As a communications professional and former journalist, James uses street and documentary photography to capture fleeting yet emotional moments, offering viewers a lens into the human condition and highlighting our shared experiences. His work explores social issues, including human interaction, isolation, and our relationship to our surroundings, with the aim of sparking important questions about community and belonging. As a gay artist who endured trauma and grief, James brings empathy and deeper engagement to his photography. He sees the creative process as an act of purposeful observation and meditation, allowing him to uncover dramatic moments unfolding all around us.

James is a graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program. 

He lives with his partner and their two dogs on Prince Edward Island. 


Recent Exhibitions

2019 (Group) - Introspection, Scarborough Arts' 34th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Toronto

2019 (Group) – Every Day Is Valentine’s Day, C9 Art Gallery, Toronto

2018 (Group) – Precious Snowflakes, Yellow House Gallery, Toronto

2018 (Group) – Gallery City, Toronto

Contact Info

Email James at jamesiptor@gmail.com to inquire about his availability for portraits and corporate events. Images in his portfolio are also available in various print sizes and prices.

You can also follow James on Instagram.

Recent Publications

2020 - Briarpatch Magazine, Runner-Up, Writings from the Margins competition, https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/scarborough-my-home 

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