Jim Cornfield is a freelance journalist, travel writer and veteran commercial photographer, based in Malibu Canyon, CA. His adventure and eco-travel articles, covering destinations from Israel, India, Costa Rica, Spain and Italy to Honduras, the Cayman Islands and Portugal, are widely published in magazines, including Scientific American, Continental Air Lines Magazine, and LA-based Rangefinder for whom Cornfield is a regular columnist and contributing editor.Over a career that spans 35 years, Jim Cornfield has been Feature Editor of Petersen’s PhotoGraphic Magazine, Director of Photography for East/West Network, and was co-creator of the acclaimed book series, Masters of Contemporary Photography. His photographs appear in advertisements and publications worldwide, for a clientele that includes, NBC, CBS, Disney, Hewlett-Packard, Dole, Occidental Petroleum, and a gamut of periodicals from Reader's Digest to Scientific American. Cornfield is the author of  three books, and an experienced film and video director, having created many television commercials for his broadcasting clients. He was raised in suburban Los Angeles, graduated from UCLA and served as an officer in the US Air Force.