James R. Thompson is a 1974 BFA graduate from the University of Minnesota majoring in filmmaking and photography. James spent thirty three years (1975 - 2008) in the motion picture and video production business. In 2012 he graduated from Minneapolis Community Technical College with an AAS degree in photography and digital imagining. James now lives and works in the Phoenix area as a freelance photographer working on various personal projects. James is a Vietnam Veteran.