James Oaten

James Oaten

Photographer, Writer and Co-Founder of Studio CirculaireBrighton, United Kingdom
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James Oaten

James Oaten

Photographer, Writer and Co-Founder of Studio CirculaireBrighton, United Kingdom
About me
I work in portraiture, lifestyle and cycling for editorial and commercial clients. I also write. I work across the UK and internationally. I co-founded Studio Circulaire with Carine Buchanan. I've worked with the Post Office, Cyclist Magazine, Transport for London, Jimmy's Iced Coffee, The Simple Things, Barbour, JTI, The Ride Journal, Organix, Action on Addiction, Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa, Cervélo Cycles, Cyclescheme and others...
  • Cycling
    CyclingVarious shoots for Cyclist, Bikes Etc., Cervélo, Bowman, Transport for London and Cyclescheme's 'Cycle Commuter' magazine.
  • Portrait
Projects credited in
  • Dombo Mug
    Dombo MugSustainability is not black and white. While we were waiting to (safely) get back to work, I co-founded Studio Circulaire with James and we did our first studio shoot while in lockdown. We chose Richard Hutten's black and white Dombo Mugs and 'Transparency' as the theme to challenge what we think we know about design and sustainability but also to ask questions and start conversations. If people are really doing what they say, they'll welcome the opportunity to tell you their story.
  • Studio Circulaire
    Studio CirculaireWhen we started working together five years ago, I was a stylist and James Oaten a photographer, but on every project, every collaboration we worked on together, we did bring so much more that we started talking about Studio Circulaire. The Lockdown has been the time to turn an idea into reality so here we are, we're back planning and creating, safely of course and with new challenges so come look around and get in touch. www.studiocirculaire.com/home
  • Link and Bridge OMK Design
    Link and Bridge OMK DesignI was commissioned by OMK Design to art direct and style their new ' Bridge' table and 'Link' modular seating system, for their brochure, website and publicity materials for international trade fairs. For more information, head over to www.studiocirculaire.com/omk-design
  • Walking on Eggshells with Axel Arigato
    Walking on Eggshells with Axel Arigato
  • Personal project | Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb
    Personal project | Rhubarb Rhubarb RhubarbArt Direction, Styling, set design and props sourcing.
  • Matt Davis Ceramics
    Matt Davis CeramicsCommissioned by Matt Davis to art direct, style and produce a studio shoot for the launch of his 3D ceramics range.
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Work history
    PhotographerJames Oaten
    Brighton, United KingdomFreelance
  • Photography
  • Retouching
  • Copywriting
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Development
  • Creative Direction
  • Client Support
    MScUniversity of Bristol
     - Bristol, United Kingdom