An award-winning photographer specializing in still life and products, Jim brings an artist's eye and an enthusiast's passion to his work. He strives to capture the pared-down essence of his subjects, rather than impose a false sense of beauty upon them. The viewer is invited to enjoy an often-inanimate object for its stark simplicity or quiet quality.
Jim first learned his craft in the fast-paced New York advertising world, where he spent several years working as a high-end retoucher and visual effects specialist. In 2000, with a sense of manifest destiny, he packed his bags and headed to Portland.
Jim is a consummate professional with 20 years of industry experience. His easy-going attitude and sense of humor ensure that clients not only receive top-quality work, but also enjoy the process.
Past and present clients include: Wieden + Kennedy, McKinney, Haworth, Clorox, Simpson Strong-Tie, Soy Vay, New Seasons, Weight Watchers, Yahoo!, Sherwin Williams, Hoka One One, Reebok, Nike, Jordan, adidas, Keen, Kinfolk, Field & Stream, Outside, Money, Sunset and Audubon Society.
Jim won Grand Prize in Popular Photography’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Contest and his work has been recognized by: PDN Photo Annual, International Photography Awards, among others.
Jim Golden Interviews & Articles:
Big Cartel - Jim Golden Finds Beauty in the Process, By Andy Newman
A Photo Editor - The Art of the Personal Project: Jim Golden, By Suzanne Sease
WIRED – This Guy Turns OCD Hoarding Into Amazing Photos, By Joseph Plaherty
Feature Shoot – Photos of Graphic and Meticulous Still Life Collages, By Amanda Gorence
Gestalten – Collections by Jim Golden; Photographing Ordered Chaos
WIRED – Charming Photos of Iconic Tech Relics, From Brick Phones to Zip Drives, By Ariel Zambelich
Fast Company – Beautifully Pristine Relics of Technology Past