James Deavin is a photographer with over 20 years experience in the UK and USA. He’s now based in leafy South West London where he lives with his family.
James has a degree in Ancient History from King’s College, which he completed in 1995. He decided that his new found analytical skills and knowledge of Roman Britain would be best used in the Creative Industries so he set up as a photographer – always his passion before (and since). He enjoys quoting Latin oratory in pre-prods to this day.
After assisting numerous advertising photographers he set up on his own in 2001 and found success working in editorial, design and advertising. He has been twice Best in Book in Creative Review’s Photo Annual, one of which led to his successful 5 year collaboration with Tate – documenting their spaces and the people within for a library of images they could use in their marketing materials. It’s still in use today.
James’s style is influenced by documentary and fine art traditions and he really enjoys using humour in his work. He says “it’s fun to move styles on, but.. always use the light’s that already there.”
Carthago delenda est!
Tate // Arts and Business // Art Fund // Barbican // Google// Sony // IBM
W // Fast Company // 125 // PDN // Creative Review // Next Level // Sunday Telegraph // Stella // Independent