James Venuti is both a photographer and master woodworker based in New York City. He specializes in cityscapes and architectural photography, as well as wood sculptures. His appreciation for architecture is evidenced in each carefully crafted three-dimensional feature, carved to compliment the buildings and bridges in his frames, paying homage to how each brick and beam was painstakingly placed to build the city he loves so much.
The culmination of James’ vision and hard work is realized in his series “Living Frames”, which is a collection of his most popular photographs infused into aluminum and mounted onto an intricately designed mixed media platform. The aluminum brings sharper color and detail to the scene while the birch frames hand-carved and painted by the artist himself expands on a specific mood expressed in the photograph. Each piece brings his unique vision to these quintessential New York moments, and gives the viewer a three-dimensional take on the photograph that is being presented. The unique form, color, texture, and finish of each piece makes them one of a kind.