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 in Malta and Dubai, with visits to South East Asia, Europe and Scandinavia with his parents.
This website contains links to all of the books James has published for his photography since 2004 (sadly most of James’ photography for 2004 to 2010 has essentially been lost or ruined due to a catastrophic computer failure in 2017), and links to books for his music mixes, graphic/web design and fine art that James created between 1993 and 2003. All of the books were recovered, repaired and re-presented in 2018 and 2019 (up to and including ‘The Art Of Life‘). The music, art and design and photography are all interlinked as ‘two halves of the same coin’. A balance of creativity and observation.
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“).