James Smith Photography
Image from James Smith Photography
Image from James Smith Photography

Welcome to my new website

I became a professional landscape photographer in 1991 after several years as a semi professional.  A love of the Outer Hebrides resulted in a move from from the City of York to the Isle of Lewis and establishment of what resulted in the very successful Oiseval Photographic Gallery. The Gallery was located in the peaceful crofting village of Brue on the spectacular Atlantic coast of Lewis. I spent over 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 scenic Solway Firth and also the Scottish Borders Region.

I also continue to produce new images of the Outer Hebrides and I am delighted to provide mounted signed prints to the Callanish Visitor Centre on the Isle of Lewis.

I  now 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 the new state of the art Nikon D850 digital camera.  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.