James Cant began his photography career 25 years ago in Melbourne, Australia as an architectural photographer. He moved to London in 1991 and spent the next 15 years working throughout Europe and America. Over time he moved into the fashion and beauty industry and used his experience of lighting and fine detail to create the very controlled style he has become well known for. James left London in 2005 and spent 5 years in Sydney, Australia, shooting many local celebrities while still continuing to shoot fashion.
His pictures have appeared in numerous magazines, including Marie Claire, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, World of Interiors, Men's Style, GQ, Australian Women's Weekly, The Sydney Magazine. Wish Magazine, Easy Living, Red, Eve, Loaded Fashion, Later, ID, Arena, and Vogue, amongst others. Clients have included Paul Smith, Kurt Geiger, Frost, Polaroid, Herringbone, Westfield, MLC, Frangelico, Harrods, Proctor & Gamble, MSN, Tony & Guy, Wella, Sony, Myer, David Jones, Next, Etam and Marks & Spencers.
James has recently moved to Southern California with his family and is now based in Laguna Beach.
1 Silver lion (Cannes)
5 Caxton Finalists
2 Bronze -AWARD
4 Finalists -AWARD
1 Finalist CLIO
1 Silver ADFEST Awards
2 Fuji film awards
6 Australian Art Directors awards
3 nominations D&AD (UK)
1 nomination New York Art Directors