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JAMES DIMMOCK Kanye West in chainmail. Tim Howard in flight, naked but for his goalkeeper gloves. Mike Tyson in thoughtful repose (and fancy suit). Usher striking a Fred Astaire shape. Pink channeling her inner car-mechanic. Roger Daltrey, acoustic guitar in hand, tuxedo’d, with a peep of Union Jack socks – The Who frontman as you’ve never seen him before. Coldplay and Radiohead – fresh perspectives on giant bands. James Dimmock shot those images. More than that. The British-born, New York-based photographer made those striking, iconic images. He conceptualised, pre-planned, conferred with his subjects and his clients, then executed with shining aplomb. It’s all in the detail, and the preparation. Especially when you might have only 20 minutes with a hard-pressed A-lister on a clock-defying schedule. Especially when the budget bottom-line is ever more crucial. Dynamic. Cinematic. Energetic. Beautifully lit. James’ photographs always offer 3D thrills. Gorgeously composed images that leap from the page with the same dynamism that this action-man Englishman brings to his shoots. As passionate as he is skilled, he can form a fast and fruitful bond on shoots, as fellow Brits Idris Elba, Daniel Craig and Jason Statham would all attest. A music lover, film fanatic and extreme sportsman, James brings his private interests to bear on sessions that are, ultimately, equally, intimately personal. Luckily, he is also A Good Guy. A pleasure to work with, a laugh-and-a-half. No shutterbug diva he. There are enough of those around, right? Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Stone, both giving good smoulder. Marc Jacobs, Nike, Levi’s, Belvedere, Porsche Design – advertising clients gifted photography campaigns that sing. Fresh out of art college in the British midlands, James began his career in London assisting Nick Knight. His calling-card flair for lighting his shoots stems from that time. “Nick taught me how to light anything in any situation,” James says of his period working with the great British photographer/artist. James struck out on his own, shooting for legendary British style magazines The Face and iD. Fashion and portraiture and travelling: these were a few of his favourite things. He photographed Busta Rhymes, P Diddy and Outkast. Then word of his talents spread across the Atlantic. He shot Moby for the cover of Spin. Then Metallica, Radiohead and AC/DC for the cover for Rolling Stone. Then basketball and soccer players for ESPN. Seven years ago, the monthly commute from London to America shifted into a three-month temporary residence. When the US work offers piled up – and the New York lifestyle snared him – James relocated. He hasn’t looked back. Seven years on, James’ reputation for hot ideas and a cool head elegantly precedes him, as TV and film clients such as NBC and Fox would affirm. You want marketing materials shot with minimum fuss and maximum impact? You call James Dimmock. – Craig McLean, October 2013

Kanye West in chainmail. Tim Howard in flight, naked but for his goalkeeper gloves. Mike Tyson in thoughtful repose (and fancy suit). Usher striking a Fred Astaire shape. Pink channeling her inner car-mechanic. Roger Daltrey, acoustic guitar in hand, tuxedo’d, with a peep of Union Jack socks – The Who frontman as you’ve never seen him before. Coldplay and Radiohead – fresh perspectives on giant bands.

Dynamic. Cinematic. Energetic. Beautifully lit. James’ photographs always offer 3D thrills. Gorgeously composed images that leap from the page with the same dynamism that this action-man Englishman brings to his shoots. As passionate as he is skilled, he can form a fast and fruitful bond on shoots, as fellow Brits Idris Elba, Daniel Craig and Jason Statham would all attest.

A music lover, film fanatic and extreme sportsman, James brings his private interests to bear on sessions that are, ultimately, equally, intimately personal. Luckily, he is also A Good Guy. A pleasure to work with, a laugh-and-a-half. No shutterbug diva he. There are enough of those around, right? Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Stone, both giving good smoulder. Marc Jacobs, Nike, Levi’s, Belvedere, Porsche Design – advertising clients gifted photography campaigns that sing. Fresh out of art college in the British midlands, James began his career in London assisting Nick Knight. His calling-card flair for lighting his shoots stems from that time. “Nick taught me how to light anything in any situation,” James says of his period working with the great British photographer/artist.

James struck out on his own, shooting for legendary British style magazines The Face and iD. Fashion and portraiture and travelling: these were a few of his favourite things. He photographed Busta Rhymes, P Diddy and Outkast. Then word of his talents spread across the Atlantic. He shot Moby for the cover of Spin. Then Metallica, Radiohead and AC/DC for the cover for Rolling Stone. Then basketball and soccer players for ESPN. Seven years ago, the monthly commute from London to America shifted into a three-month temporary residence. When the US work offers piled up – and the New York lifestyle snared him – James relocated. He hasn’t looked back. Seven years on, James’ reputation for hot ideas and a cool head elegantly precedes him, as TV and film clients such as NBC, Universal and Fox would affirm.

– Craig McLean, October 2013

 

CLIENTS include,

HBO, AMAZON TV, STARZ, NIKE, ADIDAS, FOX, UNIVERSAL, NETFLIX, NBC, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, GQ, ESQUIRE, AMC, SHOWTIME, LEVIS, MOUNTAIN DEW, PLAYSTATION, JOCKEY, BMW, OMEGA, MARC JACOBS, SNICKERS, MTV, MENS HEALTH, MENS JOURNAL.....