New Book

Happy to share news of a new book featuring my photography to be published next month in the US. The New Old House presents 18 private historic homes, from North America to Europe, and traces the ingenious ways architects have revitalized and refreshed them. The publishers commissioned me to re-photograph Collage House in London, one of the earliest projects I shot for Jonathan Tuckey Design.

New commission: Lake House


Wonderful few autumn days near Henley in the UK photographing Lake House for Hamish and Lyons.

New commission: Canon Canada

Thrilled to have collaborated with Toronto based Moriyama and Teshima Architects on their beautifully designed new headquarters for Canon in Canada.

New publication: Cover shot

Many thanks to Decor Homme for a beautiful cover spread of photographs from Pelleitier de Fontenay's La Residence Cartier, published in this month's magazine! 

New commission: Lac St-Victor

A sneak peak from a recent collaboration with Montreal's Alain Carle. This one is a new family home he's designed, located in the Laurentian mountains. More news to come.

#Alaincarle #Montrealarchitecture #architecturalphotography #jamesbrittainphotographs

New commission: Montreal airport

Montreal's award winning Pelletier de Fontenay has commissioned a series 0f photographs to record their sculptural signage built for Montreal's main city airport. More images to be found at their website 

#pelletierdefontenay #montrealarchitecture #canadianarchitecture #jamesbrittainphotogaphs 

New book: New Bodleian - making the Weston Library

Super excited to unwrap this new book today just published by Oxford University on the New Bodleian Library, for which I shot the cover and principal photography. Now called the Weston Library, the building's designed by the UK's multi-award winning Wilkinson Eyre Architects. It's been shortlisted for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize - winner to be announced on October 6th.

#GreatBritishBuildings #StirlingPrize #newbritisharchitecture #architecture #architecturalphotography #architecturalphotographer #jamesbrittainphotographs



New exhibition: Building On The Built

James has photographed Building on the Built, a new exhibition in London, UK, celebrating the work of Jonathan Tuckey Design. The exhibition explores the opportunities and challenges of architectural interventions within existing structures.  A series of talks and discussions on the theme  are taking place at the exhibition venue in Kings Cross this week and next. More details can be found at

New publication: Record Houses

Mirror Point House, photographed last fall for Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple in Nova Scotia, has been published this month by Architectural Record  in the US..  The photographs are featured in Record Houses, the magazine's selection of its favourite houses worldwide completed in the past 12 months.

Lecture: School of Architecture, McGill University

James is giving a lecture about photography and architecture at the School of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal. "Photography and Architecture Today"  takes place on Tuesday March 29th and will share his thoughts on contemporary representation of architecture.

New publication: Architects' Journal

James's photography for Hugh Broughton Architects at the TUC headquarters in London, UK, is published in this month's Architects' Journal.

New commission: Milos London

Montreal architect Alain Carle has commissioned James to photograph his latest project, Milos, a restaurant in London's St James's district. 


New commission: Egg London


Jonathan Tuckey Design has asked James to photograph its work for Egg Fashion Design studios in London, UK. The photographs have been published in the UK's Architects' Journal.

New commission: Bonhams, London


James has photographed  Bonhams fine art auctioneers at 100  Bond Street, London, UK. The photography was on behalf of architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Bonhams, and looked at working life in the new galleries and salerooms. 

New commission: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Nova Scotia


James has been commissioned by Canada's MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects to photograph a series of new and historic works across Nova Scotia. The images are to be published in a forthcoming book about the practice, "Economy as Ethic: The Work of MacLay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects"  (Thames and Hudson, 2017)