James Niven's latest body of work explores and embodies the solitude and silence associated with 4x5 large format film photography. The slow and considered approach providing his own personal vision to his contemplative form of Photography.
James Niven is a self taught amateur film Photographer born in Christchurch New Zealand. Having previously lived in Los Angeles USA, Suva Fiji, Melbourne Australia, Sydney is now base and home. James Niven's first real interest and passion in taking photo's took place on a road trip around Australia in 1986 and into 1987.
With the 8 months of travelling and working with friends, James found himself documenting all the adventures they shared together. From that moment on he has travelled with his film Cameras wherever he goes, observing and capturing scenes of interest to him. Values of Simplicity, Balance and Harmony are important components to his compositions. To date James's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows through North America, Europe and the Oceania Region as well as having received Awards and sales in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.