James French picked up a camera aged fifteen and hasn’t put it down since. Inspired by photographers like William Eggleston, Andreas Gursky and Guy Bourdin, James has a style that is bold, graphic and suffused with colour.
James’s work finds a magic in the mundane. From the formless and everyday, he derives a symmetry and structure that is revealing and unusual. Red chairs, apartment blocks and an empty goal mouth are the everyday matter from which powerful compositions emerge.
James’s work has been exhibited internationally, including group shows in London and Barcelona, and a solo show of his ‘Reorientation’ project in Brighton. Work from his ‘Naked’ project has been selected for inclusion in the limited edition hardback book ‘X’, a celebration of 10 years of 125 Magazine.