(Update: I will soon be changing my site very radically. That’s why it’s been dormant).

I’m James Lomax, the Walking Photographer. I’ve been running this site since 2005 as a presentation space for photographs and articles. It was initially diary like – they’re called photoblogs – with no particular subject. Some of my early writing is semi academic continuing university interests. Some of the material is a teaching resource.

I now specialise in mountain and outdoor photography. I then write about it, which makes this a literary-photo journal. I also make mountain videos. The footage here is mostly from my Pyrenees trip 2014:

BA (Hons) Literature and Psychology, PGCE (FE), MA Creative Technology, MA Photography. A training in literary analysis is uniquely and broadly valuable. It equips you with critical skills, empathy skills, and narrative understanding which is useful far beyond a literary text.

In my first MA degree I researched the photographic aesthetic to inform projects in multimedia and video. In my second MA in Photography I undertook major projects in portraiture and jazz and mountain photography, some of which is archived here.

I’m a PGCE (FE) qualified teacher with diverse experience: English, IT, and photography in Adult and Further Education.


High quality prints are available in different sizes. Every photograph is captured in RAW format and carefully edited to ensure the highest quality. My photographs are produced with care at every stage. I make technical Photoshop adjustments only, replicating traditional darkroom techniques. I use a Canon 5D, Sony A7R, and Canon L Series lenses.

Prints available at this link


To purchase my images as digital files or web-ready graphics contact me to discuss format, licensing and fees.


If you like my work and have a project in mind, short or long term, contact me as below.


Lake District photography and Pyrenees photography are where my greatest interests lie. I’ve also got plenty of words I’m playing around with.


The ideas here are mine and do not represent the views of other parties. I am not responsible for any loss, injury or damage anyone might associate with my content. You are responsible for your hill walking. My content is protected under UK and international copyright law. All rights reserved. If you want to share or re-publish it that’s probably OK but with my authorisation only.


Skype: james.lomax.me

jamesrlomax [at] yahoo [dot] com

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I’m James, I currently live in the North of England, and this is my photo based web site. It’s a constantly updating portfolio with the logic of a ‘photoblog’, but with archive content making it also like a gallery. In addition, I like to write and you can see my diverse interests in the Words section – with accompanying photos. Sometimes I’m academic, sometimes I’m philosophical or ‘spiritual’ and at other times I focus on more mundane aspects of photography, or something else. You’ll get the idea if you have a look around. I like strong, enjoyable photos that need no explanation or qualification; I also like the creative possibilities of image + text and what you can do with it.

I have fond memories of my introduction to photography. I remember my first birthday camera from my Dad, a Russian 35mm, and the introduction he gave me to darkroom alchemy. Then I studied photography at school, produced black and white prints in the darkroom I built at home, and gained an introductory qualification. Now I enjoy using the computer as a digital darkroom and the internet for my presentation. You won’t find lots of technical details here because ultimately it bores me. It sometimes helps people to see an image was f16 at 125 on a 50mm lens, because it gives you insight into how you might create a similar picture, but in itself it’s not a key to successful work. Far more important is the creativity, thinking process, intention, and response to visual stimuli. I research the hardware when necessary, then gladly forget it. I use a Canon 10D and professional L Series lenses, shooting in RAW mode and converting to TIF format making file sizes of about 40 mb.

BA (Hons) Literature and Psychology, PGCE (English), MA Creative Technology. Amongst other things, I’ve taught English and basic Web Design in Adult Education, and something called the Alexander Technique in private practice (not related to anything I do here).

During my MA degree (2000-2001) I researched photography as part of my studies, and used a photographic aesthetic to inform my projects. I produced a photo-based web site musing on a sad little encounter with a homeless person and a short video called “Video Gazing”, which contained stills imagery. And I used the photographic aesthetic for an effective critical outlook, for the rest of the course.

JamesLomax.com is a photo-diary, related writings, and illustrates the kind of work I do. Contact me for commissions, prints, image licensing and college or community teaching – both photo theory and digital technique/Photoshop. And eventually I will re-shape this content into a book, so let me know if you like it: I’ve got plenty of ideas on the way it can proceed.

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