Jim Smith is a freelance photographer who has worked in publishing and advertising for decades. His work has appeared in over one hundred books and magazines. His many clients include Walt Disney, West Point, Mohonk Mountain House, Le Cordon Bleu, Time Warner, The New York Times, Vogue, etc.
A graduate of Pratt Institute, Jim has received special recognition for his extraordinary images showcasing people, museums, travel and food. Jim's images are represented by two stock agencies: Photo Researchers Incorporated in NYC and Agenzia Fotografia in Milan, Italy.
His series about food and cookbooks for John Wiley & Sons, Inc. have been best sellers in their professional division. His newest book, Professional Cooking features over 800 of his extraordinary food images.
Jim recently completed a new book for Walt Disney called, Picturing the Walt Disney Family Museum. It showcases Jim's visual tour of the new Disney museum and the city of San Francisco.
Jim created a book for the National Civil Rights Museum called Everyday People. It features a visual tour of the museum and a striking portrayal of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
His photographs have appeared in the most prominent publications and magazines such as: Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Destinations, New York Magazine, Vogue, Memphis Magazine, Hibernia and The Washington Post.
Jim’s fine artwork has appeared in galleries throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City. He maintains a web gallery for photo acquisitions called Jim Smith Photo Arts. He is also working on a new book about the art of life called Warriors.
Jim lives and maintains his studio in the Hudson Valley of New York.