Collection: Richard James

I started photographing intermittently as a teenager in England the 1960s but became more serious when I moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1976. Photography became an adjunct to hiking and skiing in the Canadian Rockies. In the film era I did all my own colour and black-and-white processing and printing. Now, I still do so in the digital “darkroom”.

My focus is primarily on nature, wildlife, flora, landscapes and seascapes. My interests also include street photography, the urban landscape, architecture, and “creative” image interpretations. My vision is to include as much detail as possible in my images. Most of my work is a literal interpretation of the scene. My creative interpretations are based on real-life images expressed as modified photographs.