Working with Wayne Gisslen, author of numerous cookbooks, Jim has created a formidable library of culinary images from all stretches of the world of gastronomy. A pioneer in how we envision our food, Jim took culinary photography to new levels during his years of work with the world-renowned chef.
To make food look as delicious and delightful on a page as it is in real life is no easy task. These images show how two practiced talents can make a 2D image come to life.
When it comes to culinary procedures it's often the case that one picture is worth a thousand words. Jim has mastered the art of creating award winning procedure shots for the many cookbooks he has worked on. His beautifully photographed visuals make cooking instructions easy to follow.
His photographs are immensely educational because the viewers right hand and left hand are the chefs right hand and left hand, leaving no doubt the proper way to make chocolate candy, peel tomatoes, braid bread, and much more. Flexibility, good taste, and creativity are evident in all of Jim's procedure shots.
Set on 80 historic acres, 1712 House blends 21st century comforts with 18th century charm. Completed in 2002, the Inn has six unique guest rooms. A delicious breakfast, cooked just for you, is included each morning. All this set within eighty acres of rolling fields, mature woods, ponds and clear mountain streams.
Jim's photography brings out all of the best aspects of this delightful house in its idyllic setting, creating a scene that one can hardly resist visiting.
Sloan Architects, P.C. has established their reputation as one of the most well-respected and versatile firms in the Hudson Valley and the northeast. Recognized for their ability to take into account every aspect of a project, Sloan Architects has garnered such clients as the Anderson Center for Autism and Vassar College, as well as many other commercial and residential projects.
Their attention to detail, versatility and eye for design brought them to Jim Smith Photography. Jim's similar taste in aesthetic of clean professionalism with an imaginative eye, hit the perfect note that Sloan Architects needed when it came to marketing their skillful and thoughtful architectural work.
Rich and restrained, elegant yet comfortable. Jim's room interiors capture homes nobody wants to leave. No wonder he is sought after by discerning clients to showcase lovely residences throughout the Hudson Valley. Jim and his crew stage each interior and the effect is spare, yet sumptuous. His images are atmospheric, intimate and relaxed.
Jim uses existing light enhanced by subtle strobes that time and time again create an attractive ambience. The common factor is simplicity, warm textures, and good photography. And that's the heart of it, the elusive art of photographing environments where people enjoy life. Jim has emphatically mastered capturing real room interiors.