James Santiago is a former model and agent who works in editorial, magazine, model test shoots, model portfolio development, and catalog photography in Miami & Los Angeles. He is a fashion photographer who can find and develop a persons modeling potential and is able to get the model to look the part needed for a fashion editorial or model portfolio shoot. From shooting models for apparel websites from the Miami Keys or helping new faces build their modeling portfolios with shots from the streets of Los Angeles, he enjoys the art of fashion photography as his chosen profession.
New Faces, Portfolio, & Agency
Open to working with new faces who need fashion photographers for model promotional materials for agencies including IMG Models, Next Model Management, Elite Model Management, Ford Models, Wilhelmina Models, MC2 Models Miami, LA Models in Los Angeles, and many others. There are those that have potential to model but they do not receive the development nor direction from some photographers which they need to have that look brought out through photography. As a fashion photographer, he envisions a shoot as an art, not just taking a photo. He is able to create art that can tell a photographers story as well as look great in print.
Commercial, Advertising, & Creative
As an editorial photographer, shooting a models full potential, he is influenced by day dreams and cinematic imagery. For him, being a fashion photographer is a more challenging than other forms of fixed subject photography. With fashion photography, working with models is a challenge when you are trying to get the right emotion from the model as well as the clothing and location. Working with new face models or under-developed models is even more of a challenge. As a former fashion model himself, He has been in the fashion industry since he was 15. He also works on various web projects besides working as a photographer in Los Angeles and Miami.