James Kay

For nearly twenty-five years now, James Kay's passion for photography has centered on his love of untrammeled wild country—whether he's squeezing through a remote slot canyon on the Colorado Plateau in search of magic light or setting up his tripod before sunrise on a windswept peak in the Canadian Rockies. His skill in capturing the essence of his subjects reflects his deep reverence for the remote wild corners of North America.

Kay currently serves as a professional advisor to Outdoor Photographer magazine, and his work has been featured in the Nikon Legends Collection. His landscape photographs have been displayed in the Museum of Utah Art & History, The Utah Museum of Natural History, and in private and corporate collections around the world. He frequently provides images to conservation organizations working on campaigns to protect wild lands—which recently brought his images to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for display.

Kay's photographs have been published in magazines, books, calendars, and commercial advertising projects around the world including Los Angeles Times Magazine, Nikon World, TIME, Delta Sky, National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker, Outside, Sierra, Newsweek, and Outdoor Photographer. His photographs have been used by corporate clients including Nikon USA, American Express, AT&T, Visa, Fuji USA, General Mills, The New Zealand Tourism Board, Patagonia, IBM, Fidelity Investments, L.L.Bean, The Nature Conservancy, and DaimlerChrysler. He and his wife are based in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah. For more information, visit www.jameskay.com.