Sketch by  James McClung

Sketch by James McClung

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, Trust, Hundred Proof, Bar Kindred and Royale. Contributing Photographer for Art Culinaire Magazine, The Michelin Guide, Food and Wine MagazineLife and Thyme Magazine, Tooth-Ache MagazineImbibe Magazine, Tales of the Cocktail, Bravo TV, DiningOut San Diego, LA Weekly 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.