James Ogilvy

James OgilvyOxfordshire

James Ogilvy (b. 1964) is a prominent landscape designer and photographer. He is known for evoking a unique sense of serenity across his oeuvre and has been published internationally. As a previous subject of revered photographers like Lord Snowdon, John Swannell, and Cecil Beaton, he was fortunate to have learned by observation as well as through his own practice.

Inspired by the interface between land, sea, and sky, Ogilvy conceived the 'Thin Places' series when he learnt of the spirituality these hold. The six works are intended to be viewed both from afar and close-up in recognition of minute details like birds in flight. He always seeks to convey emotion and not only a view. Influences include photographers Hiroshi Sugimoto and Sebastião Salgado.

Preferred Style
Landscape Photography.

Preferred Camera
Nikon.

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  1. Spectrum
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    £600.00
  2. Opalescence
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    £600.00
  3. Iridescence
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    £600.00
  4. Ephemeral
    James Ogilvy
    £600.00
  5. Meditation
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    £600.00
  6. Celestial
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Lumitrix Artist's Questionnaire

Describe your process as a photographer?

I find that I get the best results when I am in an almost meditative state. You need the conditions to be right – location, weather, atmosphere, light, silence – and your head to be clear. Then you wait.

Which opportunity has defined your career thus far?

An exhibition that I held in the United States in 2017. Having taken photographs all my life, it put things on a new level for me.

Describe the space within which you work?

The great outdoors!

Which photographer are you most influenced by?

Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Sebastiao Salgado.

How has your journey informed you?

I have always loved photography of all kinds and appreciate many different styles. You never stop learning from others.

Which photograph(s) would you like to collect?

Hiroshi Sugimoto and Edward Burtynsky.

Is there a subject that you’re yet to explore?

Yes, I am beginning to explore a section of river near where I live. It takes a while to truly get to know a place.

Has social media positively impacted your work?

Yes, but I do not let it rule my life.

Which of your travels has inspired you?

Many places, but New Zealand is a really remarkable location – much of it feels almost prehistorically elemental.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Keep your eyes open and always carry an actual camera, preferably with a viewfinder! Phones are for making phone calls.

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