James Henry has been working as a photographer since the start of 2010. Starting out by working alongside his job as an event’s organiser and musician, he made the transition across to shooting events quite easily and had a lot of clients keen to work with him in his new field.

James has since tried his hand at various disciplines from travel landscapes and cityscapes to fashion for his own personal projects. This has given him skills to take into the world or portrait photography for which he has been in demand across the state and across the country.

Being a part of the Aboriginal community in Melbourne, James has been widely used with regular high profile clients and small businesses. This is due to his reputation for quality and punctuality, but also for his cultural sensitivity and familiarity in the community. Having worked across the country in Aboriginal urban, rural and remote communities this understanding and respect for culture extends far beyond his home of Melbourne.

If there is anything that would have James stand out above other photographers it would be his diverse skill set and ability to be flexible in situations by thinking quickly on his feet. Always walking the fine line between being invisible and engaging while shooting events he has honed his instinct for getting the shots required with minimal time and impact on the situation. This quick thinking on an extended shoot allows him to capture a diverse array of shots where time is not an issue.

James’ clients have included:

Cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Yarra, Moreland, Darebin, Stonnington, Brimbank, Whittlesea. Department of Justice, Business and Innovation, Premier and Cabinet. Melbourne Museum, Essendon Football Club, The Long Walk Foundation, Songlines Aboriginal Music, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, Cancer Council, Australian Electoral Commission, Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, Lowitja Institute, Chiropractors Association of Victoria, Koorie Night Market, Koorie Heritage Trust

Musicians have included: Blue King Brown, Black Arm Band, Archie Roach, Bart Willoughby, Lou Bennett, Kutcha Edwards, Coloured Stone, Emma Donovan, Yung Warriors, Lee Morgan, Jessie Lloyd