Sketch by Claire Gunn

Jim is a chef and an award winning food photographer/cinematographer based in Southern California. As a classically trained chef and graduate from the Art Institute, his ability to cook and understand food helps him portray food in a unique way. He works with his clients to help them develop their brand through a creative visual narrative.

He is the chief photographer for Californios, Protege, Liholiho Yacht Club, Lundy Way Aprons, Kindred, Trust and Royale. Contributing Photographer for Art Culinaire, The Michelin Guide, Food & Wine MagazineLife and Thyme, The Migrant Kitchen, Imbibe Magazine, Tales of the Cocktail, San Diego Magazine as well as a host of restaurants/clients. In addition he is a consulting Leica photographer for Camera West and Leica San Francisco.

He is the founder/director for Soigné Films. His production company focuses on creative story telling in the culinary and cocktail industry.

To view some of his personal work, visit his Flickr page.