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I shoot headshots, theatre, events & people

My ninth birthday present was a 35mm film camera. The technology may have changed immeasurably over the years but my passion for Photography hasn't dimmed one bit...

My images have featured in The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Stage, Whats on Stage, York Press, York Mix & The Yorkshire Post.

clients & projects inc.

York Minster - York Theatre Royal - Deer Shed Festival - Two Ridings Community Foundation - York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - SEYH - Frances Simon Talent & Performance Agency - Next Door But One - Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival - Mud Pie Arts - York Love Arts Festival - Story Craft Theatre - The Cogency - Proper Job Theatre - York Health Mela - Inspired Youth - Change Grow Live - Ellandar Productions

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Public Liability Insurance Certificate available on request


See here for Actor Headshot pricing

Pricing for all other work...Business Headshots, Events, Theatre Rehearsals, Production Shots, Promotion etc... let's have a chat first so I can fully understand your requirements. Please get in touch via the Contact Page

warm words

'James you are an absolute star. Your photographs have brought our values, support and stories to life. And your empathy and skill as a photographer is a joy to work alongside. You understand people and people is what we are all about'

Bec Horner - PR & Comms, Two Ridings Community Foundation

'James is one of the most wonderful, thoughtful, kind people you'll meet. This has given the photoshoots a wonderful edge of compassion and fun, making both patients and NHS Staff feel at ease. He is innovative, inspirational and creative; the shots capture the essence of each person with depth and richness, beautifully crafted and composed, creating wonderfully powerful shots and very human connections. A joy every time'

Griselda Goldsbrough

Art and Design Development Manager, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

'Anyone in need of headshots! Here's your guy! He put me at ease, made it so so simple and for someone very picky about pictures of myself, I was thrilled with the end results! Could not recommend him highly enough'

Matt Harper CEO and Artistic Director, Next Door But One


'James has worked with us on various projects at York Minster over the last few years. His documentary style has been perfect for capturing people, places and atmosphere. James was our photographer for a high profile street art event in 2013, followed by a large scale youth project in 2014 which incorporated artists, artwork and young people. The high quality of his images preceded by his sensitive approach to a subject, theme and understanding of what a project is about make him a truly remarkable photographer'

Helen Moore, York Minster


'I've used James many times for production shots in the theatre, where a photographer has to be quick, calm and reliable. His friendly approach, professional manner, and uncanny ability to get that 'perfect' shot mean I'll continue to do so in the future'

Michael Lambourne, York Theatre Royal

James always captures our events perfectly & it's not always easy! Quick rehearsals, low lighting, fast paced activities...he smashed it again!

Colin Jackson, Producer, Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival

'Working with James has been a pleasure. As a theatre company, we look for photographers who bring their own ideas, can take the essence of a play or an atmosphere and capture it in a still image. It’s no mean feat - trying to get a big, moving, live experience across in one shot is tough - James nails it every time. It’s also lovely to work with such a kind, mild mannered and friendly person - his presence in a rehearsal room, dress rehearsal or preview performance is naturally helpful and never a disruption. We couldn’t recommend him enough'

Alex Wright, Flanagan Collective


'James goes the extra mile and it's always a pleasure working with him. He gets on well with the young actors and they feel relaxed during photoshoots and filming sessions'

Frances Simon, Theatrical & TV Agent

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