James Joiner is an award-winning photographer, writer, director, and editor. He has served as a senior editor at Esquire and senior correspondent and video creative director at The Daily Beast. In 2016, he left a career in traditional journalism to focus on telling stories he finds compelling and creatively satisfying, often with an eye to conservation and the environment and inspiring people to get outside. His analog work has garnered partnerships with legendary film makers Kodak and Polaroid, and his byline has appeared everywhere from Rolling Stone and National Geographic to Monster Children, Outside, and Maxim.
Recent commercial clients and creative partners include Patagonia, Specialized, Bandit Wines, Yeti, Orvis, Charles Smith Wines, The Head and the Heart, Modest Mouse, Huckberry, Fender, Phish, Warner Brothers, Pabst Blue Ribbon, C3, Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion, Converse, Big Agnes, and many more.
Committed to conservation and protecting our environment, James is proud to work with Protect Our Winters as a creative ambassador and 1% for the Planet as both individual member and ambassador.