architectural and interior photographer California


(Rebecca Richardson, Director of Business Development & Marketing, Aspen, Colorado Charles Cunniffe Architects"

"We have had the pleasure to work with James several times on some of our top award-winning projects. His artistic eye and his attention to detail coupled with his absolute perseverance, resulted in incredible photography. His recent photographs of Star Mesa and the Fullerton Residence, earned our firm architectural awards and regional editorial coverage. We appreciate James can-do attitude and fun demeanor, and would highly recommend James"

(Michael McCarthy, Editorial Director at TMG Custom Media, former Editor-in-Chief at Timber Home Living and Log Home Living)

"James is not only someone I'd love to have do as many shoots for me as possible, he's also someone I'd like to hang out with. He's simply a good guy. To be sure, he's an artist, but he also understands the business of his clients, which means he's the master of accommodation. He's doesn't quit until the work is done right. He never takes short cuts and always gives me more images than I thought possible. He's one of those go-to guys you like having in your electronic rolodex."

(M.R. Hicks Director of Marketing OZ Architecture & Interior Design, Denver, Colorado

'No matter what type of project, James makes shoots easy, from planning through execution. His attention to detail and fresh perspective shows in every shot. The final result is always outstanding, and reflects his thoughtful approach and thorough preparation. He invests a little bit of himself in every shoot, and it shines through."

(Lynn Shanahan President Marimekko North America)

"During my tenure as Group President of Tommy Hilfiger, we purchased photographs from James because of his unique eye toward the iconic elements that define America. We were looking for just his point of view to supplement a marketing campaign. James has an ability to capture the pure essence of his subjects. In our case it was the American Flag in motion, the Statue of Liberty as one would see her arriving to the US for the first time, and above all the beauty of the American West. He was delightful to work with and very partnering in terms of achieving our goals. The finished work is always beautifully packaged. I highly recomment him".

(Donna Peak Executive Director at National Association of Home Builders)

"James and I have collaborated on photo shoots on numerous occasions, photographing homes for several magazines I've headed up. He does an outstanding job and is very easy to work with. I enjoy our relationship immensely and hope to continue it into the future"

(Mathew Sterchi VP - Sales & Marketing at StoneMill Log & Timber Homes)

"There are not enough positive attributes that I can use to describe the work of James Ray Spahn. His work is outstanding and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to perform a photo shoot"