James Wimberg was raised in Connecticut and graduated with a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Connecticut. His interest in photography began during high school with “photo safaris” around his hometown of Old Lyme. Taking pictures of collapsing barns, moody landscapes and interesting things in nature helped him develop his eye for light and composition. After graduation Jim moved to Los Angeles to pursue commercial photography.
In 1986, Jim co-founded Mercier-Wimberg Photography with local photographer Mark Mercier. The two began a long and successful partnership photographing products and people for such clients as:
adidas, Breville, Calera Wines, Callaway Golf, Canon, DKNY, Epson, Hilton, Honda, Infiniti, Intel, Jafra Cosmetics, Kenwood, Ketel One, Mattel, Mercedes, Merle Norman, Mobil, Nestlé, Neutrogena, Nolets Spirits, Oracle, Peet’s Coffee, Qualcomm, Sanyo, simplehuman, Singapore Airlines, Sony, Sprint, Starbucks, Teleflora, and ViewSonic
Wanting to give back to the photographic community, Jim taught photography courses part-time at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and Santa Monica College.
Jim is a passionate photographer and visual storyteller working to create high-level content that conveys the stories of his clients’ brands. What sets his work apart is his lighting. Jim has an eye for composition and the ability to light a product, person, or scene to convey the appropriate mood.
photo: Hunter Johnson