About Jim Watkins Photography

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Although trained in the financial services industry, I have followed my passion for photography for some time. I started out in the 1990s creating and selling travel-oriented images from the U.S. and Europe; later, I expanded into cityscapes and then, in 2000, documentary and street photography. I have been published several times, including magazines, newspapers, books and travel guides.

I have finally retired from the corporate life and am making photography a full-time pursuit. This Chicago native is now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, thoroughly enjoying the photographic opportunities that abound on the West Coast. I am currently working for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department photographing the city's parks, educational classes, summer camps, youth theater productions and parks-related events.


Runner’s World (June 2011)

Places Magazine

CBA Record (April/May 2012)

Illinois Travel Guide 2012

Illinois Travel Guide 2013

Illinois Travel Guide 2014

Illinois Travel Guide 2015 (cover and cover story photos)

Official Central Illinois Visitor Guide 2015 (including cover)

Explore Silicon Valley 2014 Edition (Explore Publishing)

Explore Silicon Valley 2015 Edition (Explore Publishing)

Explore Silicon Valley 2016 Edition (Explore Publishing)

Explore the Peninsula 2014-2015 Edition (Explore Publishing)

Explore the Peninsula 2015-2016 Edition (Explore Publishing)

Albuquerque Journal

Capture My Chicago I

Capture My Chicago II

Capture My Chicago III

Chicago in Focus

Black and White Street Group (2013 Edition)

Pentaprism Magazine No. 4 (June 2014)

Modern Steel Construction (August 2014, page 48)

Cool Chicago (Pavilion Books Group (UK), 2014)


On the Streets of The City: A Photographic Exploration of San Francisco

Available on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/ppq6k2y and at Alexander Book Co., 50 Second Street, San Francisco, California 

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