James Respess


Revelation  8

8″ x 10″

Born and raised in San Francisco, Jim Respess is a fifth generation Californian and continues to be spiritually close to the state and it’s history. As a Molecular Biologist, he was a founding scientist of Viagene, Inc., San Diego, CA and holds sixteen issued United States patents in the area of Human Gene Therapy. While his principal academic focus has been in Science, Jim’s formal education also comprised a broad humanities curriculum, including Art History, Studio and Plein Air Drawing and Painting and Photography.

Since 1996, Jim has devoted full time to Fine Art Photography with emphasis in Black and White as well as in Photo Digital Imaging. His subject matter includes Historical California settings, Street Photography and Surrealistic compositions using Digital Imaging, Alternative Photographic Processing techniques, Painting, Collage and Mixed Media. Jim is currently a Board Member and Past President of the San Dieguito Art Guild (SDAG). He is also a member of the (San Diego) North County Photographic Society, the San Diego Photoshop Users Group and the San Diego Museum of Art Artists’ Guild. Jim has served as Coordinator for the Annual ‘Small Perceptions’ Show at the Off Track Gallery and as Judge for SDAG Awards and at the Del Mar Fair.

Jim is the owner of Green Flash Photography, a business dedicated to the reproduction of Fine Art

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Molecular Biology M.A., San Francisco State University B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz.

14″ x 11″

“Crystal Pier Moonlight”
10″ x 8″

“Stiff Rain”
11″ x 14″

Spanish Dancer by James Respess

“Spanish dancer”
5″ x 7″