James Hoard is an artist from Denver, Colorado working in photography, sculpture and other forms of artistic production, both conceptual and commercial.
Shortly after high school I enlisted in the Us Navy, this was the location where I was first introduced to photography. This valuable time and training also allowed for international travel, visiting countries such as Canada, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Guam, and Hong Kong. World travel has had a profound affect on my work, by allowing for a greater understanding of global political and military narratives that inform my conceptual artistic production.
Fallowing my service in the Navy I received my Bachelor of Fine Art: with a concentration in Photography from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2012. During collage I spent 5 years at Denver Pro Photo, working in sales and for the photo lab. Fallowing graduation I worked as the assistant photo lab manager for Metropolitan State University and University of Colorado Denver, operating 5 wet darkrooms b&w and color, a film processing center, and 15 digital printing lab with over 300 students. In 2012 I also began operating my own studio, I now work in both photography as well as spacial media; sculpture, and graphics design, I currently lives and works as a artist in Castle Rock Colorado, running JHP Studios with my wife and two children.
His work has been shown at; Contemplations of War 2012; Awesome 2012; Denver Month of Photography- Rejected 2011; as well as Photographing Narratives: Interpreting Contemporary Culture, 2011 and Now Then As I Was about to Say, 2011.. Hoard’s art can also be appreciated in the following publications: Hit That Shutter National Undergraduate survey 2011, Lost America, March 2011 and Dirt Rider Magazine including the buyers guide 2008, 2009, and 2010.