James Barkman is a photographer and writer 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. His passion for honest storytelling and relentless drive for genuine adventure has led him to work with a diverse and unique range of clients.  

An alpinist, surfer, and motorcycle enthusiast, James is based on the Central Coast of California. 


Harley Davidson / Penguin Random House / Thermarest / Cascade Designs / Mountain Hardwear / REV'IT! / Nixon / Allbirds / Breeo / Gestalten / Les Others / Iron & Air Magazine / Nomad / Tahmina / Stillhouse Whiskey / Highland Park Whiskey / Moment / Roadtrippers / Goal Zero / Poler / Huckberry / MSR / Coal Headwear


The Guardian / Men's Journal / Surfline / Playboy / REI / Huckberry / Field Mag / San Francisco Magazine / Icebreaker / Expedition Portal / Seager Co. / Overcrest Productions / Outside Online

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