James Guthrie received his first camera at age10. This was the same age he decided to become an architect. Since then he has been perfecting these crafts and expanding their art in unison. James formal photography and darkroom training began in high school and continued with photographic and fine arts in parallel with architecture education during both bachelors and masters programs at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. As a fine art photographer and architect, James maintains a deep interest in how buildings, people and other elements of the universe interact and energize each other. He views creativity in architecture and photography as complimentary points along a joined process. During building design, a physical reality is first imagined, then interpreted, and then put to paper. During the photographic process, the physical reality is first observed, then interpreted, and then put to paper. The process of bringing both the imagination and reality to a common point constantly informs each artful act.