naturally, I incorporate my photographs.
My fine art images range in style from scenic landscape work to street and architecture. Traveling frequently provides me with an opportunity to photograph some of my favorite places extensively. I visit Cape Cod yearly and love capturing images of the colorful villages, fishing boats and beaches. Recently, I visited London and Paris and have been to Hawaii’s various islands many times. Of late, one of my photographs, titled “Downtown”, won First Place at the 57th International Exhibition of Photography 2006 San Diego County Fair.
Oh, and you can download FREE SCREENSAVERS of many of the images you see in my galleries here on ImageKind by visiting the "Resources" section on my website www.philipjamesphoto.com.