James+Therese James Michelfelder and Therese Sommerseth are an American/Norwegian photography team. Both James and Therese began their careers as professional athletes: James as an X-Games skier and Therese as a slalom racer on the European Cup circuit. Eventually sidelined by injuries, each decided to pursue photography in order to remain a part of the sports world. They separately moved to the West Coast to study photography and happened to meet on a shoot in the California desert while photographing an ultra-marathon runner. They have been collaborating ever since. James+Therese have shot campaigns for Under Armour, Callaway, New Era, Giro and Spy Optics as well as editorial assignments for ESPN The Magazine and Men’s Fitness. Their work has received awards from PDN, B+W Magazine and The Canadian Tourism Board. They are currently based in New York City.