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Broadcaster, photographer, filmmaker and now podcaster, Neale James has worn many hats during his three decades in the creative arts. His work in radio includes time spent presenting Rockline at BBC Radio 1 with guests ranging from NIN’s Trent Reznor to the first radio phone-in appearance by Take That!
He’s toured with Michael Jackson and Aerosmith and co-launched the UK’s first Internet-only radio channel.
Embracing a photography business, Neale found himself shooting weddings fifteen years ago, an unexpected diversion from a fledgeling commercial portrait business he was establishing. In that time he has photographed eight hundred weddings for a wide diversity of clients.
He first picked up a Fujifilm camera just after the launch of the X100 in 2011 and the developing cameras and types quickly became go-to kit for film making projects such as the Fujifilm and Magnum agency co-produced Home project. Now, a full-time Fujifilm shooter, he shoots with the X-T3 citing the 23mm and 56mm as his favourite glass and focal lengths.
Wedding photography, film and portrait commissions
Breathe Pictures podcast and commercial commissions
Loadingzone Podcast production
Kevin is an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and has been shooting exclusively with the Fujifilm X-Series since 2012.
Kevin has been shooting weddings for over ten years, during which his commitment to the documentary style of photography has been unwavering.
In reality, of course, this means more than just avoiding the “say cheese” comments – Kevin weaves a story at every wedding.
He believes that just like a written story there should be a start, a middle and an end, all linked to form a body of work that the clients will look back on with their own grandchildren in many years’ time.
Additionally, Kevin is very envious of Neale’s biography and can only add that Bill Gates owes him money and he once insulted Kylie Minogue (accidentally) by asking her who she was.
However, he has represented his country (Cymru) at Judo and has more tatoos than Neale.
Weddings and Family Photography
Fujifilm and Personal Photography
Ministry of Shadows
Have you listened to our latest episodes yet?
Shooting a wedding for an established professional wedding photographer. How does that feel? This week we find out from our special guest Anna McCarthy who shot our own Mullins’ big day. We also talk about personal photographic style. Is it real? There’s advice on lens upgrades, Kev and Neale consider truck driving again and we talk about upgrading your X100 camera to become become an infrared version! Also, we’re ’selling’ the bleep machine, asking how secure your kit is on the road and wondering why local authorities don’t open up unused shops to be places of art. Book of the week is Genesis by Sebastiào Salgado.
Kev and Neale discuss their ‘new’ photography company, we talk about ’Tonygate’, ask what might happen if Fujifilm stopped making cameras, we open up the X100V clinic, chat about in camera digital bokeh and try to solve a rapid focusing issue. We also ask how trustworthy second shooters are, what subject matter you would find ultimately hard to photograph ethically, morally and emotionally and how we can stop trolls from having anonymous social media accounts. Book of the week is Wear a Mask by Martin Stott and it’s Part 2 of Ask Andreas featuring Group Marketing Manager Andreas Georghiades.