James SmithPhotography

James Smith

Welcome to my website

I live on the coast of the Solway Firth in Cumbria, having moved from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides to the Solway Coast in 2011.

I became a professional landscape photographer in 1991. This was following several very successful exhibitions of my work, mainly in Scotland. I moved with my wife Janet, from Yorkshire to the Outer Hebrides in 1991. At this time we established the Oiseval Photographic Gallery in the village of Brue on the wild Atlantic coast of the island.

My gallery displayed my own work exclusively, and ran very successfully for 20 years until we moved to Cumbria following semi retirement in 2011.

Whilst living in the Outer Hebrides I visited all the islands in the chain, including St Kilda on a regular basis to capture new images in all weather conditions. I never ceased to be inspired by the wonderful light and landscape I experienced, and the friendliness, warmth, and support of the Islanders.

I spend much of my time presently working in Cumbria especially along the Solway Coast and in Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders.

My latest work covers the South Rhins of Galloway, a lovely area that I will be visiting many times in the future.

My images are available for purchase from this website. I display work in the Percy House Gallery in Cockermouth here in Cumbria. and produce images on a regular basis for many commercial clients including Scottish Natural Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cumbria County Council, Solway Wetlands Partnership, Solway AONB, and various magazine publishers.

Website updated on 30 Aug 2023