Jim Arndt, nationally recognized advertising and editorial photographer, is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and specializes in location productions and environmental portraiture . He is the recipient of over 500 photography and advertising awards including the Kelly Award for Best Magazine Campaign, numerous Clios, New York Art Directors Club and Communication Arts Photo awards. He was named an Adweek National Photographer of the Year, Adweek "Creative All Star" photographer and was one of American Photographer's top photographers.

His work has been exhibited in a number of galleries across the country including Minneapolis, Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, and Austin, Texas. In addition, Jim has taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Jim Arndt's partial client list includes: Chrysler, Dodge, Wrangler Jeans, Chevrolet. U.S. West, Ronnie Dunn Music, Marty Stuart, Johnny Hallyday, George Strait, 3M, Honda, Anheuser Busch, Sony, Schwinn, Marlboro, Coors, General Mills, Pentax, Purina, M.A.D.D., GMC, Wall Street Journal, Lee Jeans, Rolling Stone, Federal Express, Timex, Infiniti, Jeep, Jim Beam, Nissan, Winchester, and Harley-Davidson.

He has also achieved acclaim for his books, "The Cowboy Boot Book" , "The Art of the Boot", "How to be a Cowboy", "100 Years of Western Wear", "Cowboy Boots", "Art of Turquoise", "Art of the Cross", "Art of the Skull", "Art of the Heart", "Art of the Buckle" and his "Cowboy Boot" Calendars.

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