James Blakeway is a panoramic photographer and founder of Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas, Inc. He was born in Fargo, North Dakota.
Blakeway is known chiefly for his unconventional approaches to taking photographs, which have included suspending himself upside down from a helicopter 800 ft in the air. He has no formal education in photography. He has learned from other photographers, most notedly his partner in business since 1991, Christopher Gjevre.