Kerrick James received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University in 1982. He has photographed the lands and cities of the American West, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim for over twenty-five years, with increasing emphasis on Alaska, Hawaii and Baja California.
His work has appeared on more than 200 book and magazine covers and numerous feature stories in travel and inflight magazines such as Arizona Highways, Alaska, Voyageur, Virtuoso Life, Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic Adventure, Sky, Sunset, Conde Nast Traveler UK, etc. In addition to providing covers for two books by National Geographic, he has also shot guidebooks of the Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Las Vegas, and San Francisco for Compass American Guides. For Insight Guides, he has shot travel guides of Arizona, Utah, California and San Francisco. He is an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Through Each Other’s Eyes (TEOE ), and the president of the Travel Journalist’s Guild (TJG). Kerrick resides in Mesa, Arizona with his sons Shane, Royce and Keanu.