My Story

About Me

Welcome to my website! As you may have guessed my name is James and I am an Isle of Man based photographer with a passion for the great outdoors, capturing enduring images that stand the test of time and exploring incredible wild places. My main passion is for landscape photography, but I additionally have experience in many other photography niches such as portraiture, events, commercial & wedding photography.

For me it is so massively rewarding to face the ever-changing environment and weather conditions to capture unique moments in time and create enduring memories to last a lifetime. With this site my ultimate goal is to help inspire people to embrace adventure, nature and the wild in the same transformative way I have.

My photographic journey first began in 2006 with my first camera, a Fuji Finepix E900 specifically purchased for a trip to South Africa. Unbelievably at the age of 19, this was my very first trip abroad! To be honest I was utterly clueless about photography and anywhere beyond the shores of my home island. However this trip ignited a combined passion for photography and travel which has had a profound impact on sculpting my life ever since. Within weeks of returning from this first trip, I had booked another trip to China and a few months later still, I then set off round the world alone for 8 months. I was ultimately hooked and never looked back!

I have been fortunate that my travels have taken me all over the world from the deserts of Namibia to the rainforests of Borneo to the foot of Mt Everest. It would be fair to describe me as a bit of a travel addict with my trips taking me to over 40 countries worldwide. Most exciting of all is that I’ve only just scratched the surface of what this beautiful world has to offer.

As an Isle of Man photographer, my home island, cannot be considered exotic like many other destinations I have visited thus far, yet it still packs a significant punch in the photography stakes in my opinion. Wild coastlines, dramatic mountain vistas, lush woodland glens and iconic historical ruins are all within easy reach of each other. In many ways this beautiful Island has provided the perfect platform in which to develop my photography skills. I feel very lucky to be able to explore and shoot such incredible scenery right on my doorstep. The Isle of Man is a very undervalued photography destination and I hope to help it get the recognition it deserves.

The galleries on this site are designed to showcase the full range of my photographic work. The landscape galleries show images from locations close to home such as my Isle of Man photography but also from various trips to far flung and adventurous corners of the world.

All landscape photos on this site are for sale as prints on a variety of mediums and my photographic services are available for hire for events, weddings, portraits, commercial & of course landscape photography requirements.

Thanks for visiting & take care.

Key Tips

Photography can seem overwhelmingly complex at times, but it really doesn’t have to be. These key tips are designed to cut through the noise and help you on your way.

1. You’ve got to be in it to win it. Go out and shoot.

2. Stay true to photographing the things you truly love.

3. Composition is more important than technical perfection.

4. Think outside the box and go where others don’t.

5. Avoid over editing to compensate for a poor shot.

6. Quality over quantity every time.

7. Patience and planning are the most important skills of all.

8. Don’t lose sight of the real reasons you do it.

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