Biography

Hey, it's James...

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You're in good hands...

I have worked in the creative, radio, television and performing arts for over 30 years. I took to the Musical Theatre stage at age 9, became a techie climbing the lighting grids at age 13, from Community Theatre to being a member of Actors Equity and in nearly every capacity; actor, singer, director, producer, technical director to scenic and lighting designer. 

 

My professional career in radio began at age 19, and my career in television in 1998. I am currently in my 17th year with WarnerMedia (formerly Turner Broadcasting) in Washington, DC.

 

Meech Creative, LLC was born from a lifelong love of the Creative Arts and is comprised of three entities providing professional photography, videography and production & consulting services which includes;

Shots Over Frederick - FAA Part-107 Certified and $1 million dollar COI for every flight. Specializing in real estate, and cinematic video & imagery for ad agency, and commercial production in the Western Maryland and Washington, DC region.

"Maggie Reads" - launched in 2017 after seeing my daughter reading to kids in a local Barnes and Noble. After an exhaustive search on YouTube I discovered that there were no peer-to-peer reading channels. And so Maggie Grace TV (on YouTube) and our production and creative consultancy was born.

Here I focus on headshots for actors. I also shoot theatrical production & event photos, portraits, creative dancer portraits and the occasional cosplay.

That's it.

 

We do not shoot weddings, infants, etc. There are other photographers locally who specialize in that, and I love & respect their work greatly.  

I have worked for many years in the Performing Arts More importantly I've been on BOTH sides of the table at auditions. I've seen countless numbers of actors headshots. Trust me when I say I have seen "I've seen them all" and I know what works and what doesn't. Remember, a theatrical actor headshot isn't a portrait, it isn't a glamour or modeling shot. It is a professionally taken photograph that should represent you, as you are right now in front of a casting team on your best average day. It represents you, in the now...not what you "can" be or "have" been.​

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Let's get together and collaborate.

Selected clients

I am beyond thrilled to call these fine individuals and businesses clients, and more importantly friends.