We are about capturing and documenting light through fine art color photography, black and white photography, photo restoration and manipulated  art.  Although we do not do formal wedding photography, we specialize in capturing those candid timeless moments of interactions between friends and loved ones.

My love of photography led me to viewing, restoring and identifying our family photos and ultimately, to genealogy. I produce CD’s of my families’ vintage photos and of regional towns and counties. I have a large collection of vintage photos including people that I adopted from area flea markets. I am currently identifying and cataloging them. Who knows? I may be able to connect you with your past.

I am often inspired to write poetry when in the field doing photography or as an outlet for my emotions at important moments in my life. You will experience them in this site and in our blog. It is our hope that your experience with us will draw you closer to the things you love and help strengthen your connection to and respect for our living universe and the world we inhabit.

clip_image002Carl James

Photographer-Author-Architect Emeritus



Carl has seriously pursued photography for the past 10 years. He bought his first SLR camera in 1979 with money received from his employer for a wedding present.

Carl has exhibited extensively in Springfield venues including The Busch Municipal Building, Hammons Performing Arts Center, The Nature Center, The Well Fed Head, Waverly House Gifts and Gallery, The Hawthorne Gallery, Obelisk Home, DB Gallery and Salon, the Springfield public libraries and various other businesses in the area.


Carl is a member of the Southwest Missouri Camera Club, the Ozark County,Douglas County and Greene County Missouri’s Genealogy Societies,  the Missouri Historical Society and the Sprinfield, Missouri Writer’s Guild.


Carl’s achievements include various awards in juried competitions in the Southwest Missouri Camera Club, juror’s choice awards in the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance juried competitions and various awards in the Salute to Construction photo competitions. Carl won best of show for his booth and content at the Eureka Springs Fall Art Festival three years ago.


Carl’s special photography interests include landscapes, architecture, and bridges. His subjects also include manipulated colorful abstractions with a hint of surrealism and symbolism. Carl said “I became seriously interested in photography as a record of my explorations in the natural environment of southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas. I soon found that the hiking trips had become secondary to the photography.

The thing I love about photography is that it sharpens my visual and emotional sensitivity to the world around me. The camera lens acts as a conduit to see beyond the mundane and focus on the beautiful interplay of light and space.


For more information about Carl, poetry, philosophical discussions, etc. check out my blog at: http://liteworx.wordpress.com/ For more photos check out (my photo-sharing site) at http://liteworxproductions.smugmug.com/

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