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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?
The boys are back in town… cue the song! This week the astounding news that Kev is getting married, but to whom? And why? Did last week’s episode cause this? So many questions! Neale and Kev design their perfect camera, we give a ‘hall pass’ to buy an X100V, discuss camera customisation and talk about your website; are you about to feel the wrath of Google? Can you mix and match old and new video footage to make family stories that are enduring and how technical do you need to be to make such a film? Do we accept bitcoin, how do we deal with Covid discount requests, two cam set ups; should they be identical bodies? The book of the week is a Hoxton Mini Press book; London Nights and our guest is Christopher O’Sullivan talking about shooting and publishing your first book.
Neale is taking a well-earned break, so Gemma joins Kevin at the helm as they steer the good ship Fujicast into several Icebergs. We discuss what makes us successful and more GAS. Are we buying cameras because they look cool or because they do the job? Just why haven’t Kev and Neale kept their promise to Gemma, and what is the right thing to wear to a wedding? The book of the week is ‘If We Shadows’ by Bailey, which Gemma gets stuck into, and acclaimed photographer Spencer Wyn is our guest. Hang around to the end of the show to see just how it went when Kev & Gemma cracked some cold ones and tried their best.