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About James Lady

Fine art photography with a Soulful edge. Award winning Artist and Jack of all tricks and trades through the lens...

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5

Jay's artistic photography captures nature to reveal textures, depth of detail, and forms that are inspiring. He can even express motion through still images as seen in the girl with double hoola hoops. Patterns in nature are often times overlooked, but Jay has a talent for bringing them to life from a snake's tiny face, to a turtle's shell and even colors of a fish. My favorite piece is "Betrothed". This is a pair of Fiddlehead Ferns that are bending towards each other almost embracing. One can even see the patterning of each fine hair and discover the beauty of nature. After spending time on his website you feel at peace like after a walk in the woods. It's serene, tranquil and reminds you to stop and notice the magic of a common scene. Fire and Ice is a great example that is of snow covered trees backlit with the flame-colored sky at sunset. A man named Lady is a talented and treasured soul.See MoreRead Less"

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5

Jay lady = top shelf ALL THE WAY! He has an eye for the wonderful, and guaranteed - if it is among him, he shall capture it. He has inspired me on so many levels.... I remember a few years ago having a conversation with him, and I told him of my desire to get a new shutter bug. Why? Because I wanted to capture the absolute best image ever, and I felt that meant that I had to have the best camera ever!!!! You know what his response was? Well, I don't know what you're shooting with, but from all I've seen, they look pretty durn good to me!!! I chuckled! I think Jay's point was, if you love what you do, and the passion is there, then you are going to score every time!!! Right, Jay???? I am thankful to have been so fortunate to have found such a tremendous, not only roll model photographer, but a genuine friend. Thank you, Jay Lady!!!! 'Shoot on, and shine on' (-: love you!!!!See MoreRead Less"

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5

I have known James for approximately 10 years. We originally were introduced via mutual friends, and James had been professionally and personally photographing a number of different events I had attended. Through the review of his work/photos from these events, I was introduced to his broader range of work at Stillwater.

I must say that James is and exceptionally talented artist. His work is creative, expressive and emotional. His compositions are striking, and I encourage anyone reading this review to take the time to thoroughly review his portfolio. I hope that you will enjoy his work as much as I have, and I encourage you to contact James should you have any needs for portrait or commercial photography as well as art.See MoreRead Less"

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I've know "J" for about 15 years now and can only say that if one uses the criteria as expressed below by the great author Robert Heinlein, then "J" has passed with flying colors. What a talented and well rounded person is James with a keen and unique eye for art.

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1973)See MoreRead Less"

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5

I've known Jay for many years and most recently through Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. I knew that Jay was a photographer, but only recently was really exposed to his work. My wife and I had interest in having a photo of the church in our home, and of those that we had seen, we didn't really feel drawn to them. However, we found a photo of the church that we fell in love with, the colors, the vantage point, the composition of the photo...it was perfect. When we followed up with the church to find out the story behind the photo, we learned that it was Jay who had taken it. Since then, we've seen other photos that Jay has done and he's quite a talent!See MoreRead Less"

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5

Several years ago James did a series of photos of our family of six. James was able to bring out the personalities of six different but similar people and made it fun. To this day the photos from that session are among the best ever captured of our family and of each of us. We went to the Farms Park, rolled up our pants and stood in the water while he shot and shot. Then we all went into the tall grasses for more. James worked the light, the surroundings and our personalities into a great series. We cherish the photos from that day - that now seems so long ago. Don't wait!
James is an artist at the highest level and a good guy.
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5

I met James, (Jay), several years ago on the road. I sought out his website and was awestruck at his images. The conversations that succeeded the introduction have made us life-long friends.
James possess a gift. I have told him when he clicks the shutter he captures God's handiwork in nature, the joy and intensity of the moment, or the personality of the subject.
Jay has an eye for detail, and is a bit obsessive compulvie in a good way; he is committed to excellence in his work. I encourage those in need of capturing images to call Jay. I expect you will be grateful you did, and will likely make a friend in the process.See MoreRead Less"

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5

James brings his love of fishing to the world of fine art. Skilled in his composition, each piece is technically lovely. You see his vision, and his passion with every image. It's as if you were there, but he brings you to focus on the beauty of it. I love being able to "see" the beauty of nature through his lens, in his work.

Oh, and because he markets his work in various ways, in various formats, we can take some of those breath-taking moments home with us. I bought a necktie, with one of James' images imprinted on it, and it received a bazillion compliments!

Thank you, James, for the wonderment you bring to us.
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5

James has a keen eye for seeing the beauty in settings that many of us would pass by without even noticing. His love of the outdoors and of people comes through clearly in the quality of his photographs. I have purchased prints from James and I was very impressed by his attention to detail and making sure that exactly what I was looking for was achieved. As an amateur photographer and having worked in the graphic arts industry for many years I know how challenging it can be to capture shots that really stand out. James excels at taking his vision and creating captivating artwork.See MoreRead Less"

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I found Still Water Studio by chance on the web a good six years ago. I saw photos there that looked alive to me. There was movement and vibrant colors in them too real for them to be just a photograph. That was my first impression of his art.

Now knowing my friend James as I do it's who he is, what's inside of him that sees a glimmer of light off the back of a trout or a shadow across a room that he can bring to life in an instant as only he can do.

James is a lover of life. It's easy to see that in what he sees through the lens of his camera.
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5

I have known James Lady for several years, personally and professionally. I have watched him develop (pun intended) from a gifted amateur to a skilled professional. He is a charming outdoorsman whose personality is reflected in his photography. He has a wonderful eye for color and composition. Rarely have I encountered someone that not only sees the abstract beauty in nature but is able to capture it.

Nature photography is not the only area in which his talents lie. He has a knack for candid portraiture that I envy. He is a true people person.
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I was lucky enough to meet Jay through a company where we were working together. When we went out for a company dinner, he had a camera around his neck. Later we spoke about his art and he shared his website with me. I was blown away by the images he has captured! His photos give me a sense of peace since I share his love of the outdoors and fly fishing. He has inspired me to always have a camera with me on fishing and hunting trips, and I hope to capture one or two images that are kind of close to his work. Amazing photos, person and friend.See MoreRead Less"

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James and I have a couple of interests which connect us. I too am a bit of a nature photographer, using much of my photography as reference material for my paintings.... but James is considerably more talented. His work is nothing short of stunning. He has an uncanny ability to see beauty hidden everywhere and the skill to take advantage of every opportunity. He and I also share a passion for fly fishing and, again, he finds a way to share with everyone his vision of nature and the sport we hold so dear. He is truly one of a kind.See MoreRead Less"

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I have had the pleasure to know Jay for many years. His work is beautiful, evocative, educational, and will brighten your day in so many ways. His work expresses his love and appreciation of life, nature, friends, family, and demonstrates the depth of his soul which he is kind enough to share with us. He views life in a unique way and will open your world to beauty where you may not have been aware it existed. His works are a must have for nature lovers and those who love beauty in many forms. Jay is truly the guy with the eye.See MoreRead Less"

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James is a perfectionist--and it shows in his work. He is the Hemingway of cameras with his skill at capturing natural beauty. His is a unique style, and one he shares with gusto--even mounting his specialized photos on metallic paper for additional effect.

It was my pleasure to feature him in a column at Detroit City Buzz, examiner.com after having met him at the Funky Ferndale Festival.

Wendy Clem
Examiner.com
Detroit City Buzz
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I found James Lady purely by accident...through an Internet search engine. He has been amazing to work with. His photography is gorgeous. His customer service, impeccable. He is professional, courteous and talented. I have since done business with him several times and look forward to more purchases in the future. I love his eye for things and the quality of his prints and cards. James Lady won't fail to deliver!See MoreRead Less"

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James and I are both professional photographers. Our differences are only at what we specialize in our craft. While we both produce art, I am more of the commercial / ad photographer. James is the consummate artist. A gentleman at hand, he produces vivid, absorbing color textures like no other. His images are captured for you to admire and enhance your lifestyle!

Michael Raffin /> Mars Photo and DesignSee MoreRead Less"

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Jay is a consummate professional and his compositions are excellent and thought-provoking. When viewing his work, I often find that I am putting myself in the scene in pieces such as river and fly-fishing scenes. I've know Jay since high school and he is a great individual in addition to being a great artist. Personality and connection are so important to developing a good working relationship.See MoreRead Less"

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5

I met James Lady the way we meet a lot of people these days: via social media. Although these relationships may not be person-to-person, a few individuals transcend the virtual word and stand out as something very real. Mr. Lady's photography speaks, not only for itself but in a voice that captures mood and emotion. In that sense it's ironic that his portfolio leaves me speechless."

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Being the subject human or nature, James is a talented photographer. His family portraits are full of life and his nature photos are moving. James finds views & details that others miss and records them perfectly. James and I connected through our love of fly-fishing and photography. His close-ups of fish skin and head are bright treats for all fishermen."

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5

James is a very talented photographer. When I met James at a coffee shop to pay for and receive one of my favorite pieces of his, he arrived, placed the work on the table and sat down. Within minutes we had THREE people stop and offer to buy it! along with floods of compliments on it. Well done James! I have decorated a room around that piece. :)"

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James and I have ben acquaintances for several years through our love off Trout fishing and the beautiful places that they inhabit. At the time i was the President of a local chapter of Trout Unlimited and had asked James to work on a cologue of photos depicting these beautiful places for our Display Booth. James did a wonderful job."

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I've seen a lot of Jame's pieces, and his work is outstanding. His photographs outdoors are both creative and beautiful, and show nature in ways we don't usually get to see. The photos he's taken of people are also wonderful and really capture his subjects' personalities. He's easy to talk to, and seems to really love his work!"

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5

Jay is a wonderful photographer that I have worked with in the past. As a professional photographer myself, I can appreciate his fine eye, attention to detail and his understanding of light and how it can play in his beautiful imagery. He has a true talent in the skill and craftsmanship of photography.

Linda Krehbiel"

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James and I have known each other for years. He is a very good photographer and extremely creative. He has the ability to see art where others would pass it by. Once he sees an image in his head, he has the ability to bring it int fruition. He has a natural sense of wonder that causes him to push creative boundaries."

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James has done some wonderful images and is a person that is concerned about the environment and conservation. He has a keen eye for capturing nature. It has been a pleasure to know him and to see his beautiful artwork.
I wish him the very best in all his endeavors.
Sincerely,
Jeannie Wallen, Photographer and artist"

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An absolutely great photographer. James captures the human spirit, expressions and timeless beauty for the masses. There is something for everyone, from portraits to human life.
More than just a photographer, James delivers life portraits, Brilliant in choosing his lighting and backgrounds."

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James is a very talented artist - his eye for the beauty in nature is truly inspiring. I always look forward to seeing his latest creations. His juxtapositions allow me to see the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary.
You are in for am amazing journey as you view his work. Enjoy!!"

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This gentleman is an amazing artist! I have seen his work first hand from taking the amazing photographs to the final product. I can say that I am truly honored to own a truly wonderful piece of art by this gentleman whom I have only met once. James is truly a very talented artist."

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5

James photographed a family event for us. He was very professional and was never in the way. His work is well framed and captured every important moment of this beautiful event with style. We would highly recommend James for any of your photography needs.
Ed and Tish Bourke
GPW, MI"

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I have known James for 20 years. We have purchased photographs from him. James attention to detail and ability to capture certain moments in photography make him stand out from others in his field. His professionalism and care are exemplary and he has my highest recommendation."

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James has worked with me on a number of occasions through Trout Unlimited and fundraising for annual banquets. His passion for his art is only matched by his love for his family and for the trout in the rivers we fish. Any piece of his work should be proudly displayed....."

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James has a great eye for color and photography. The compositions and details that he focuses on set him apart from other photographers. His personal drive and work ethic are an inspiration, while his personality is gracious and comfortable. A talent to be rocognized!"

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James has a great eye for capturing nature, at times in an abstract way, I love his iPhone cover using a close up image of a trout's skin. It's awesome how he has combined his love of fly fishing with his passion for photography. Good on you."

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5

Jay has a great eye for photography, both outdoor landscapes as well as family photos. Jay did our family photo for our christmas card and we were so pleased with the results that we had him photograph my parents 50th wedding anniversary."

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I've never met James in person, or even been to stillwater studio. What I can say about the work I have seen from James, is the man knows how to capture an image, an angle and a trout ! From my perspective, he's the guy with the eye =D."

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Jim's art relates to both the content and emotion he puts into his work . He cartels this with interesting photographic angles - in all ways gathered. Jim always has an interesting exhibit, and has you coming back to see what's next."

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5

Today with web exposure to all art forms worldwide there seems to be a lot of me too art............... then a narrower subset of true creativity......then there are the special few like James Lady!! Chip Drozenski"

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James has introduced his art to me through his Facebook page displaying some of his remarkable photography. His images portray the simple beauty of nature, the underlying truth of the natural world."

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James Lady is an exceptional artist. His art is unique in which he is able to protray beauty where most people would miss. When I see some of his work, I imagine there is a story behind each one."

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I met James Lady on fb. his art and photos, are just outstanding, and being just the person he is, he stands out from the rest, vary positive attitude, and kind, I truly enjoy seen his post on fb."

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Jay has an uncanny ability to bring to life the most beautiful aspects of nature. Beauty in nature is around us all - but Jay captures the kind of powerful images that leave you speechless!"

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I have been following James's work for quite some time now. I have been impressed with his professionalism and approach which makes his art stand out! Kudos from artist to another!"

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5

James photographed an event for us. He was very professional and covered every aspect of the occasion. His pictures are beautiful and hang in our home today.
Ed & Tish Bourke
GPW, MI"

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As a fishing buddy and being an artist myself I highly appreciate the beauty and freshness of water and life in it, as captured in a most poetic and dreamy way by James Lady."

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James has a remarkable eye for beautiful things. His outdoor work is phenomenal. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for high quality professional work."

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5

Absolutely beautiful photography, James has an exceptional eye for color, subject, and negative space. He can tame the most mundane subject and find it's unique character."

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Unique artist who not only captures beauty and life in the eyes of a camera but utilizes the heart and soul. Always look forward to seeing James next diverse collection."

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Simply put? Jay has a gift , he catches the moment, nature, God's handiwork...or the joy in a moment filled with silent laughter...such a gift...
In a owed, exceptional."

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5

James' love of the outdoors along with his keen eye for the abstract in the natural world shines through in his artistic photography. Keep them coming my friend."

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5

I'm friends with James and have seen a lot if his work. Great photographer and very unique. He has a great eye for beautiful photos. Would highly recommend him."

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5

Jay has a great eye. His work is artful, beautiful and elegant. My experiences with Stillwater Studios has been excellent and I highly recommend Jay's art."

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I've known Jay since high school; what a great guy! His art beholds a stillness and solitude that only nature can hold and his eye can capture. Stunning!"

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James lady has an amazing eye for taking the most beautiful photographs from original points of view. He is modern, talented, and always full of surprise!"

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5

Jay is a friend and amazing artist. His pictures capture joy, beauty, and have a very good array of subjects. It is always a delight to see his work."

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5

James has an amazon eye and was awesome to work with! Fair prices and magnificent process led to a magical result and happy customer. Thanks Jeff"

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James has a unique talent to be able to portray the beauty of all things in a poetic and emotional manner. His photography is truly breathtaking!"

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5

James' work is always moving. There is definitely nothing static about his work. I always want to jump right into his pieces! Gorgeous stuff."

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5

Photo work by James Edward Lady touches all the senses. It takes a patient and soulful eye to discover the depth and clarity that he captures."

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5

Jay is an amazing talent who sees through his lenses a world that others don't. He can take the simplest of objects and bring them to life."

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James work is magnificent, the colors and perspectives he captures are both unique and inspired. I always look forward to his latest shots."

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James is a Fabulous photographer... He captures moments and memories without his subjects knowing!!!
Great Guy!!! Awesome Photographer!!!"

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I have known Jay Lady since grade school....he has an amazing eye for beauty in nature ..his photographs are outstanding works of art...."

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5

I came across James and his work at an art fair in Ann Arbor in the summer of 2008. I think his work is lovely, he is very talented."

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James has an incredible eye for composition. He is a photographer whose work is compelling, captivating, and continually inspiring!"

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5

This guy is very creative and have fun being creative.
I used to work with James at Matria Healthcare. He's a very good photographer"

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James has worked with our Trout Unlimited Chapter donating artwork. He has been very professional and his work is well received."

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James captures the heart and soul of a moment in time and allow us to enjoy that heart forever after. His work makes me FEEL!"

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5

His ability to capture the natural beauty that surrounds us is exceptional. His photographs are good for the soul."

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Our TU Chapter has worked with James on many events and his art work is very highly regarded in Northern Michigan~"

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Talented beyond any I have known with an eye for capturing the outdoors in spectacular brilliance."

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Jay has a great eye and was able to capture my parents 50th wedding anniversary in all its glory."

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I've been an admirer of James' work for some time. He's a gifted photographer with a great eye!"

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James has work that is worthy of praise. Lot of work in his art and it is just very lovely."

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Worked with him in the past, loving caring father, loves life and shares it with all he meets"

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I am consistently impressed with James's work. He has a fabulous eye for light and color."

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His photographs have such depth and meaning, but are soothing and tranquel to your soul"

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James is a dedicated artist, always pushing his personal touch to what his eyes see."

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5

Great photographer! You can always count on James to deliver stunning imagery."

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James has a true gift for photography and is an immensely talented artist."

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James does excellent work. His uniqueness and creativity set him apart."

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How do you put the beauty and feeling his pictures bring into words"

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5

Creative and professional ......a great combo!! Chip Drozenski"

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I have known James for many years. His work is amazing."

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His art shows both the content and emotion in his work."

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James' eye and ability to capture beauty is amazing."

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JLady is a creative genius... but very fishy !"

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stunning presentation of the essence of wild."

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Great photographer with a fantastic eye."

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His work captures the beauty in nature."

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I love all of Mr. Lady's photography!"

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Creative, fun, kind and insightful."

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Amazingly talented Artist!"

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Creativity and insight!!"

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Facebook, Rod Building,"

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Amazing photographer!"

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Dedicated. Talented."

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Does great work."

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Excellent work"

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