- About me -
My name is James Harvey. I’m a freelance photographer presently based in Dubai, and currently completing my film production degree at SAE institute. I grew up by the sea almost my whole life. I then studied abroad in Australia for two years and lived in Morocco for one year. I worked as a location manager under GSI (Global Surf Industries) for central and southern Morocco. Other than distributing surfboards and surf equipment to camps and schools I traveled and surfed up and down the coast all season.
Traveling extensively throughout my life has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and live within the means of wherever I happen to be. Being able to capture every moment of my travels has molded me into a better person because re-living those memories makes me realise every day that the most important things in life are those that are free. Taking a journey along side these cultures and lifestyles have in turn formed a foundation for all of my work.
Other than freelancing, I've been working through an art gallery called Showcase in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. Alserkal Avenue is Dubai's arts and culture hub situated within the industrial area of Al Quoz. It is home to contemporary art galleries and creative community spaces as well as photography, design, music venues and a private museum. To be in and amongst it from the beginning has been something inspirational.
I love humans, moving or static. Landscape's and water photography, surf related or not!
Film Production - Backstage video and photo as well as assistant art director and art buyer for multiple commercial shoots. Working on TVC shoots allow me to listen and learn a lot about the whole production. Various aspects of photography come hand in hand with video, so now I'm completing my Film Production Degree.
Events - Night life, corporate events and head shots. Live sport and tournaments such as indoor soccer and horse racing.
Fashion - Personal portfolio's for models, dancers and musicians. Catalog and look book shots.
Showcase Gallery - Still life, exhibition and selling prints.