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J-F James

The man behind the camera at J-FFoto is John-Frank James.

A word from ex-patriot Canadian, now Australian photographer:

Welcome to my mind’s eye.

I received my first camera as a gift from my parents when I was 8-years-old so I really don’t know what it’s like to not be a photographer. I’m told that I took nice photographs but the words didn’t mean much to a preteen John-Frank.

I never thought I drew well and my paintings and sculptures were limited in that it was difficult to express the emotions through the medium.

With the assistance of a tutor, learning to master the camera machine allowed me to capture what I felt when I witnessed a scene, no matter how simple or complex. Colour, balance, shading, symmetry, depth; at the age of 15, these words made more sense on my SLR.

My main artistic influence is Canada’s Group of Seven painters. In my youth, I envied Linda McCartney's music and candid photography. These two influences are my grounding and I refer to them occasionally.

In mid 2012 I left my secure ‘day job’ income to dedicate time to the J-FFoto business:

  • camera tutoring to help students find their eye and use the machine much like I was taught,
  • selling fine art prints to beautify your home,
  • and inspired photo shoots.

My love of life’s appealing images helps me capture some unique photographs. I find it difficult to describe my approach to photography but hopefully, the images speak for themselves. I continue to expand my range and use interesting methods to capture visions.

J-FFoto is the chrysalis which sheltered many of my images. I’d like to share them with you. Please consider purchasing prints, scheduling photo shoots and camera tutoring. Contact

Please click here for my Flicker Gallery

Please click here for my Facebook Galleries

Thank you for looking through my mind’s eye.

With love,