Jim Cornfield is a veteran commercial photographer and freelance journalist. His award-winning adventure and eco-travel articles, covering destinations from Israel, India, Costa Rica, Spain and Italy to Honduras, the Cayman Islands and Portugal, are widely published in magazines, including, to name a few, Continental Air Lines Magazine, Scientific American, Sport Diver, Cigar Aficionado and LA-based Rangefinder for which Cornfield is a regular columnist and contributing feature writer.
Over a career that spans 38 years, Jim Cornfield has been Feature Editor of Petersen’s PhotoGraphic Magazine, Director of Photography for East/West Network, and was co-creator of the acclaimed book series, Masters of Contemporary Photography. His photographs appear in advertisements corporate publications worldwide, for a clientele that includes NBC, CBS, Fox Television, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Hewlett-Packard, Dole, Occidental Petroleum, along with a gamut of periodicals from Reader's Digest to Popular Photography. Cornfield is the author of three books, and an experienced film and video director, having created many television commercials for his broadcasting clients.
In addition to his regular output of photographic how-features and book reviews, he is currently at work on two of his own book projects—one strictly as a photographer, illustrating an epicurean travel book for a major trade publisher—the other as writer and curator of an important portraiture title that will be released in 2016.
Cornfield lives and works in Malibu Canyon, CA. He was raised in suburban Los Angeles, graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and served four years as an officer in the US Air Force. For recreation, he is an avid sailor and road cyclist.