JIM WESTPHALEN - PHOTOGRAPHER Known for his cinematic style, Jim Westphalen has been creating advertising and editorial photographs for more than 30 years. Shooting for fine shelter and food publications such as Dwell, Design New England, Eating Well, Fine Homebuilding, New England Home, Country Gardens and This Old House, Jim also shoots for advertising clients such as Keurig-Green Mountain as well as many luxury hotels and resorts. When not on commercial assignments, Jim is making fine art images which are exhibited through galleries and museums in the region. His ongoing current body of work, vanish is a photo-narrative that speaks to the decay of the built landscape in rural America. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, in 1996 he moved to Vermont where he now lives with his wife Kendra and three children. DAYLIGHT STUDIO The Westphalen studio is a beautifully crafted daylight space housed within a vernacular barn. Wrap-around windows, skylights, hardwood floors and a kitchen make it the perfect space to showcase any product or person in sculpted natural light. All production and post production is handled in-house with a seamless integrated digital workflow that will accommodate every clients needs from concept to completion. State-of-the art high-end digital capture, online proofing, full digital rework and post production services, digital archiving, storage and delivery, secure file sharing, download access and large format printing allow for the most comprehensive and efficient management of your project. Bill Killon, the studio's production manager and digital specialist, oversees all post production assuring the very finest quality of the finished image.
CONTACT Jim Westphalen Photography 417 Bostwick Rd. Shelburne, VT 05482 802.660.0460 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...
“Jim Westphalen photographs our work with a clear sense of our design intentions, both the emotional and the rational. He comes to the site of our works, conversant with the factors that shaped a building in its unique location. It is with this understanding that Jim creates the beautiful images that so honestly reflect our efforts.”
Rolf Kielman, AIA TruexCullins Architecture and Interiors Burlington, VT
"Jim has been a pleasure to work with over the last couple of years at Keurig Green Mountain, he completely understands our brand, what we are looking for and is able to suggest creative solutions before we even know we need them. We continue to hire him because of his world-class photography skills, but also because of his consistency to meet the needs of our ever changing business. There is never a dull moment, but Jim is always willing to pick up and pivot when we need him to and for that we are very grateful."
Hannah W. Hassler Photo & Video Producer Keurig Green Mountain Coffee
“It has traditionally been difficult to find professional photographers that understand the needs of a landscape architect and how they would like their projects to be portrayed. It is very different than photographing architecture since the landscape is a living thing, with seasonal differences, ever evolving. Jim captures the spirit of our designs beautifully with the perfect sky and lighting leading to photos that truly are worth a thousand words.”
Jeff Hodgson, FASLA Partner Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture
"We love working with Jim Westphalen because we know he will always go above and beyond to get the best images of a project. Jim is also one of those rare photographers who is equally good at capturing big architectural spaces and the more intimate moments of interior design. And the same goes for his outdoor work, be it buildings or landscapes."
Kyle Hoepner Editor-in-Chief New England Home Magazine
"After trying out several photographers over as many years, Jim came to us at Hubbardton Forge and blew us away with his portfolio. He has a skill of lighting–– products, interior settings as well as exteriors–– like no other photographer I’ve ever worked with. In the 15 years we’ve worked together, he can always come through with solutions to my usually difficult requests. He is highly professional and a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend him enough."
Wendy Fannin Art Director, Hubbardton Forge 1996-2015
"We have worked with Jim and his team on several projects and he has always delivered amazing finished work. He is a true professional who thoroughly understands a client’s objective. He sees through the lens of our guest imagining what they want to experience. His ability to style a photo shoot is always relevant and enhancing, and his team’s expertise in lighting has brought our resort to life in every shot."
Mr. W. Courtney Lowe Director of Sales & Marketing Woodstock Inn & Resort