Imlay Gallery is pleased to present "James B. Guthrie: Frieze Not Frozen," new works from his ongoing architectural series. Guthrie was born and raised in Chicago. Like many, he took to photography when he was a boy after having been given the gift of a Brownie camera. He went on to formal photographic training while in high school and continued exploring the medium with extensive courses and darkroom time in the School of Fine Arts while also completing his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees at the University of Illinois, Urbana. After completing his architectural degrees, he moved west to California where he finished his architectural apprenticeship and pursued a career in architecture and urban design. Throughout his architectural career James has always maintained his parallel interests in photography. Now splitting his time between California and the Midwest, he continues pursuing his architectural and photographic interests.
Throughout his architectural career James has continued to shoot and has focused on the capture of architectural subjects in context. The notion of how buildings, people and other objects exist within a larger environment has been of long standing interest to him and informs both his architectural and his photographic work.