James H. Pickett has a rich history in the visual arts. Initially trained as graphic designer with a concentration in traditional typography he has an intimate understanding of type and layout for readability and retaining the attention of a viewer. During this time frame he also worked as a grand format pre-press technician where he furthered his knowledge and experience in visual marketing through print management, focusing on color management, media dexterity, practical color theory, workflow & systems management. It was at this time that a passion for photography turned into a career function. The rest, as they say, is history.
Since then James has had countless publishings, multiple awards and gallery showings. This career transformation started with automotive editorial photography, and continued through fashion and finally has found a home in aviation. To further refine photographic skills, in a hiatus between automotive and fashion photography, James returned to school attending the Fashion Institute and Parsons The New School for Design.
Some awards include the Paul Shapiro Sociology Award, Hasselblad Masters Semi-Finalist, and regional Addy awards. His work has also hung in the Hermitage State Museum, Milk Gallery, and the Albany Museum of History and Art.
You can find James’s work on his creative websites, James Pickett Photography contains historical fashion and portrait work, while Four • Five • Seven contains aviation imagery, and the musings of an active pilot.