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LEO - control deck - USS Ranger by jamesvaughanphoto LEO - control deck - USS Ranger :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 2 1 Osprey - landing - Amph Assault Ship by jamesvaughanphoto Osprey - landing - Amph Assault Ship :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 1 0 Mars - Einstein and Clarke by jamesvaughanphoto Mars - Einstein and Clarke :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 3 0 Virgin Galactic - Unity - from rear - paint by jamesvaughanphoto Virgin Galactic - Unity - from rear - paint :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 1 0 DSVM - Saturn - max burn - paint by jamesvaughanphoto DSVM - Saturn - max burn - paint :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 0 0 Room - robots assembling LEO telescope - alt by jamesvaughanphoto Room - robots assembling LEO telescope - alt :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 0 0 DSCV - Shrangri-La - LEO - paint by jamesvaughanphoto DSCV - Shrangri-La - LEO - paint :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 0 0 ... herding asteroids! by jamesvaughanphoto ... herding asteroids! :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 1 0 DSCV - Seversky - paint - crop by jamesvaughanphoto DSCV - Seversky - paint - crop :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 2 0 Einstein---astronaut-portrait-JSC- by jamesvaughanphoto Einstein---astronaut-portrait-JSC- :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 3 0 Einstein - EVA by jamesvaughanphoto Einstein - EVA :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 0 0 Ellie-levitating by jamesvaughanphoto Ellie-levitating :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 1 0 Please-Peggy-Please-KC-135-55th-Air-Refueling- by jamesvaughanphoto Please-Peggy-Please-KC-135-55th-Air-Refueling- :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 2 0 Please-Peggy-Please - original by jamesvaughanphoto Please-Peggy-Please - original :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 4 0 Harmonica-Head by jamesvaughanphoto Harmonica-Head :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 0 1 Amy--blk-leather---35mm--crop-01 by jamesvaughanphoto Amy--blk-leather---35mm--crop-01 :iconjamesvaughanphoto:jamesvaughanphoto 0 1


Kronos 1 - WIP 3 by MacRebisz Kronos 1 - WIP 3 :iconmacrebisz:MacRebisz 259 39 Warspite Class battle carrier by Kodai-Okuda Warspite Class battle carrier :iconkodai-okuda:Kodai-Okuda 80 4 discovery one in orbit 2 SLR by shawndriscoll discovery one in orbit 2 SLR :iconshawndriscoll:shawndriscoll 3 0 Wonder Woman by Jeffach Wonder Woman :iconjeffach:Jeffach 9,314 879 Supergirl 6 by Jeffach Supergirl 6 :iconjeffach:Jeffach 3,277 301 MOS Wonder Woman by Jeffach MOS Wonder Woman :iconjeffach:Jeffach 2,242 172 dachshund's dreams by barbarasobczynska dachshund's dreams :iconbarbarasobczynska:barbarasobczynska 816 75 Spaceship Interior by capottolo Spaceship Interior :iconcapottolo:capottolo 80 6 Self Portrait by Batcroz Self Portrait :iconbatcroz:Batcroz 3 5 Mermaid Lagoon by Batcroz Mermaid Lagoon :iconbatcroz:Batcroz 43 4 The Bride by Batcroz The Bride :iconbatcroz:Batcroz 124 24 Behind the curtains by AnnaGreer Behind the curtains :iconannagreer:AnnaGreer 44 8 Sophia-Blonde by GraphicDream
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Sophia-Blonde :icongraphicdream:GraphicDream 723 113
Forest by IIDanmrak Forest :iconiidanmrak:IIDanmrak 1,652 59 Early Spring by Selenada Early Spring :iconselenada:Selenada 1,145 124 Room of induction by Vidom Room of induction :iconvidom:Vidom 306 64



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James Vaughan
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Akron/Cleveland OH USA

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Favorite genre of music: Classical
Favourite photographer: Richard Avedon
Operating System: windows- believe it or not
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin the Martian
Personal Quote: "aaaarrrrgghhhhh"

Born in 1955, James Vaughan grew up in the idyllic surroundings of a small town near Akron, Ohio. His father was a scientist and director of research for one of America’s largest corporations. His mother was an artist and poet.

Vaughan completed high school a year ahead of his classmates and in 1972 left for Chicago and college. He studied both photo- graphy and journalism and while still a student his freelance work appeared in many of the city’s major magazines and newspapers.

After he earned his degree Vaughan took a job as an assistant with a large commercial studio. Then in 1977, during a long and cold Chicago Winter, he converted an entire floor of an old factory into his first studio.

Over the next twenty-five years he worked at the forefront of Chicago’s advertising and fashion industry and was commissioned for a wide variety of advertising and editorial assignments. "My original training in photo-journalism served me well,” says Vaughan. “It brought a sense of realism and sincerity to my work. I have always thought of myself as a storyteller. That’s what the word ‘photography’ really means- ‘to write with light.’”

“I can’t say that I was much of a financial success.” continues Vaughan. “Most of the money went to new ideas and experiments. We were all mad-scientists back then, pushing the envelope in search of the next break-through image.”

With the arrival of the 21st Century and it’s limitless Internet technology, James Vaughan has been able to return to his small town roots. Now back in Ohio, he has taught at nearby Kent State University and built a new state of the art studio. “This is the most important time for my work . Away from the demands and distraction of the big city I can be even more creative.” he says.

“After all these decades I finally have the skill and technology to catch-up to my imagination.”
"monsters John, MONSTERS from the ID!"
  • Drinking: lots of coffee


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Batcroz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thx for the faves!!
GraphicDream Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave on "Sophia Blonde" :)
Kathars1s Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Beautiful variety of work!
utico Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Willkommen bei deviantART !

Welcome with deviantART !