James de Ara is a photographer based in the South East of England. He studied BA(Hons) Photography at the Norwich University of Arts and now undertakes commissions from a variety of clients, whilst pursuing self initiated projects. With a strong focus on editorial portraiture, he enjoys constructing images with dynamic lighting, combined with the natural environments working on location. James also works part time shooting creative high-end product and food photography for an e-commerce studio. 



Archant Dialogue:

  • Bentley Magazine
  • British Showjumping Magazine
  • Royal Ascot Magazine

Assist Trust

Comic Relief / Sports Relief

Electronic Sound Magazine


Ninja Tune Records

Norwich University of the Arts

Old Empire Motorcycles

Picture House Cinemas

Ride BMX Magazine

Soak Design Agency

Songlines Magazine

Taylor Wimpey Homes

Pedal Revolution / The Great Yarmouth Bike Project 

The Princes' Trust

Wordplay Magazine

Your Norfolk Magazine


Exhibitions / Awards:

'Pride' Exhibition - the Forum, Norwich July 2017

‘Outsiders’ Celebration of Sport – Outside the White Cube’ - Shortlisted 2012

‘Eastern Open Awards’ - Shortlisted 2009




Email: jamesdeara@gmail.com

Mobile: +44 (0)7849151860