Throughout James’s earlier career as a celebrated photographer, he shot commissions for established brands, record labels, celebrities and musicians. He focused on personality and situation. His career began with Dazed & Confused and he received work from magazines, weekend publications and fashion labels. His music photography archive contains artists such as Public Enemy, Eminem, an Oasis Album cover, plus a collection of contemporary artists. His work can be seen in the National Portrait Gallery archive. His reportage work has taken him around the world many times. He also shot various advertising campaigns for brands and products before film making took over from stills. Although James is high on the dyslexic scale, his feature story has gained interest before completion. He has started outlining his second script idea… and training for a brutal 100 mile trail race with 10,000ft of climb, with the aim of completion under 24hrs.
The official archive of James Leighton-Burns. Writer/Director/Stills.
Concept, Pre-Production, Film Production, Stills, Post-Production, Colour Grading, Retouching, Music, Voiceover, Tell Your Story, Reach Audience.
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