2nd Place - Merit of Excellence
Photograph - Archival Pigment on Gelatin Silver Fiber
Biography: "James stories are his daydreams through his latest body of photographs. These quietly seductive works hold a deep and moving quality of innocent desire. While objects around the periphery of the central image maintain a luscious intensity with their dark shadows and full mid-tones, the focus shifts as the eyes finds a hazy subconscious perspective. His subjects are central to this surreal state while calling feelingly to the viewer. James has created a world that captures a sense of the ‘other’, and speaks to the mind’s natural curiosity."