James started his career grading music videos and quickly established himself as one of the premiere colorists in the UK. After three years of prolific success at MPC London, where his natural aptitude for colors, hues, and saturation garnered industry recognition across a range of high-profile projects, he made the move to the New York studio.
During his career, James has worked with numerous high-profile directors including Miles Jay, Mark Romanek, Francis Lawrence, Jake Scott, Eliot Rausch, Vincent Haycock and Floria Sigismondi. His keen sense of detail and eye for beauty has led him to work with some of the most high-end brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, L’Oréal, CoverGirl and Louis Vuitton. He has also developed a reputation for his work in the car industry, working on brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Dodge and Lexus.
Notable projects include Tiffany’s 2018 Holiday campaign featuring Zoe Kravitz, award winning campaigns for Prince’s Trust and Heineken, and hit indie film ‘Monsters and Men’ which won a Special Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. His work on rock band Temper Trap’s music video ‘Trembling Hands’ earned him an award for Best Color Grade in a Music Video at the UK Music Video Awards.