James Richard Kao


Travel photographer James Richard Kao was raised in the Palos Verdes Peninsula and has lived in Southern California for most of his life. He attended many art classes at the Palos Verdes Art Center and excelled at drawing and sketching. He decided to apply his talents at Cornell University majoring in ladscape architecture and spent much of his professional career as a city and urban planner. James decided in 2012 to exchange his cubicle for a passport and suitcase, pursing a new career as a travel, active lifestyle and conservation photographer. The past three years James has visited twelve countries and even set foot on Antarctica. He is fluent in Spanish and focuses much of his travel photography and conservation work in Latin America. Besides photography, James has a passion for outdoor adventure sports, books, music and gelato. See more of his work at www.jameskaofoto.com

As a photographic artist, the camera is my paintbrush and my canvas is the world. I find inspiration from what I see in real life, what I read and dream about and also what I visualize in my mind's eye. I consider myself a visual storyteller open to exploring any subject that captivates my interest and inspires new ideas and ways of creating art. In my work I want others to sense the wonder that I feel for the world around us and to see beauty in all things. My work is characterized by the use of unique subjects and angles, dramatic lighting, careful composition and motion. I use the most current digital and printing technology to capture, process and produce quality art pieces that will endure for years to come.

To purchase call: 310-991-7144 or e-mail gabrielle.artistsstudio.pvac@gmail.com


  Kao Rainbow Flight

Title: Rainbow Flight
Size: 16" x 24", Aluminum metal print

Price: $300

Title: Mandalay Net Fisherman
Size: 16" x 24", Aluminum metal print

Price: $300

Kao Mandalay Net Fisherman
Kao Puma Rock

Title: Puma Rock
Size: 16" x 24", Original photographic print on canvas

Price: $190

Title: Floral Offering
Size: 12" x 18", Original photographic print on canvas

Price: $160

Kao Floral Offering
Kao Burma Monk Bagan

Title: Burma Monk, Bagan
Size: 20" x 30"
etal print, high gloss, 3/4" inset frame with wire hanger

Price: $400

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