London-based James Deavin is a documentary and lifestyle photographer with over 20 years’ experience shooting in the UK and USA.
James has a degree in Ancient History from King’s College, but his work assisting advertising photographers saw him go on to pursue a passion for image-making.
Working closely with the arts and education sectors, James’ gently humoured, documentary-like style has won him success across editorial, design and advertising.
A love of history and fine art traditions lends his work an anthropological realism, earmarked by natural lighting and a sense of fleeting encounters.
While James prefers to shoot with minimal kit, he is just as experienced in large-scale productions with full teams, both on location and in the studio.
A two-time recipient of Best in Book in Creative Review’s Photo Annual, James has enjoyed a 5-year collaboration with Tate, documenting their spaces and visitors to create a library of images still in use today.
James now balances his work in the arts with shooting lifestyle campaigns for global technology companies.
Commercial Clients include: Tate // Arts and Business // Art Fund // Barbican // Google // Sony // IBM
Editorial Clients include: W // Fast Company // 125 // PDN // Creative Review // Next Level // Sunday Telegraph // Stella // Independent