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Director of Photography: Jim Wright

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I know him as Jimbo, but by whatever name he’s called, he’ll answer, “Yo!”. Jim and I grew up a few miles from each other in southern New Jersey, went to the same private, all boys catholic high school, and were even in the same band. We called ourselves the utterly unpretentious “No Exit” after the Jean Paul Sartre novel and performed 80’s new wave hits like Joe Jackson’s “Look Sharp”, Elvis Costello’s “Pump it Up”, and even Duran Duran’s “Girls on Film”. It was surf, slammers and slinging pizzas with Jim 24-7. And he always had a knack for personal style. Spiked blond hair, pink hi-top converse and English Beat t-shirts with the sleeves ripped off. That was Jimbo, the ultimate front man for a 15 year-old keyboardist with checkered Vans™ like myself.

A couple of decades later we’re making a movie together. Lots has happened in between, including Jim making impressive inroads into the world of professional photography and lately, music videos. Having just signed with Taillight, he’s well on his way to the next stage of his always interesting, forever lasting production of unforgettable images. I’m lucky to have him on board for more reasons than I can express.

You can follow his adventures at the blog of Bernstein & Andriulli, his current reps. For a gallery of his some of his work, this link will do nicely.