Meet the Artist

About the Artist

Jim Brammer is an award-winning photographic artist and owner of State of the Art Images, a fine art, portraiture and commercial photography studio located in Los Angeles. Honored as 2009 “Small Business of the Year” by the United Chambers of Commerce, winner in the “Photographer” category of the LA Daily News Readers Choice Awards for six years, and among three finalists for Volunteer of the Year in the LA Business Journal’s 2011 Corporate Citizenship Awards, Jim is also past President of Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County (PPLAC) and a member of numerous professional photography organizations.

Jim’s passion for the visual arts and many years of photographic artistry come through in his fine art creations. Jim and his wife, Marcia, take great pride in creating a unique experience for each client, starting with a personally-designed session and a custom portfolio of images and services that will excite, delight and inspire for years to come.


  • Aerial Photography: Stunning aerial photography from ​highly-stable, custom-built Aerial Photography Platforms
  • Fine Art: Limited edition prints on fine art papers
  • Commercial: Headshots for executives, actors and models; architecture for commercial and residential real estate; product shots for catalogs and marketing collateral; and corporate events for almost any occasion.

About the Environment

As a green business committed to the preservation of our environment, State of the Art Images utilizes solar electricity and heating technologies while leveraging relationships with green vendors and business partners that allow us to purchase, develop, produce, and provide products and services that make a positive impact on the environment.

Professional Organizations

  • - American Society of Media Photographers
  • - Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County, Past President
  • - National Association of Photoshop Professionals
  • - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • - Southern California Drone Zone
  • - United States Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers

Giving Back

Jim and Marcia believe strongly in giving back to the community. They recently co-founded 25 to 5, a Chartered Fundraising Chapter for the City of Hope, and are active members of the City of Hope Board of Governors, where they both sit on the Executive Committee. Jim is also Chair Emeritus and official photographer for the Valley Cultural Center in Woodland Hills, California, and donates his time and photographic artistry to numerous other charities, including Spotlight the Arts Foundation, the Festival of New American Musicals, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to name a few.

Charities and Community Involvement

  • United Chambers of Commerce Small Business Award 2009
  • Marcia and Jim Brammer Nominated for Volunteer of the Year - Los Angeles Business Journal 2011 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards

Charities Supported

  • - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • - Calabasas Theatre Company
  • - Circle of Care Foundation
  • - City of Hope Board of Governors
  • - Dixie Canyon Elementary School
  • - Festival of New American Arts
  • - LAM Foundation
  • - LAPD Devonshire Police Athletic League (PALS)
  • - LAPD West Valley Police Athletic League (PALS)
  • - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • - Make-A-Wish Foundation of Los Angeles
  • - Minds Matter of Los Angeles
  • - Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS)
  • - Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Charities
  • - Spotlight the Arts Foundation
  • - T. J. Martell Foundation (Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research)
  • - Tarzana Community and Cultural Center
  • - Temple Judea
  • - The M.U.S.I.C. Foundation
  • - Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind
  • - Topanga Boosters
  • - Valley Cultural Center, Official Photographer, Board Member and Past Chairman of the Board
  • - Valley Outreach Synagogue
  • - Wilshire Boulevard Temple