James Davey

Photographer

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Lighting Designer - Retoucher

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About me

With over eight years working as a Commercial Photographer, I have extensive experience to offer value and expertise on any kind of project. With a degree in Marketing followed by a few years in the industry, these foundations have built the way I work today - by practicing precision and perfection when approaching shoots and thriving to create powerful original imagery whilst keeping my clients brand in mind. I'm a country lad from Devon, now working and living from London. My portfolio of clients span across various industries and locations; from Riverford Farms in Devon to The GOOD Hotel group in London. Capturing people, locations and objects is what I do best. From interiors to products, and sports athletes to farmers, I thrive being challenged to capture the everyday in new and interesting ways.

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Skills

  • Dslr Photography
  • Lighting Design
  • Studio Lighting
  • Photoshoot Pre-production
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Commercial Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Still Life Photography
  • Marketing Branding

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Hole & Corner Magazine

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      Georg Jensen

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        Silverstone

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          James Davey Photography

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          Work history

          Currently

          Apr 2008
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • As you may or may not know, being a fulfilled photographer is more than taking powerful pictures. In today's competitive and over saturated industry; we are researchers, we are advisers, we are decisive decision makers and problem solvers, we are fully committed and take responsibility for our actions, we are quality driven, we are open to the new and interesting ways that people view and interact with our photography, and not forgetting we are always calm and approachable. It's more than taking pictures. - I've photographed hundreds of people over the past ten years; celebrity chef Geetie Singh Watson, Riverford Organic Farm owner Guy Watson, the exciting Indy Car driver Jordan King, as well as leading figures within the world's metal trading and private equity industries. - There's nothing more exciting than sitting down with a client and working on a brief together (apart from presenting the finished images to clients of course). Researching, approaching ideas and planning how we can get it done. - I’m meticulous when it comes to planning my photo shoots. I was asked to cover most of the content for an issue reviewing a charming town called Exmouth, in Devon. I spent days researching local businesses, possible stories, view points and contacts. I spent two days in Exmouth and captured a beautiful sun rise for their front cover, and discovered many other wonderful things about the town for them. - Knowing how different lighting looks on people, as well as on various surfaces is crucial. I know how to light a subject in the best way, this simply comes with experience. For instance, I was commissioned to photograph a floating London hotel for its launch. The client briefed to have a natural looking set of images but wanted the food and drink to look premium. I back flashed for the cocktails so the glassware looked clean and the liquids looked rich, and I used top/side flash for the food to give it a stimulating directional and stylised feel. I kept all the flashed shots soft so I could photograph the staff with flattering natural daylight to tie them all together and keep to the brief. - I fully understand how to use all types of digital photography equipment and know choosing the correct piece of equipment is significant to get the shot. A couple of examples are when I photograph sports athletes in action I use Bronocolor because I can control the flash duration, which means I can freeze the action. And I use prime lenses when shooting still life because they give me a higher quality image because there is less glass inside the lens. - Photoshop is my go to programme when I retouch photos. I have retouched many kinds of images, from faces of top models/celebrities to a plate of delicious food. Before and after examples are available upon request.