James Ryder is a makeup artist, photographer and magazine publisher based in Los Angeles. He dedicates his life to providing career guidance and advanced education for future professionals throughout the country. James has worked on more than 100 feature films. Over 50 of those projects as the make-up department head or by star request.

His work has been seen in countless magazines including, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, W, In Style, Bazaar, Glamour, WWD, Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Allure, Taxi, and GQ.

James was Vincent D’Onofrio’s personal make-up artist and wig specialist for, The Cell. The Cell received an Academy Award Nomination in 2001 for Best Make-up. The film also received a nomination at the 2001 Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards for Best Innovative Hair Styling for a Feature Film.

He also created the character make-up for Vincent D’Onofrio as Pooh Bear, a nose-less meth dealer for the film The Salton Sea which was nominated for Best Innovative Make-up for a Feature Film at the 2002 Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards.

His  A-List clients include Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes, Scarlett Johansson and many more.


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