Studio based in Bakersfield, Ca.

Eric James Swearingen is a Freelance Commercial Photographic Artist & Cinematographer. Specializing in Food, Fashion, Aerospace & Product Illustration.

50+ years of experience, with a vast repertoire of creative techniques…

Started photography at a very young age of just 8 years old developing film in a next door neighbor’s dark room.

“Photography was genuine magic, when I first saw it back then.”

By his Sophomore year at East Bakersfield High School he was tutoring upper classmates in photography courses. Studied Cinematography at Bakersfield College while taking the position of Assistant Professor of Photography in the Art Department. Became commercial photographer Don Mason’s first assistant in 1983, right after he graduated with honors from Brooks Institute of photography. Traveled the world as a lead Hughes/JVC video projectionist until 2000 working with industry giants like George Lucas (Lucas Films LTD.), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Andy S. Grove (Intel Corp.) and NASA plus many more.
Became the Kern County Fire Dept. primary Video Production specialist in 2001.
From 2008 to present; owner of ArtofEricJames.com a fully independent studio exhibiting his vast degree of experiences for his current and future clients.

“Photography is still genuine magic to me and I would love to create a special vision just for you.”

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