James Buck




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. James is passionate about lighting and draws from his background in graphics to influence his lighting and composition. 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 photographer 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 the Congo to promotional films for Aston Martin. His films have been screened at Cannes and Raindance film festivals.

Currently working on commercials, James has the ability to adapt his brilliant use of light across a wide range of industries from food to cars. His beautiful, crisp style suits the luxury sector. Clients include Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, National Geographic, Christies, Bonham's, Sharwoods, Morrisons, Birds Eye, Waitrose, Courvoisier, BBC, Chivas and many superyacht manufacturers.