James Evangelista is an award-winning fine art photographer best known for his photographs of the American landscape. He photographs to restore, to be reminded that there are still places where priorities – nature, traditions that respect and preserve the land and human dignity, vocations that produce good and useful things – seem sensible, humane and in balance.
His fine art prints are in personal and corporate collections across the country, and they have been exhibited in numerous galleries, and businesses. The National Park Service chose his photograph Oneida Falls for their 2014 calendar, his photograph of Elakala Falls was recently published in Outdoor Photographer magazine and this year he won first place at the 48th annual â€œArt of the Stateâ€ presented at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
James works with three cameras: a 4×5 Horseman, a Hasselblad CM and a Nikon D800. James remarks â€œThe Horseman brings total control over the image and I enjoy the introspective process of looking through the ground glass and the ability to use the camera’s movements. I prefer the Hasselblad and Nikon when versatility and mobility are my priorityâ€.
Originally from South Philly, for the last 12 years, James has enjoyed living in the rolling hills of southern Chester County with his wife Karen and his German Shorthair Pointer, Briscoe, in the small town of Oxford, PA.