James Demaria is originally from Long Island, NY. He attended the Rhode Island School of Photography in the 90's and spent a few years traveling and living in places such as Cork City, Ireland and New Orleans, Louisiana. The latter he calls his spiritual home. James 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 Perry Ellis, Alex Gaines, The Louis Armstrong House Museum, The Yogi Berra Museum, Basin Street, Arista and Columbia records, SPIN Media, Toyota, Brooklyn Vegan, Sterogum and WYES in New Orleans (PBS) and many many others.
New for 2020: The Historic New Orleans Collection has acquired James's photo and video work with Dr John and is in the process of acquiring all of his photography and video work shot with New Orleans subjects.
For a resume or if you have any question about hiring James please send a message on the contact page.
James (right) with legendary Louis Armstrong Photographer Jack Bradley.