James Newton


Fortnum & Mason 11.2018

You know Christmas is coming when you find yourself in Fortnum & Mason! Well luckily for me I got a chance to get in there before Christmas and before the crowds to photograph the recently upgraded lighting design on the ground floor carried out by Speirs+Major.  The products are now leaping off the shelves and looking grander than ever, with all those famous Fortnum’s colours proudly on show.

HIDE 10.2018

HIDE is a new restaurant on Piccadilly in London, a collaboration between Hedonism Wines and chef Ollie Debbous.  I was commissioned by Speirs + Major to capture some of the atmosphere of their lighting to the restaurant interiors, specifically the different moods seen between the areas above ground (over looking Green Park) and below ground where the lack of daylight allows for a moody and theatrical experience.

Interiors are by These White Walls and the staircase design is by Atmos Studio.

Architectural Photography Awards 2018 10.2018

I am really pleased to have been shortlisted for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2018.  One of the photographs of ‘The Vortex’ entrance area of the Bloomberg HQ by Foster & Partners has been included in the Interiors category.

The full shortlist can seen here: archphotoawards.com

The Ram Quarter 09.2018

On the site of the old Youngs Brewery next to the River Wandle in Wandsworth lies The Ram Quarter, a new development by EPR Architects, who have commissioned me to photograph the scheme as it progresses on site. Phase 1 is complete and soon to follow will be some of the more historical elements including the conversion of the former brewery buildings and pub.


The Royal Academy 09.2018

It has been a pleasure to photograph The Royal Academy of Arts for iGuzzini over the course of the last year. The gallery lighting has been updated to use tuneable white LED which allows the work and character of each exhibition to be illuminated to stunning effect.  Several visits have been made to exhibitions in order to show the capabilities of the new lighting, images below show Jasper Johns ‘Something Resembling Truth’, Charles I: King and Collector, the Summer Exhibition 2018 and the new ‘Permanent Collection’ / ‘Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler’ galleries.

Brunel University Advanced Metals Processing Centre 07.2018

One of the enjoyable things about working as a photographer is the variety of projects I find myself working on, this commission from Pascall+Watson sent me to Brunel University to photograph a new building within the Uxbridge campus’s science park.  The 1,500m2 laboratory supports the UK manufacturing sector by conducting world class academic research and industrial development in the processing of high performance aluminium and magnesium alloys for automotive applications.  I always enjoy industrial architecture and this is a very good example, albeit a very clean one.

Room2 Southampton 06.2018

A selection of images from a recent commission by Room2 and Project Orange. As described by Project Orange, ‘Taking advantage of the large floor to ceiling heights, the dominant bedroom type features a mezzanine deck offering flexible guest accommodation. The deck and interior features are not dissimilar to those found on board traditional cruise liners, a nod towards the importance of Southampton in cross-Atlantic travel.’

1+2 New Ludgate 03.2018

James has been commissioned to photograph 1+2 New Ludgate for Speirs+Major. The images will show the integrated lighting design carried out in the reception areas and lobbies. (Architect / Fletcher Priest).

T5 First Wing featured in Arc 02.2018

February 2018 feature in Arc magazine on the T5 first class access area that I photographed for architects Pascall & Watson and lighting designers Studio Fractal.


Mithras image in Architectural Review 02.2018

One of the images I made of the Temple of Mithras (now open to the public in the basement of the new Bloomberg London HQ) was published in an article by Jeremy Melvin in the Architectural Review.

Made of Light Too website launched 01.2017

November 2015 was the tenth anniversary of the publication of ‘Made of Light’. To celebrate this, Mark Major and Keith Bradshaw of Speirs + Major have collaborated with renowned architectural lighting photographer and filmmaker James Newton to create twelve short, abstract videos that echo the original themes of the project: Source, Contrast, Surface, Colour, Movement, Function, Form, Space, Boundary, Scale, Image and Magic. Made of Light Too – A Closer Look at Light employs digital media through an online presence to help reach a wider audience than the original project. In this way it becomes an extension of the original ideal to inspire, delight and communicate the wonder of light.


Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 10.2016

I am really pleased to have been shortlisted for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016.  One of the images that I made at the Serpentine Pavilion by Selgascano has been included in the Interiors category.

The full shortlist can seen here: arcaidawards.com

Creative Review Award 11.2013

I am really pleased to say that my project ‘To/From’ has been awarded best in book in this year’s Creative Review Photo Annual.