The night has intrigued and inspired James for many years and in the past he has experimented with the traditional technique of shooting very long exposures, to embrace the unique characteristics given to landscapes by the moon and artificial city lights.
Working on ‘Lightscapes’, he has been exploring the night in a new way, stripping away conventional visual references to focus not on the landscape itself but on the vivid scars of light that pierce the darkness.
Vast industrialized cities, isolated village communities and iconic landmarks are represented as graphic patterns of light, whilst the contours of buildings are stripped away to reveal only the contents within.