Hi, my name is David E James, David J on my website. My friends call me DJ.
I joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school and set off to serve my country, continue my education, and see the world. Little did I know that it would become my career. Now I’m a semi-retired, disabled veteran that lives in the Fredericksburg, Texas, area. I was honored to contribute to our country for so many years; even with the physical challenges that are now part of my life, I would do it all again. I’m as patriotic as they come…faith, family and country are my core beliefs.
I grew up in the Dallas-Ft Worth area: Texan, through and through. When I was 5 years old, my mom gave me a very dated Kodak Brownie Box camera, and I was instantly hooked. Photography and art have been with me ever since. I'm married to the love of my life, Jana. We both retired in 2015, sold our house, and with our precious pup, Kissy, set off to see and photograph America. After visiting many states and covering much of the country, we landed in the Texas Hill Country in early 2017.
Fredericksburg is an absolutely great place to call home!
I'm so grateful for each day and the opportunity it brings. Through the years, my heart-felt desire with remains unchanged: to convey the beauty, wonder, and majesty of nature and simple scenic subjects through my images that connects with people emotionally. I sincerely hope that my photos will inspire and encourage you, bring a smile, improve a stressful day, perhaps rekindle happy memories, and will always give a newfound appreciation for creation and a simpler way of life.
God bless you all!