Berlin based photographer, Katrina James, takes inspiration from everyday events across the globe, from vibrant street scenes to the sets of video shoots with musicians. A dichotomy through raw 'underground' and glamorized fashion scenes appears in her work, united by the unique angle captured. Establishing a minimalist and original approach to photography, the result is of instantly recognisable and engaging images, filled with raw energy, emotion and humanity. James’s photographs allow the personalities of her subjects and their surroundings to shine by catching them off-guard and in the moment which in turn gives them a sense of reality that has defined her signature body of work.
Referenced as a contemporary to David LaChapelle, Katrina James covers a wide range of genres from music and art, to portraiture and architecture, translating as a significant record of today's culture and reflecting the colourful moments and energy in our day-to-day lives. Showing versatility and natural flair behind the lens, James's striking imagery has been used by clients including Steve Bug, Jerry Lewis, Baby Gee, Dopamine, Marco Resmann, Peaches and Groove Armada, and has shot recent high-profile events including Diesel campaign shoots, 2010 Rolling Stone Awards Event, with photos published in Rolling Stone magazine and an Award-winning shoot for the PPS Hair Colourist of the Year Campaign.