Headshot, Portrait, Theatre & Events Photographer based in the beautiful city of York
Clients & Projects inc.
York Minster - York Theatre Royal - Flanagan Collective - Creative Learning Partnership - Quarts Crew - Mud Pie Arts - Qa Research - CCT - Slung Low - York Cycle Tours - York Love Arts Festival -
capture-york.com - Frances Simon, Talent & Performance Agency - Axisweb - Black Rose Ball -
Paul Mirfin Band - Nurture Talent - Next Door But One - Deershed Festival
My images have featured in The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Stage - Whats on Stage, York Press, York Mix , The Yorkshire Post and many web sites
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.
If you want to discuss an upcoming project or an event, please get in touch via the contact page.
If you're looking for an actors headshot I have a studio space in York and / or we can use natural light outdoors. I have portable lighting and am happy to travel to you if that's easier. I offer several options & packages so please get in touch for more details.
'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 Co-Artistic Director, Upstage Centre
'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
'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
'James is one of the nicest guys I've met since my acting career has started, the way he makes you think during the shoot about different emotions helps capture the outstanding photographs he takes. I've used him twice now for headshots and both times I've loved the results.'
Danny Dixon, Actor