James is an English/Italian photographer and visual artist. He is known for a unique approach that sits at the intersection of photography, visual art, and live performance, creating work grounded in portraiture, still-life, and responses to the environment.
He trained in fine art & live performance and his creative career began as a performer and writer for live arts and theatre working with organisations such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Gate, and Theatre de Complicite. In 2011 he returned to the visual arts, building a freelance photographic business. In 2021 he gained a Master’s Degree in Photography from Falmouth University and his project MANNA (looking at food and cultural heritage) was selected by curators at Bloomberg and the New Art Exchange for SOURCE Magazine’s graduate showcase. He has exhibited work at Hull International Photography Festival, the V&A in London, and Home in Manchester.
He works globally and divides his time between the UK and Australia.
His commercial clients include: The Royal Opera House, Breguet (The Swatch Company), Penguin/Random House, Boosey & Hawkes, The Charleston Trust, Glyndebourne, The National Theatre etc. He has been published in The Observer, The New York Times, SOURCE, Ain't-Bad, and on other media outlets and platforms including the BBC.
Phone: +44 (0)7967 382342