James Blake has travelled all around England, Europe, The Balkans, The Mediterranean, North Africa, North & Central America and New Zealand in pursuit of his love of art and photography. Previous to art and photography James studied Public Media, Communications & Cultural Studies at Trinity & All Saints College, Leeds University and Fine Art Sculpture at the West Wales School of Art, as well as working as an artist, as a graphic and web designer and as a dj / club promoter. James was educated in England but was very fortunate to have spent his childhood growing up in Malta and Dubai, with visits to South East Asia, Europe and Scandinavia with his parents.
This blog contains links to all of the books James has published for his travel and art photography from 2004 to 2019, which included travels in England, North Africa, Central Europe, The Balkans, North and Central America, as well as three years spent living in New Zealand, three years spent living in Cyprus and a year spent in Spain. In 2007 James also lived in London and studied Documentary Film at The British Film Iinstitue. Sadly nothing has survived of a year spent in Cornwall (2004), or has survived of a 4,000 mile journey taken in America (2006) and also nothing for the three years spent in New Zealand (2008-2010). Also here are links to books for all of James’ music mixes, graphic/web design and art from 1993 to 2003. All of the books were re-presented in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The music, art and design, travel and photography are all interlinked as ‘two halves of the same coin’. A balance of creativity and observation. Also, since 2020, James has been working on a couple of new projects -‘The Biology Of Pre-Christian Art : Ancient Signs, Symbols And Motifs‘ and ‘The Biology Of Christian Art : Ancient Signs, Symbols And Motifs‘.
James is also a member of WPO and Lightstalkers and his work has featured in The Courier (UK), The Kent Messenger (UK), Kent On Sunday (UK), Cyprus Weekly (Cyprus), Options Newspaper (Cyprus), Sunday Mail (Cyprus), Mondo In Tasca (Italy), Guida Viaggi (Italy), Globetrotter Magazine (Italy), De Duinstreek (Holland) and The Photographer’s Mail (New Zealand) and has been exhbited in Holland, New Zealand and Cyprus (where it was very positively recieved in the media – “Extraordinary” “Spectacular”, “Stunning”, “Amazing”, “Beautiful“).