Sketch by James McClung

Sketch by James McClung

Jim is often on the road traveling for food shoots and for inspiration. Recent travels for food shoots include Baja Mexico, Tomales Bay, Brooklyn and the Yucatan. In early 2017 he is scheduled to fly to Oaxaca to film documentary on the mezcaleros, Brooklyn, San Francisco and Portugal.

To view his ongoing project of documenting Mexican Street food titled โ€œDel Sur, click here.

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

When not cooking or shooting, he can be found spending time with his other loves: his beautiful wife and little girl.

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 is able to showcase the food in an editorial, advertising or lifestyle perspective. In addition, he has a passion for shooting film, from his 35mm Leica M6 to medium format camera.

He is the chief photographer for Eater San Diego, Californios, Juniper and Ivy, The Crack Shack, Bar Kindred, and Spoleto Italian Restaurants. Contributing Photographer for Food and Wine MagazineLife and Thyme MagazineTales of the CocktailImbibe Magazine, New WorlderDiningOut San Diego, LA Weekly, SF Gate, Austin Food and Wine as well as a host of restaurants/clients.

Wet Plate courtesy of CAS photography