Kerrick James took his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University in 1982. He has photographed the lands and cities of the American West, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim for over twenty-five years, shooting both adventure and destination travel features. His work has appeared on more than 200 book and magazine covers and in major features for Arizona Highways, Alaska, National Geographic Adventure, Voyageur, Conde Nast Traveler, Outdoor Photographer, Sky, Sunset, Virtuoso Life, etc… In addition to providing covers for two books by National Geographic, he has also shot guidebooks to the Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Las Vegas, and San Francisco for Compass American Guides. For Insight Guides, he has shot travel guides to Arizona, California and San Francisco. For Voyageur Press he has shot five recent books on Arizona, Route 66, and Ghost Towns of the Southwest.