James is a photographer based in London.
Born in the North of England, he was given my grandfathers Balda rangefinder and a few rolls of film at fifteen.
Things progressed swiftly from there.
He studied photography for four years at Newcastle Art College and Bournemouth College of Art & Design,
during which time he learnt a lot about photography and very little about business.
That would come later.
After graduation he spent a year traveling North America mixing work and pictures.
A Greyhound bus as a bed makes for long days and short nights.
Upon returning to the UK, James assisted some of the leading editorial and advertising photographers before taking on commissions of his own.
This led him to work with a large variety of clients from newspapers and magazines to design companies and advertising agencies.
He also learnt that it`s not the end of the world if the picture doesn`t work - unless you`re being paid - in which case it is the end of the world.
Touch wood, that has yet to happen.
A natural approach, working primarily with daylight and in a variety of situations has enabled him to build up a body of work across many genres.
These reflect his love of travel and the outdoors as well as looking for a picture just outside the front door.
His work has been recognized by the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, International Photography Awards and
The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
He lives in Hackney, East London with his partner, two belligerent teenagers and Zero, The Cat.
You can see stock pictures at Stocksy United.
The National Gallery
John Brown Media
Sunday Times Magazine
Queene & Belle
Hunter Davies Design
The Silver Trust
A short postscript about copyright.
The pictures on this website are big and not covered in watermark`s because that`s the best way to show them.
I own them.
Please don`t steal them.
Or I`ll set the dogs ( and Zero) on you.
You have been warned.