James Leighton-Burns is a celebrated fine art and commercial photographer. He started taking pictures at age 8 with his father’s polaroid camera while on holiday. He studied under the famous Tony Maestro at Bournemouth & Poole (Nick Knight, Wolfgang Tillmans). Turned professional at age 23, shot the Oasis album cover ‘The Masterplan’ at age 24. While starting young in the media industry James received many commissions in different areas of photography and soon moved into lifestyle and reportage while building a portrait archive.
In his portrait collection he has Norman Cook, Eminem, Beck, Public Enemy, Richard E. Grant, Joe Cole, and Zero 7. He has shot the international campaigns for Boxfresh and a number of fashion labels, travelled the world with Smirnoff and Xbox. He has made hundreds of shoots for national and international brands.
His shorts films have gained a huge success in social media, in advertising he has made campaign imagery for Alfa Romeo, the BBC and Levi’s just to name a few. His portraits can be viewed in the British National Portrait Gallery archive. Recently James has moved on to digital 51mp medium format and 4k moving images. Late 2014 James’s new studio will be ready.
Each menu category has a PDF portfolio with the option to download, if you require further assistance you can email your request. Photographs can be purchased and processed via Spectrum Photographic.