James Ross is a photographer originally from Newcastle, who is now based in London. He attended Newcastle College of Art & Design before going on to study at the Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design.
After graduating, he became a freelance photographer assistant for five years before gaining the experience needed to go his own way as a professional photographer, also working on a freelance basis.
The series included in the Wallflower collection consists of items and objects that were once discarded and then found again. James has photographed each in isolation from their natural environments, and whilst each is of decaying matter, the texture and striking colours make them eye-catching.
James has worked for a variety of newspapers, supplements and national magazines, as well as design and advertising agencies, and continues to do so today.
His work has been on display in various galleries and has received many awards, including the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award of 2000. The National Portrait Gallery in London also holds his work in a permanent collection.
Text edited by Kiri Scully