James Ritchie has always had an interest in art and photography, but it wasn't until retirement that he was able to devote himself to serious artistic endeavors. Since then he has taken an autodidactic path from snapshooting to fine art photography.

His award-winning work is exhibited internationally, and owned in a growing number of private, and corporate collections. International Photography Awards (IPA) named him 2019 Professional Photographer of the Year in the "Special" category for his "Night Lights" series. As a category winner, he was also a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Lucie Award.