Specializing in people, portraits, fashion and still life, Jim Golden Studio is an embodiment of its owner’s aesthetic vision. As a photographer, Jim brings an artist’s eye and an enthusiast’s passion to his work, creating striking imagery that strives to capture the essence of his subjects. Rather than imposing a conventional standard of beauty, Jim accentuates what’s unique about a person or object and shares this special quality with the viewer.
Jim first learned his craft in the fast-paced, competitive world of New York advertising, where he spent several years working as a high-end compositor and visual effects specialist. It was a stressful way to make a living, but it was a great way to learn about the industry. Still, he often found his mind drifting to the snowy slopes of far-away mountains . . .
So in 2000, with a sense of manifest destiny, he packed his bags and headed West, settling in Portland where he opened his full-service photography and digital imaging studio.
As a professional with more than 15 years of experience, Jim knows how to work within client budgets and meet their deadlines. Equally important, he knows that there’s more to life than budgets and deadlines, and his easy-going, good-humored attitude ensures that clients will not only get top-quality work, but will enjoy the process of getting there.
Jim lives in Portland with his wife and two children. He does not miss New York.