James Maher Photography

James Maher Photography

New York Fine Art Photography and Portraiture Services



My inspiration in photography has always come from the people of New York. When I began with photography, I would walk the streets of 5th Avenue for fun and people watch. I didn’t even know that it was called street photography. From there, I grew a portraiture and event business, began to photograph and learn more about the incredible architecture of New York, and just went exploring as much as I possibly could. I studied the history of New York whenever I could and became a certified tour and workshop guide.


Now my business is split between running a fine-art business, a portrait photography business working with companies and people around New York, and a photography workshop business, helping photographers from all over the world capture the best of New York.


Over the years, I’ve worked with the Daily News, with businesses of all sizes and types around New York and the world, and with many websites. I have written three books as well as for many magazines and websites covering photography and New York. My prints have been sold and licensed to people and companies around the world, including Tiffany & Co. and G-Star Raw.


I have also been working on a documentary project since 2012, which consists of nearly 150 portraits and in-depth interviews primarily with long-time residents, business owners, and employees in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. The project has become a historical account of the mid-to-late 20th Century of one of the most vibrant and lively neighborhoods in the city.


I consider myself incredibly lucky to be doing what I do, and I try to share my passion for photography and the city with everyone that I work with. If you would like to consider working together, I would love to speak with you. Please email me directly at james@jamesmaherphotography.com.



Out and About in the East Village

Storytelling in Our Immigrant City