My original interest in photography was piqued by the work of in-house photographer for the theatre where I worked as a puppeteer, Val Adamson. Her work outside of the theatre is highly regarded and widely displayed.

This interest simmered until years later when I bought a digital camera to send images of my nieces back to my father in South Africa. And from there all things blossomed. I eventually did an HNC to push myself, and fell in love with film. Although I mainly shoot in digital, my favourite camera is an Agfa Isolette II, I picked up off eBay.

My only interest is shooting people. I love being able to show someone a side of their beauty that they have not seen. Everyone can be the subject of a beautiful photograph.

James Dobbin self portrait

Shoot? Talk?