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Peter James

A Lifelong Love Affair with Nature

"I believe that increased exposure to natures beauty is a simple way to improve our quality of life. Nature walks, hikes and time at the beach are de-stressing and rejuvenating. Large, vivid photographs of peak wilderness moments have the same effect, and they can be experienced every day in your home or workplace. It's my mission to help people maintain a stronger daily connection with the soothing and inspiring power of pure nature." - Peter James




Peter James was raised with the dramatic seasons and abundant lakes of northern Michigan. Since he can remember, he was playing in the water and the forests, with no desire ever to come inside.

When he was 14, his dad gave him his first manual film camera and taught him how to develop and print his own black and white photos. From the first day he left his house with that camera to explore what he could see and capture through the lens, he fell in love with nature photography.

Ever since then he has been on a constant quest for natural beauty. His passion for nature led him to live in Colorado for a few years, before coming to land at his permanent home in Northwest Washington State.

Northwest Landscape Photographer For the majority of Peter’s excursions into the wilderness and beaches of Washington, he is joined by his wife iMa and their 10 year old daughter Zaya. They are a family of adventurers who are willing to hike for miles, get up for sunrise, drive long and bumpy roads, all to get the opportunity to see, experience and photograph nature’s extreme beauty.

When at home, Peter and his family direct their passion for beauty into their landscaping, vegetable gardens, fruit orchard, community gatherings and making music.


You are invited to join Peter on his mission to help people connect with nature and to help reforest the planet. Sign up for Peter's Newsletter below, and learn more about the tree planting project by clicking here.