About

James Barkman is a photographer who draws much of his inspiration from the mountains and the sea. No stranger to the open road, his work, travels, and expeditions have taken him from the Arctic Circle to Afghanistan. A climber, motorcycle enthusiast, and writer, he currently resides in San Luis Obispo, California.

James's passion for honest storytelling and drive for true adventure has led him to work with a diverse range of clients such as Harley Davidson, Rev'it, Nixon, REI, Cascade Designs, Mountain Hardwear, Goal Zero, Allbirds, and Penguin Random House, among others. 

James's work has been featured in publications such as Iron & Air Magazine, Surfline, and Les Others, and he has been highlighted in articles by The Guardian and Men's Journal.


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