James Demaria is originally from Long Island, NY. He attended the Rhode Island School of Photography and spent a few years traveling and living in places such as Cork City, Ireland and New Orleans, Louisiana. He settled in Manhattan and continued his education by working for various commercial and fashion photography studios as well as working as a customer service representative at a commercial photo lab in NYC's Photo District. Here he would make the contacts that would enable him to get his foot in the door at magazines, ad agencies and fashion houses.

His work has been featured in many magazines such as Maxim, Gear, Stun, Edge, High Times, and Cannabis Now. And also featured in newspapers, ads, cd covers and websites. His clients past and present include Habitat for Humanity, The New Orleans Musicians Clinic, Perry Ellis, Alex Gaines, The Louis Armstrong House Museum, The Yogi Berra Museum, Basin Street, Mercury and Columbia records, SPIN Media, Toyota, Brooklyn Vegan, Sterogum and WYES in New Orleans (PBS) and many many others.

For a resume or if you have any question about hiring James please send a message on the contact page. 

** News for 2021: The Historic New Orleans Collection has acquired James's photo and video work with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr John and is in the process of acquiring all of his photography and video work shot with New Orleans subjects.