Jodie James

Award-winning photographer, Jodie James, always has her eye fixed on the viewfinder in search of the stories between the frames. It’s in these moments that she finds the real images that make her one of New Zealand’s most sought-after editorial and commercial photographers.

With a varied portfolio of commercial and editorial work, including experience in outdoor exhibitions, Jodie’s work spans tourism and brand work for international and NZ-based businesses, brands, and private individuals.

A former marketer, Jodie understands the power that an expertly crafted visual has to move an audience into action. Her astute commercial knowledge gives clients value that lives on long after the shoot. Jodie’s keen sense of adventure and hunger for the perfect shot is what drives her work to the next level.

Down to earth, happy to go the extra mile, and full of unique insights gleaned from living and working around the globe, Jodie works together with her clients to capture images that provoke emotions and create a connection between the viewer, and the narrative behind the image.

Jodie always comes armed with the expertise and devotion to the art of photography that allows her work, and subjects, to stand out from the crowd. When she’s not shooting or editing, you can find Wanaka- based Jodie in search of fresh powder, rollicking down a black run, or hanging out with her fellow firefighting volunteers.

Projects by Jodie on Photography Chronicle


In Residence

Photographer Jodie James highlights that beneath every professional or key worker role, there is a human being.