Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of shooting some wonderful artists. Working with performers is a particular passion of mine as I get a real buzz out of the collaborative process.
The best thing about being a photographer and spending your life with a couple of cameras around your neck is getting to meet wonderful people. I love being a photographer, whether it is a paid commission or just someone I meet who I feel I have to photograph.
I've been running street photography courses for the past couple of years around Shoreditch run through the Indytute.
"The wilds of Shoreditch are home to a number of interesting specimens. The area is mainly populated by the distinctive Hipster, but you may catch a glimpse of a sharp-suited banker or a shot of a fast-moving bike courier as he weaves in and out of the traffic; a rare capture, the gazelle of the Urban Jungle. Join award-winning documentary photographer James Millar for an educational and humorous journey around the capital. Improve your photography skills and see the city afresh. Learn how to bother interesting-looking people in the street for a picture without getting punched, pick up some photographic 'art-speak' to impress your friends with, and acquire a few picture-taking gimmicks to make people think you know what you're doing."
If it's a straightforward headshot or a creative corporate portrait, I am equipped with a mobile studio and have access to a professional studio. I offer competitive rates for series of portraits or bespoke creative shoots which say something about you and your business.
I have a passion for the architecture and interiors and enjoy exploring beautiful spaces. I have worked with a number of clients to achieve the high quality imagery which is required in the discerning sector of photography
Possibly the most important element to an effective PR or marketing campaign is strong, imaginative imagery. Get in touch to discuss your requirements, as part of my photography I offer guidance and ideas to come up with arresting images to elevate your brand.
“The appeal of a tintype for me is a return to picture-making as a craft, a skill, as well as an artistic endeavour. Tintype is the complete antithesis of digital photography; it‘s time-consuming and expensive, requires a knowledge of chemistry and skill with a camera. The end result is a single object, an image made literally of silver, which cannot be replicated, and that‘s the beauty of it for me.”
One of my passions is wet-plate photography or tintypes as they are known. Along with Ben Wallace and Heather Tyrrell we have founded The Tintype Studio where we shoot portraits and run workshops teaching the technique.
This book, published through Watermill Books, was the result of a winter month spent revisiting all the places in Perthshire I grew up with through the lens of my cameras. Recounting some of the stories and folk legends I’ve heard over the years. Places which have scared, inspired and charmed me over the past four decades.
My first book with Tricity Vogue, chronicling our adventure spending time with a rural French circus troupe travelling around Normandy.
On the cusp of gentrification, this corner of South East London is home to a wide variety of individuals. Local Ben Wallace and I spent time getting to know the area.
Bens words: As with most shopping streets in twenty-first century Britain if you look above the new Perspex signs of the modern shops on Deptford High Street still bears the scars of its previous incarnations, ornate brick work advertising long since closed department stores, tile work more robust and durable than the pubs and breweries they advertise, there is something different Deptford has to offer us which is hard to quantify. I’ve never been to Venice but I know there is a quality of light there that is utterly beguiling, I know this from the huge volume of work from artists who want to share it with me. When you get Deptford it is the same feeling, you want to share it with the world and keep it secret all at once.
In January 2017, I spent a month in Sri Lanka working on some artistic projects. The pictures are to form an exhibition in the second of my 'Month In' series. The last 'A Month in Perthshire' is due to published with an exhibition this year in Aberfeldy.