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James Maher is a fine art, portraiture, and professional studio photographer based in New York City.  

James credits his inspiration for photography to his love for the city and its endless supply of diverse and unique personalities and stories to capture.  Among his notable clients is the New York Daily News, where he has a regular column capturing neighborhoods such as this one through portraits and interviews with the locals.

James' work has been featured around the web and in print.  He offers New York photography tours and street photography workshops and his tips for photographing New York were featured in Digital Photographer Magazine.  He also is passionate about writing and writes frequently about street photography, portraiture, and the business of photography, primarily for the websites, Digital Photography School and PictureCorrect.

James' sells his prints directly to collectors, companies, interior designers, and fine art companies around the world.  His work is currently shown in Tiffany & Co. stores around the globe.

James graduated with a degree in Mathematics with a focus in computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before switching to photography.  He studied photography and retouching at the International Center for Photography and the School of Visual Arts in New York and spent a few years assisting for commercial photographers.