James is an emerging self-taught amateur photographer. He has had enormous encouragement to exhibit his work in London, following several visits to Goa to document communities living in rural poverty on the fringes of Goa’s tourist resorts. He has recorded the parts we all see as tourists and the underbelly some of us try to avoid. In return for taking these photographs he involved himself with local charity organizations and continues to have links today.
James is now living close to the Peak District in Yorkshire, which he is constantly discovering and re-visiting. His images from East Sussex and of The Peak District are available as Prints. It is these works along with commissions which are being admired internationally.
Did you study photography?
“No. I feel the experiences gained with using various cameras and being in different environments and scenarios from childhood, using a basic film camera through my adolescence and into present using digital and film cameras, have provided the bones of my understanding of a camera. But in saying this I am continually learning and being excited by every opportunity to take photographs and improve my techniques.With these developing techniques and processes the images may have changed but the passion is still the same. For me every picture is so different, there isn’t any one technique I would use and this is what I love about the editing process. It can be metamorphic.
What music do you listen to while editing?
I would say the top contenders are : A.R. Rahman, Nina Simone, Van Morrisson and Bob Dylan, Morcheeba, Adele, Air, Seven, Charlie Byrd Parker and Chet Baker, Andrea Bocelli and Elbow.
Does other photography inspire you?
I am inspired by so many people and things, not just photography. An old movie, a walk in the countryside, an old family photo, a song lyric, today’s fashion , a postcard or graffiti and chatting with friends. Inspiration comes from everywhere and everyone.
Coastal and Landscape
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