James Reade Venable lives in New York City with his wife and daughter, where he was born and raised. Besides photography he is also an actor with stage, film and television credits. He is self taught in photography and has been shooting for over 20 years. He has been published many times and was shortlisted in the Storytelling category this year in the 500px Global Photography awards. He is currently working on several fine art photography projects. He is Thankful for this opportunity to publish with Field Guide.