Updated: Dec 1, 2021
Photography is a major part of life. “James Shot Me!!” is the infamous phrase used when you have had the privileged to have gotten their photo taken by James. We got the honor of doing an interview with James Anthony.
James Anthony, an Atlanta based photographer specializes in fashion and editorial spreads. Born Anthony James Johnson in Queens, New York, he realized he had a passion for the arts early on. Having experience in entertainment from the small to the big screen, he decided to try his hand in photography while attending Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia.
Attending a motivational speech with guest speaker, Kevin Powell, Anthony was inspired to take his hobby and turn it into a profession. In 2006, he relocated to his hometown where he began working at Vibe Magazine. While at Vibe, he was exposed to multiple photography styles which helped him to improve his craft.
In 2007, he returned to Savannah University to graduate with a BA in mass communications. Upon graduation, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he began developing a strong foundation for his photography business.
His works have been showcased in such publications as Atheletics Weekly (UK), Vibe, Ebony, RollingOut Magazine and various others. James Anthony can be found today traveling across the United States shooting various models and celebrities.
What motivated you to enter into the world of photography? I had a handheld digital Kodak camera and started playing around shooting a friend of mine in the streets of Savannah, Ga. I took some shots in black and white and fell in love with the images. That’s where it began.
Check out his work… http://www.jamesanthonyphotos.com/