Jim Appleton Photography Freelance location photographer for advertising and editorial. Extensive location library and scouting services nationwide
















About Jim Appleton Photography, Inc. (http://www.jimappleton.com)


Jim Appleton is a freelance commercial photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Location photography for advertising and editorial clients including Nike, General Motors, Outside Magazine, New York Times Magazine, ESPN, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Polaroid, Rejuvenation, HomeGrocer.com, Enron, and others. Specializing in offbeat humor in a documentary style, fashion, sports, active outdoor, automotive, and landscape.


Extensive location library and scouting services throughout North America. Jim Appleton is one of the most accomplished location scout in Oregon and the Northwest. Please call or email for pricing and availability. 



This website consists of gallery pages of photographs by Jim Appleton for advertising campaigns, editorial assignments, and personal projects. Highlights in the advertising section include the Nike "Caterpillar" series of ads tied to the Bay-to-Breakers footrace in San Francisco (Art Director: Andy Gray / Wieden + Kennedy); Nike "Naked Guy", also shot for the Bay-to-Breakers (Art Director: James Selman / Wieden + Kennedy); Nike ACG "Tracy Kelly", "Chris Noble", and "Skinny Dip" ads (Art Director: Matt Peterson / Wieden + Kennedy); Rejuvenation "Old Houses" series (Art Director: Kent Suter / BPN); Friends of Historic Forest Grove, Oregon "History Buffs" calendar (Art Director: Cheryl Hunter); Nike Baseball "Watch-Play" and "Hard-Soft" spreads (Art Director: Robert Rasmussen / Wieden + Kennedy); HomeGrocer.com "Here comes the grocery store" billboard campaigns (Art Directors: Danielle Flagg, Jeff Williams, Susan Hoffman / Wieden + Kennedy); and Nike Soccer "What do you see?" single-page ads (Art Directors: Chuck McBride, Bret Ridgeway / Wieden + Kennedy), which earned BEST-IN-SHOW at the Portland Ad Federation "Rosey" awards, 1999.


Highlights from the editorial section include photographs by Jim Appleton for Outside Magazine (story about Whittier, Alaska), and for the New York Times Magazine ("Skate Church" pastor for "Lives" article; Moses Lake, Washington records storage/telco hotel facility in an abandoned Titan Missile control bunker); PLAZM magazine fashion/architecture piece directed by Storm Tharp and John Raymond; and various portraits including Anrei Codrescu, Warren Sapp, and Roy Jones Jr.





jimstore.com, Jim Appleton's online store http://www.jimstore.com

Pro Photo Supply in Portland, Oregon http://www.prophotosupply.com

PhotoLinks, the Photography Network http://www.photolinks.com

Friends of Historic Forest Grove, purchase "History Buffs" calendar http://www.fghistory.org