about: my photography
I was born and raised in England, near the famous city of Liverpool but now call County Kerry Ireland my home. I feel blessed to be living here. Having a base in Tralee means I am close to many of the places I like to shoot; from north Kerry to Ballybunion, through Dingle and into Killarney National Park, this section of the Wild Atlantic Way is a photographer's dream. I do not know of a more varied and beautiful landscape than exists here. County Kerry really does have it all: picturesque towns and villages, lakes, mountains, countryside, cliffs, beaches, ocean, islands, history, charm and character. All these elements are here and provide me with a source of daily fascination. The ever-changing weather conditions, which have helped create this landscape, also serve to constantly refresh what I see in front of me, meaning that even the most familiar place is always revealing itself in new ways. I could never become weary of this land.
ABOUT My Work
I shoot, edit and print my work myself, with only the very largest print orders going to an outside and trusted local print service. I like to print my own work because I have found it the best way to ensure quality and consistency, detail and accurate colour. I check each print thoroughly and only sell images that I would be happy to display on my own wall.
By using quality inks and museum-grade photographic paper I know that my prints will endure for many decades and beyond and these same standards are applied to all my printed works.
ABOUT Selling My Images
My landscape images are available to buy directly via this website and I am always looking for new places to sell my work. If you would like to display or sell my work then I would be happy to hear from you. All framed prints ordered directly from me are framed in locally sourced hand-made quality frames, fully prepared, sealed and ready to hang on your wall. All print orders are safely and securely packaged by me and sent to you via a secure postal service.
ABOUT Weddings & Portraits
I am a City & Guilds (UK) qualified Portrait and Lighting Photographer. I have a particular fondness for location-based portrait photography and wedding photography, with experience in both. I also like something quirky, so don't be afraid to set me a challenge! I was once tasked with photographing a visiting pop star on a beach here at Ballybunion, which was a little out of the ordinary, but I happily took the booking and the images we captured that day ended up being used by her for tour posters and promotional material. It also got me in the paper, so I know not to turn down an opportunity!
My preference for wedding photography is to be as unobtrusive as possible and try not to get in the way too much, even when taking the posed shots of family and friends that we all want to see. I'm not one of those photographers who wants to take over. I've been a guest at weddings too and I know that an hour or more of waiting around to have photographs taken can really interrupt the day. That isn't me!
All enquiries are welcome.
"Love James Brown Photography...it captures the essence of Ireland"
A. mc cormack.
"James did the impossible. He captured my boys, and my family in portraits that were professional, yet caught their character. He caught smiles that were not fake or forced.
I cannot say enough positive things about James and his work. He offered several options for packages, but also took into account my wants and needs.
I would highly recommend James to anyone in this corner of Ireland, for family portraits. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, I received exactly what I asked for, and so much more!"
"Meeting James was one of the highlights of my trip to Ireland. One of the photos from our shoot ended up on my new tour poster. He was very friendly but most of all very talented and professional. The story about how we met through Twitter even ended up being in the newspaper!"