Raised in Austin, Texas, skateboarding ignited a creative spark in James's youth. These early influences to art, music, and culture helped shape his approach to cinematography.
James has photographed films that have screened at Cannes Lions, SxSW, and Sundance. He has lensed campaigns for HBO, A&E, Lifetime, and Showtime for such shows as True Detective, Girls, Silicon, Valley, Game of Thrones, Masters of Sex, The Client List. Additional recent commercial clients include Intel, Hugo Boss, Covergirl, Volvo, Target, Verizon, Pantene, Playstation, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, Toyota.
Apprenticeships in the camera department and joining local 600 International camera guild provided an environment to learn traditional techniques to aid James in developing a cinematic style of his own.
An organic approach to lighting and documentary style story telling is his forte, visually supporting directors and producers to create inspirational content.
James B. Hammond
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