James Schwartz is a professional photographer raised and educated in Detroit, Michigan.  After graduating from the College for Creative Studies in 1997, James established his career in commercial photography in Detroit.  Currently based in Minneapolis, he is the founder of SchwartzPictures.  With a diverse client list ranging from Unicef to Arby’s, his commercial work has taken him all over the world.  James has traveled extensively over Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America capturing the life and spirit of various cultures through film and still photography. His work has been exhibited in galleries, featured on billboards and MTA buses, displayed in the homes of local collectors and published in national magazines.