ABOUT JIM PURDUM
My work is warm and approachable with subjects that are confident and inspired, but never hurried. I strive to reveal authenticity in unique ways that tells the story while crafting the brand of my client. My favorite collaborations are with clients who see the value of revealing those genuine and unguarded moments within the stories we create together.
Growing up in Iowa in the ‘80s with a feathered haircut in front and a mullet vibe in back, I dreamed of a life beyond the cornfields. By the 90’s, I got married and moved to Chicago while fully embracing my photography career with a short haircut and a way too serious goatee. Just before the new millenium, I made the switch to Los Angeles “just to try it out”. To go along with the new city and probably as a rebellious reaction to becoming a new dad, I grew out my hair and added a pair of Elvis-like, lamb chop sideburns. Well, many years later, my hair has a slight salt & pepper thing going, and L.A. is still my home base. Yet, my curiosity to see who and what else is out there remains as strong as ever!
Creatively, I’m very inspired by people who are making conscious choices to shape the direction and priorities of their lives from a deep need to live a more authentic and purposeful life. I find the best stories have a balance of tension and energy that causes us to pause, but then compels us into action.
"Photography and video for your brand that is authentic, renewing, and life-affirming."
Wells Fargo Bank
Procter & Gamble