James has over 15 years experience in commercials and film.
Having initially studied graphic design, it is his love of photography that has led his creative career. One of his first jobs was at leading motion control studio, Rushes/SVC, London where he was able to develop a comprehensive knowledge of cameras and the diversity of lighting. The first chapter in his journey as a DoP saw him working in house on hundreds of projects from title sequences to commercials.
For the last eight years, James has worked as a freelance D.O.P, travelling the world working on a range of projects as diverse as documentaries in Congo to promotional films for Aston Martin. His films have been screened at Cannes and Raindance film festivals.
Currently working on commercials and documentaries James has the ability to adapt to a wide range of subjects and styles. Clients include National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Christies, Bonham's, Chivas, Courvoisier, Waitrose and many superyacht manufacturers.
"Thanks so much for sending the copy of your truly wonderful documentary: Surviving Burkitts. The way you use a camera is so exciting; you are a true visual artist and in this case, you chose two remarkable woman to be your focus. There were no talking heads in this brief masterpiece".
Pat Silver-Lasky (Mrs. Jesse L. Lasky, Jr) Author, Script Consultant and lecturer. Writers Guild of Great Britain, Writers Guild of America, American Society of Authors & BAFTA
"Well, Surviving Burkitts is such a powerful and quite extraordinary document and documentary. Prof Elizabeth Molyneux comes over as a remarkable doctor and human being. The humanity just pours out of her. It feels like such a fitting tribute to Scott and I hope that it is seen by tons of people. It certainly deserves to. It is informative, poetic and profoundly moving. It will stay with me for a long time".
Ruth Caleb O.B.E Executive Producer for BBC Television Acting Head of BBC Drama Group Head of BBC Drama
Working with James is a great pleasure and the quality of his work is extremely high.
Sara Gioanola PR & Press at Heesen Yachts