Jim Fagiolo creates photographs using contemporary ideas that are built on his strong background with traditional film-based techniques, as well as with his fascination and interest in digital technology, which as we know, is part of the ever-changing world we live in.
He started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic 104 at age sixteen and after that, spent many years in New York City working and studying for some of the top photographers in the country. His inspiration has come from such photographers as Irving Penn, Pete Turner, Ansil Adams, and Arnold Newman.
Jim works today out of his studio in Seattle’s Pioneer Square where he creates photos for many of the major corporations nationwide. Full page spreads of his work has been published in Vanity Fair, Outside Magazine, Bon Appetit, and many others. His photos from the findings of the 1924 George Mallory Everest Expedition were featured in National Geographic in 2001.
As a mountain climber, backpacker and kayaker, he collects the materials for his work from the land and sea and continues to find new ways to share ideas.
While still taking commercial assignments, Jim passes on his knowledge by teaching and taking on apprentices in his studio. He lives in a small seaside town on the Puget Sound.
You can find Jim online here.