As a Scholar James' interests were in the creative side such as art & design, wood and metalwork. These tendencies led him into a joinery apprenticeship where he got involved with many building projects. The creative side took him more into cabinet making and finishing work.
The photography side is a similarly creative notion which came to the fore on a 10 month trip to Australia and new Zealand at the age of 23. His first SLR camera , a Canon AE1 Program was bought while there. On his return James started taking local scenes, getting prints made, and then framing them in his workshop.Pressures of work and family put this fairly much on the back burner for almost 20 more years until the lure became too much to resist. The challenge of combining elements of nature, with light and timing is addictive.
Getting out of bed not long after getting into it, to then head out in dark, sometimes wet conditions is often rewarded with spectacular lighting conditions as the day breaks.The workshop of today is more technical. From the capture of the 21mp SLR camera through to the archival inkjet printing process and finally to the framing bench for the finishing touch. These framed and canvas style images are beautifully presented and now proudly owned by many.
He is totally self taught through experience& experimentation and James has now produced a fine portfolio of predominantly local landscapes which are displayed at many Galleries and retail outlets in the area.
He has also produced work for various publications, Books & websites.
A selection of this member's work is shown below - click to view a larger image in a new browser window.
Boat of Garten
Phone : 01479 831462