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I believe everything is communication. Light, color, and sound are all forms that enhance our experience beyond any verbal or written language. When I spend time in nature, I begin to listen better. I observe better. Every color, every sense, has a purpose there. Expression is everywhere. The more I listen, the more I simplify. I apply this to my life, my art, my experiences.

I enjoy photographing real imagery that expresses itself through great light, simplicity, texture and emotion. Often, I let my subjects lead, allowing them to create an energetic and emotional environment in which we will work together. Some people come with ego, others with their insecurities, all of which I find beautiful, authentic, and a wonderful place to start a conversation.

Photography has allowed me to marry many of my interests together in one place. Born and raised in Michigan, I graduated from Michigan State University where I studied Astrophysics and Psychology, ultimately graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art. I began my career assisting, studying, and learning from photographers such as Norman Jean Roy, David LaChapelle and Max Vadukul.


James Ross Mankoff


J.R. resides between Los Angeles and Manhattan. 

Clients Include:

C Magazine
Elle
L'Uomo Vogue
German Vogue
German GQ
German Glamour
SPIN
Vanity Fair
Variety
V Magazine
Harper's Bazaar UK
The Wall Street Journal
The Work Magazine
ZEIT Magazine


BMW
Fabletics
Medmen
Soffe
Graf & Lantz
Specialized Bicycle Co.
Talitha
Kiln Apparel
ZAID AFFAS

Studio Inquires:

J.R. Mankoff Studio
323.326.0123
studio@jrmankoff.com

Instagram:

@jrmankoff

Syndication:

AUGUST
212.777.0088
Maryn Rich
maryn@augustimage.com


All images © J.R. Mankoff 2018