February 14, 2024
The Story Behind the Photo: Rose Boy
- Personal Projects
Kial James is an accomplished artist, author and photographer hailing from the picturesque foothill region of Northern California. With a portfolio that has graced the pages of numerous magazines, websites, and even magazine covers, Kial's creative works have earned him recognition in both the digital and print realms. His photography has been showcased in esteemed outlets such as Outside Online, NBC, Costco, Forbes, Getty, CNN, Fox, and even at prestigious events like the Sundance Film Festival.
Recognized by the California State Assembly and Senator Brian Dahle for his outstanding contributions to the world of art and photography, Kial has also earned the distinction of being the winner of the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award.
Kial's talent is not confined to the camera lens alone. He has been honored as Nevada County's Best Photographer and received the Parent's Choice accolade for Top Photographer for multiple years. His versatile skills encompass Commercial Photography, Family Photography, Senior Portraits, Lifestyle Shoots, and more.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Kial cherishes moments spent with his wife and four children in their foothill home in Nevada City, California. The scenic beauty of this town serves as both a backdrop for his artistry and a nurturing environment for his family. Kial remains open to new assignments and opportunities, even beyond the confines of Northern California.
Additionally, Kial's latest book, "YUBA: A Study of Light and Contrasting Beauty," is now available on Amazon.com, offering a unique insight into his creative vision and the stunning beauty of the majestic Yuba River in Northern California.
“Dear Kial, Thank you! This is the perfect photograph for our room. I am SO happy with it and I love the metal feel. It is vivid and almost three dimensional, the bridges add a visual depth effect as well. The colors are perfect with our room too. I may order some more of your prints for the house, smaller ones. Maybe our clinic could be a gallery as well.”