Freelance photography and film based in London, England
Freelance photography and film based in London, England
Esfahan, Iran

About

I was an illustrator for clients like The London Evening Standard and The Spectator before moving into art direction for advertising. In 1999, I became creative director of BSA Advertising, London, before opening Giraffe in 2003 with two partners. In July 2010, I started my own agency, NGI.

I have art directed and written for numerous clients including British Airways, Canon, Google, JP Morgan, Nikon, Reuters, Sony, Toyota and YouTube. I have judged the Ri5 and The Guardian CIPD creative awards. In addition to my creative work, I develop websites using open source technologies.

I have travelled and photographed over 40 countries worldwide. My images have been published by BBC News, Guardian Weekend, Lonely Planet, Metro, National Geographic Traveler, The Observer, Pearson, Real Travel, STA Travel, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Time Out and Wanderlust.


Schedule

2016: India
2015: India
2014: Sri Lanka, Jordan, Turkey
2013: Greece
2012: Spain, Tunisia
2011: India, Morocco, Malta
2010: India, Germany, Egypt, Malaysia
2009: Turkey, Italy, Bangladesh, India, Lithuania, Kenya
2008: Iran, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia
2007: Yemen, Tanzania, Uganda
2006: China
2005: Jordan, Syria, Canada

Competitions

2016: National Geographic Traveller: longlisted
2014: Specsavers Perfect Pairing: winner
2012: National Geographic Traveller: shortlisted
2011: Canon Your EOS Adventure: category winner
2011: Stylist: shortlisted
2011: Malta Today: monthly winner
2010: Sony and Condé Nast Traveller: highly commended
2010: STA Travel Exotic Cultures: winner
2009: Daily Telegraph Big Picture: weekly winner

Equipment

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D and Fujifilm X100T
Lenses: Canon 50mm f1.8, 17-40mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8L and 70-200mm f4L
Sound: Rode VideoMic Pro

© James Shannon 2016