James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honours from Manchester University and a Foundation in Art and Design from Coventry University.


In 2002 he took a year out to travel Siberia, Mongolia, China, Australia and Africa. While in Australia he was inspired by the high standards of professional landscape photography and its wide acceptance a an art form.


James was already a keen photographer and returned to the British Isles with a new perspective and appreciation for the landscape. Focusing on medium format photography he developed his knowledge, expertise and experience around his home in the West Country.


He was immediately drawn to the panoramic system with its similarity to our own view of the world. Using a Fuji GX 617 Professional view camera James is able to produce extremely large prints that retain exceptional detail and sharpness.


His most productive shoots are during the ethereal hours of dawn and dusk when the landscape often takes on a magical quality of light and form allowing James to explore natures colour at its most vibrant.


'Roundway Hill, Devizes, Wiltshire' has been Highly Commended in the prestigious competition 'Landscape photographer of the Year'. It has won a place in the Awards book and will also appear in print at the National Theatre exhibtion from the 9th December 2013.


Quality Commitment

Each individual photograph is created and produced with the greatest care and attention from camera to final print.


We only use professional materials and services to provide gallery quality archival photographic prints with a certified true-to-colour promise of 75 years.


James Hourd

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