Finding inspiration in unexpected places is something photographer James Day does exceptionally well. A simple handkerchief picked up at Labour and Wait, for example, led him to experiment with the compositions created by folding the silk squares. Laying them against a complimentary background provided a healthy dose of contrast and whimsy. It just goes to show […]
James Day collaborated with adam&eveDDB to create a campaign for luxury department store chain Harvey Nichols worthy of the Press Grand Prix and 5 Gold Lions at Cannes. The ads suggest the consumer hand out cheap gifts so they could instead treat themselves without guilt, and successfully so. It was a smash hit that married luxury packaging […]
Photographer James Day has wandered from his comfort zone in favor of elegant black and white portraits in his newest ongoing series, fittingly entitled Old Salt. “I find shooting personal work very fulfilling creatively and I think it is so important as it really feeds your commercial work and your creative soul. The hardest thing is […]
James Day landed the cover of Vanity Fair UK’s spring 2014 design issue with this still life photo he shot for the annual time piece feature. James and set designer, Brigit Hegarty, were asked to create images based around five different movements from the history of art; Cubism, Biomorphism, Popart, Surrealism and Brutalism.
For the travel section of Vanity Fair UK’s March issue, James Day photographed this graphic still life flashing the season’s hottest sunnies.
For this December’s issue of Vanity Fair, Nick Foulkes penned an article on what he would be lusting after this Christmas and James Day was asked to illustrate his piece with a still life series of Nick’s wish list.
James Day won Gold at the AOP awards in the portrait category for this personal series of close-up nudes titled, Golden Gods. Taking a classical approach, James has captured an intimate and vulnerable moment in each portrait. Of the three portrait series to receive AOP accolades this year, two were by James Day- his personal series, Funeral Guests, was […]
James Day was recently commissioned by The New Yorker to photograph Alan Rusbridger- Editor in Chief of The Guardian. Published in print and out on newsstands today, the article can also be viewed online by clicking here.
James Day recently shot this mini portrait series called Scott & Lucy. These stoic close-ups came out of the casting James did for his Golden Gods series, and he explains, “I thought that Lucy and Scott had a fabulous look which I could pair up nicely. There is something both beautiful and slightly sinister about them […]
A giant congratulations to James Day for being awarded a Gold Lion for photography at Cannes this year! James won this prestigious accolade for his collaboration with Y&R Dubai and Land Rover. Each still life features an exotic specialty dish from around the world– intended to make you question your spirit of adventure, and we’re giving James an adventure rating of 10/10 […]
In a new personal series by James Day, he asked these fine bearded blokes to arrive on set in the attire they would wear to a funeral. Although the men all share common features, it’s their personal style which make all the difference; an ascot, a pin-striped suit, a leather jacket, and a pocket square.
James Day put a contemporary spin on these vintage Bakelite record players in his new series of personal still life work. Using each cases’ lid as a backdrop, James explored an array of tones and textures, breathing new life into a near-extinct relic.
With their imaginations combined, James Day and the creative team at Ogilvy produced this ingenious campaign for Hot Wheels. James has been awarded 1st place for this series in the Advertising-Product category of the International Photography Awards.
James Day couples high-end fashion with still life photography in this new personal series of designer pumps. A collaboration with set designer, Gemma Tickle, James says, “I wanted to keep the graphic aesthetic that runs through all my work but try a different approach.” The series features heels designed by Giuseppe Zanotti, Pierre Hardy, Stella McCartney, and Nicolas Kirkwood. […]
James Day and Grey London joined forces on The Times’ new ‘Tech Joy’ series– an app list which covers all devices and formats with the 40 top app categories and expert reviews. The images show several everyday objects, including a drum kit, a sandwich, a teddy bear, a dart board and a life-saver in the shape […]
James Day shot the backside of these sky high designer pumps for a new personal still life project. A selection of shoes by Charlotte Olympia, Michael Kors, and Louboutin, James has sent us straight up to high-heel heaven.
James Day is getting us revved up for spring with this scrumptious new collection of still lifes. A collaboration with London-based set designer, Gemma Tickle, this personal series exhibits James’ sharp eye for composition, color, and style.
And Violets are blue…. Photos by James Day