About James Smith

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Welcome to my web site which has now been completly updated with new images and new layout.

James was born in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

I became a professional landscape photographer in 1991 after several years as a semi professional.  At the same time I moved from the City of York to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and established the very successful Oiseval Photographic Gallery, located in the peaceful crofting village of Brue on the spectacular Atlantic coast of Lewis. I spent 20 very happy years in the Outer Hebrides and in 2011 I became semi retired and moved to Silloth, on the shores of the Solway Firth in Cumbria. I now enjoy producing images of Cumbria, especially along the west coast of Cumbria and around the shores of the Solway.  

I also continue to produce new images of the Outer Hebrides and I am delighted to continue providing images to Oiseval Gallery and the Callanish Visitor Centre on the Isle of Lewis.

I also have work displayed for sale in Percy House Gallery in the town of Cockermouth, Cumbria                             

I worked for many years with  Mamiya RZ67 and Linhof 617 Technorama panoramic film camera's. At present I work with a both my film and Nikon DX3 and D800 digital camera's. I find that sometimes film will give me a better result than digital and so I intend to continue using both for the time being.

The images displayed on my web site are all available for sale via the web site. I have many other images also available for purchase which are not at present displayed on this site and I welcome inquiries regarding these. Images are printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art 305 gsm Ultra Smooth paper using the latest Epson 7900 wide format printer and Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks. Prints are closely examined and signed by myself. This combination of ink and paper gives an expected print life in excess of 70 years.

I welcome inquiries regarding commercial use of my images. 

 July 2015

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