James Compomizzi is a photographer living in Southern California. He is one of our longest standing Clatographers. James embodies the Southern California Clatlife. His passions include photography, travel, skateboarding, and surfing.
Q & A
How would you describe yourself?
3 Adjectives to describe myself would have to be faithful, adventurous, and ambitious.
What are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about photography and how you can make it your own. Everyone photographs differently and I enjoy expressing myself through my photos. I discovered photography after I injured my arm in baseball. I didn't know what to do with myself after dedicating so much time to college sports, so I picked up a camera 3 years ago and the rest is history.
What does a perfect day look like to you?
My dream day would definitely be a 7 A.M. surf session , mountain slopes around noon, and finish it with a camping spot in the desert. California is the one of the few places where you can do all 3 in a day.
How did you learn about Rastaclat?
I was introduced to Rastaclat at my first Agenda Tradeshow. I was given a few bracelets to photograph when I was starting out on a little Canon SL1. I've been a pride family member ever since!
What does success look like to you?
Success to me means to be happy. I know so many people who tell me they aren't doing what they want to do in this one life that they have. If they did what made them happy, then in my opinion they're successful. It's nobody's place or judgement to tell them they aren't successful. Get yours!!