Innovative Resources was retained by Mr. Bleecker to create a marketing folder to showcase his work and availability for commissions. Called "James Bleecker - American Paradise," the handsome, glossy folder contains several of Mr. Bleecker's copyrighted photographs; a summary of his career and commissions; his Hudson Valley vision; quotes by prominent conservation organizations, individual and museum Bleecker patrons; an original business card, and information about his website and ways to contact him. Innovative Resources was instrumental in obtaining for Mr. Bleecker the cover photograph of Hudson Valley Magazine's 30th anniversary addition, with a lengthy inside article about the artist and his work.
James Bleecker, called the "Hudson Valley's pre-eminent landscape photographer" by Scenic Hudson, is a fine-art photographer who has made his mark with resplendent landscapes that capture the farmlands, mountains vistas, river scenes and distinctive light that make the Hudson Valley region one of unsurpassed beauty.
Mr. Bleecker is known for his grand-scale compositions that fall between traditional photography and the idealized landscape paintings of the Hudson River School, for example, of Thomas Cole and Frederick Church. The digital revolution in photography provided Mr. Bleecker a means to seamlessly combine elements from numerous photographic sketches into visions of an American paradise. The technique defines his singular style.
A Rhode Island School of design graduate, James Bleecker pursued his early passion for the land by shooting for conservation groups, including The Conservation Fund, Scenic Hudson, Land Trust Alliance, and American Farmland Trust. Among his patrons are David Rockefeller, The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, and the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.