Bio

James is an English/Italian photographer & lens-based artist based in Brighton (UK). He works with photography and other lens-based mediums, audio, and elements of live performance and holds an MA in Photography from Falmouth University.

Inspired by his mixed heritage (he's the son of an Italian chef) his personal projects often use food and other relevant cultural symbols in relationship to the land and the environment to explore themes of belonging, identity, pleasure, and consumption. Work is frequently made in short series or sequences which go on to inform and populate larger themed projects and bodies of work.

In 2021 extracts from his MA project MANNA were selected by curators from New Art Exchange & Bloomberg for Source Photography Magazine's graduate showcase. In Summer 2022 James began research & development for an additional body of work for MANNA supported by The Departure Lounge Gallery in Luton.

He also works commercially creating portraiture, editorials, and visual narratives for brands, marketing teams, and design agencies including The Royal Opera House, Penguin/Random House, Charleston Trust, The Grand Brighton, Entertaining TV, Siren Design, Glyndebourne etc. His work has been exhibited at HIPFest, the V&A, Home (Manchester), and Brighton Fringe and he has been published in Ain’t-Bad Magazine, The Observer, the New York Times, and in other media outlets such as the BBC.

CONTACT

Phone: +44 (0)7967 382342
Email: james@jamesbellorini.co.uk


Publications

  • Source Photography Magazine - Graduate Showcase, October 2021.
  • Ain't-Bad Contemporary Art Magazine Issue 15, June 2021.
  • Meta Meta magazine - August 2019.

Exhibitions

  • Landings - Falmouth University 2020.
  • Cohere Project, Hull International Photography Festival 2019 - including work from Jerusalem: Redux.
  • A Fractured Glass At Future In The Earth - for Refugee Week, V&A London 2019.
  • Inside The Fringe - Brighton Station Concourse, commissioned by Brighton Fringe 2018.

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