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James Watkins has been a full-time professional photographer since 1999, covering everything from the biggest gigs & festivals to breaking national news, celebrity, top-flight sport, weddings and corporate events.

I've been lucky to have worked as a staff photographer with numerous newspapers and photographic agencies throughout the UK and have even snapped cruising holidaymakers as they've sailed around the world’s most famous landmarks in my very early days on the job.
However, nothing else can compare to the passion and pride that I have in taking photos of bands on stage and in their natural surroundings.

Growing up with a vinyl collection of over 4000 LP’s inherited from a mother that used to be press officer at EMI records in in the 70’s, gave me massive inspiration to pursue music photography and forge a huge love for working within the music scene.

I’ve been privileged and blessed to have had access to so much musical talent and I’ve shot some of the biggest bands & artists on the scene over the years, including, Amy Winehouse, Foo Fighters, Oasis, The Stone Roses, RHCP, Eminem, Black Sabbath, Madonna and Metallica to name a few.

My photography has been published in magazines & newspapers around the world, including Q, NME, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Sun and The New York Times amongst others.

James Watkins Photography

Tel: (07917) 831311
Twitter: @jamescwatkins
Instagram: @jcwatkinsphotography