VINCENT JAMES"I compose with instinct and try not to overthink anything."A native of the Bronx, New York, Vincent James found himself drawn to wilder places. Arriving in Northern California in 1996, "I was blown away by the awesome beauty" he tells us. Vincent researches his locations before he travels, but he also leaves a lot to chance. "It can be extremely exhilarating and sometimes surreal. You strive to be out in these places when there aren't many other people around and the light is its most magical. You feel a connection with nature and everything in general."