"I have been a freelance nature photographer for several decades and without fail the landscape of Washington County is among the most beautiful I have had the opportunity to work with. The confluence of rolling pastures, hedgerows and mature forest arranged in an unending patchwork offers up a remarkable collection of compositions. Those views change constantly throughout the year, in sync with the residents who utilize the land for their livelihoods. Little is more inspiring than watching the light change across this landscape as night gives way to day and day fades into night. Although the area is no longer my home I look forward to every opportunity to return, camera in hand, to capture some of its beauty and to remind myself of why I pursue the art of nature photography."
James Rodewald is an environmental science educator and freelance conservation photographer currently residing in Queensbury, NY. James has decades of experience behind the lens, starting first with 35 mm film in the mid-1980s. Cameras have traveled with him across the country over the years, documenting many natural scenes from the American West, South and Northeast. Although the majority of his portfolio focuses upon the Adirondacks, recent additions include rural Costa Rica, Cape Cod, Ecuador and Central New Jersey farmland.
As a resident of Southern Washington County for thirteen years agriculture and rural landscapes have informed much of his work, particularly as it relates to unique lines across landforms and the patterning of trees. He strives to create unique images of familiar places by focusing upon strong composition under rare lighting conditions. James’ images are available as fine art, limited edition prints, framed or unframed, in a variety of different formats. In an effort to help conserve our natural heritage no less than 10% of the proceeds from each sale are donated to groups working to conserve the lands he photographs. These groups include the Adirondack Council, Lake George Land Conservancy and the Agricultural Stewardship Association.