James McDonald is an international interior photographer and writer, based in London, and works for some of the world's leading interior designers.
Having worked for magazines such as World of Interiors and House and Garden, he brings an editorial style to capturing private houses in a natural light style, whilst also understanding the different photographic style needed to best illustrate products or the design of public spaces.
Examples of his work can be seen on shoots of The Academicians’ Room at the Royal Academy, Sexy Fish and The Ivy in London, Sessanta at SIXTY SoHo hotel in New York, Soho Beach House Miami, Thompson Miami Beach hotel, Café Boulud at the Four Seasons in Toronto and East Mama in Paris.
James enjoys working on books. For example he is the author and photographer of "Alnwick Castle - The Home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland", published by Frances Lincoln, and photographed "Alidad: The Timeless Home", which is published by Rizzoli.
Aside from interior photography, his work includes private portrait and still life commissions for Middle Eastern royalty and European families, and has worked with auction houses on books for top private clients.
More recently, James also collaborates as an art director, with Patrick McDonald, a video camera man and film editor, and Suzie McDonald, a producer and journalist, making short films and corporate videos for interior design, architectural and property businesses.