james pauls • photographer

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This is an exciting time of the year as we consider how we can give to others and remember the reason why we give.
My focus is not on a little baby but an all-powerful and loving merciful-God!

I can't help but think of how these economic times are affecting people all over our world and how it is more important than ever to see how we can help others... even if it seems like we don't have anything to give.
My family and I plan to look around us and see those in need and just simply, give.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas!


james at istock
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best regards...
James Pauls • freelance photographer

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

anticipate growth

In a few days it will be almost a month since I've launched out on this journey of full-time photography.

It could be scary, but somehow faith makes me feel (or maybe know) everything will be just fine. I don't enjoy roller-coasters... however, I do enjoy risk... maybe you lose it all or maybe your expectations are exceeded beyond imagination in positive ways... I choose the latter as I anticipate growth, spiritually, personally, emotionally, relationally and through the overall experience of building a business through relationships, intense effort and quality.

Much has happened in this short period of time and I have been busy:
• a new president has been elected
• ...secured several businesses as clients
• ...made attempts to connect with humanitarian organizations (one shoot planned this spring!)
• ...shot some shoots to use for commercial stock photography
• ...many phone calls
• ...prepared marketing tools
• ...building relationships/friendships
• ...working hard
• ...striving toward excellence
• ...listening to wise people
• ...learning, quickly I hope

• set 2009 goals
• shoot concepts
• secure a variety of models, style, age, ethnicity, gender
• connecting with businesses and compassion/humanitarian orgs. to tell their story.
• networking and making many more friends
• anticipating referrals

If you know anyone who needs commercial stock images please send them to my istockphoto link - james at istock
or my general portfolio
or my facebook page ... and sign up as a fan even and add me as a friend!
and why not do the same at my myspace site

The photo above helps me illustrate how effectively photos communicate... I can help.

best regards...
James Pauls • freelance photographer

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I started early this morning answering emails and preparing for a busy day.
It is exciting when you know you are helping others... whatever you find yourself doing.

To me, quotes are encouraging. I am inspired when a person can walk away from life's circumstances with a perspective that reveals good, no matter how difficult a situation may appear.
It is my a primary goal of mine to be one of those people.

Enjoy the following quotes I found on www.simpletruths.com today...
• Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. Jim Rohn
• Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.

best regards...
James Pauls • photographer

Friday, October 24, 2008


Today, my final day at The Assemblies of God headquarters after 6 years.
It has been a very positive experience I have enjoyed the people and the challenges.
Tom Greene, the department head for Men's Ministries (my boss) is an exceptional leader and friend. The entire staff is amazing. Erin, my assistant, always had a way of making things easy and the best they could be . . . always awesome.

I will miss the daily interaction, but look forward to contact with these great friends as often as possible. Side note: Always keep your bridges intact, you may want to use them.

Now I begin the next faze of the journey. It is exciting to think of how many people I will meet and the opportunities ahead. We plan to enjoy the ride and experience the adventure to the fullest extent.

Photography: Something to pursue with passion, excellence and enthusiasm in an effort to tell the story of individuals, organizations, ministries, business . . . all around the world.

Experience the journey with me . . . hold on.

best regards...
James Pauls • photographer

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Next Friday

Hi everyone.

There is something new that I am facing that has been the works for several weeks and I want to make you aware of current events in my life.

Starting Friday, October 24 I am slipping away from my "day job" to dedicate myself to photography full-time. It is a tremendous passion of mine and I love working with people through this creative avenue. Up to this point, it has consumed my free time and holidays and now it is my focus.

I will be growing my commercial stock photography portfolio, providing photography services to local, national and international businesses, humanitarian and compassion organizations. Also, I will provide individual and family photo services by request to those interested in my particular style.

I appreciate referrals and I encourage those interested in my services and particular style to contact me for a custom price quote.

You may be interested in modeling and in the process assisting me with concepts for stock photography. You may be interested in helping as a photography assistant, make-up artist... please contact me on facebook, by email or phone.

My work can be viewed the following sites:
photography portfolio
commercial stock portfolio

Please pass this on to others.

best regards...
James Pauls • photographer

Friday, October 3, 2008

Hi everyone...
My most recent photo book eyecrave photography: a photo journal... has been published.
a photo journal . ...
By james pauls ©2008

It is a collection of some of my favorite photos from the past couple years.
Who knows... you may be in it. I have one so let me know if you want to see . . .
. . . or you can buy your own copy.

best regards...
James Pauls • photographer

Thursday, July 24, 2008

getty images portfolio

I want to encourage everyone to visit my portfolios for commercial stock photography needs.
getty images
If you ever have suggestions for images that would be helpful, please feel free to leave a suggestion in response to this blog.
Best regards,

James Pauls

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

getty images

Thanks for dropping in to my blogspot!
I shoot stock photography primarily so you can see over 8700 of my images at the following link:
james pauls at istock
and most recently i started building my portfolio at getty images which can be found at the following link:
james pauls at getty images
If I can assist you any way with stock, editorial, journalistic or general photography please contact me.
all the best...
James Pauls
eyecrave photography

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

in the beginning

This is my initial blog on this site.

My name is James Pauls and I live with my Wife in Ozark, Missouri.
Our twin son and daughter graduated from Ozark HS last year so we see them from time-to-time as they experience the need to return home from their student activities or for their summer stay. We have a cairn terrier named Ozzy and a cat named Sassy.

We moved to the area about 5.5 years ago at the request of a locally-based national organization to oversee marketing and resources for one of their divisions. I have made one move within the org. to do the same for another area with expanded responsibilities.

I have maintained and have grown a graphic design/photography company for over 8 years which has morphed into primarily a stock/commercial photography company over the past couple years called eyecrave LLC, found at www.eyecrave.com and www.eyecravephotography.com and www.istockphoto.com/eyecrave.

I thrive when I can create and love working with people.

Photography is my passion.
James Pauls