Photo Courtesy Alaina Strehlow

Photo Courtesy Alaina Strehlow

 Photo Courtesy Adrienne Tooley

Photo Courtesy Adrienne Tooley

My name is James Riggs and I am a freelance photojournalist living in Missoula, Mont. with a degree in history and photojournalism from the University of Montana.

I pour a lot of heart and energy into everything I do in life and I strive for the best in all my work.  Thanks to a very gifted teacher in high school,  I developed a passion and the skills for photography.  I have shot an enormous variety of subjects and stories, but I love a good feature the most.

Originally from New York, I  came to Montana to attend the University of Montana and immediately fell in love with the mountains and scenery. I couldn't have asked for a better place to study photography. While in school, I learned to fly fish, snowmobile, drive off-road, and played on a competitive paintball team.

I am also an avid scuba diver, and in the summer of 2012, became a PADI instructor working in Key Largo, Fla.  where I spent my free days tech-diving on some of the finest wrecks in the Atlantic.

While photography is my passion, photojournalism is my favorite aspect because of the people I meet and the stories I get to tell with my images.

 

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