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Jim Watkins

Photography · San Jose California United States

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9 ratings
9 jobs completed

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, working in the banking industry for nearly 35 years. But it was when my wife and I relocated to California in December 2012 that I began to redefine myself as a full-time photographer. My interest in photography began on the streets of Paris, France in 1991. Armed with eleven disposable cameras, I explored the City of Light to document my lifelong dream of visiting the city. Two years later, I returned to Paris – this time with a real camera – and I was forever hooked on photography. It wasn’t long after – in 1995 - that I began selling my work in downtown Chicago and in a suburban Chicago location on the upscale North Shore. It was then that I got serious about the business side of photography. Although gainfully employed in the financial services industry, I continued to follow my passion for photography, creating and selling travel-oriented images from the U.S. and Europe. Now as a resident of California’s beautiful Bay Area, I concentrate on landscape, cityscape, architectural and street photography. I’ve been published in travel guides magazines, newspapers and books

Jim Watkins's Overall Rating

"Great photos! Thanks, Jim!"

Robert Elder 2015-10-19

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Robert Elder 2016-06-15

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Robert Elder 2016-07-11

"Jim was an amazing photographer to work with, he was considerate and attentive. He went beyond what was asked of him. Would work with him again. "

Robert Elder 2016-02-01

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Robert Elder 2016-07-12

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Robert Elder 2016-06-20