James Newton


Northbourne Road in AJ 01.2023

Stephen Taylor Court in Dezeen 12.2022

Bath Abbey in L+D 10.2021

100 Liverpool Street in arc 10.2021

Bath Abbey on FCB Studios Blog 04.2021

Knole House in Lighting Journal 03.2021

Green Heart Birmingham in arc 02.2021

Westminster Abbey in A1 Lighting 10.2020

The Prince Akatoki in arc 06.2020

Norwich Cathedral in L+D 03.2020

Tombola House in RIBA Journal 12.2019

Illuminated River at Lightspace 11.2019

Illuminated River in Architectural Record 11.2019

Gasholders in L+D 10.2019

Tombola House in AJ 09.2019

Illuminated River in arc 09.2019

Royal Academy in Lighthinking 06.2019

Glover’s Alley in B-EAT 05.2019

English City Gardens in Arc 05.2019

Two projects that I photographed for StudioFractal have been paired for an article in Arc Magazine, ‘St Helen’s Square’ and ‘London Wall Place’ are both in the heart of the City of London and represent key pedestrian routes and relaxation areas for city workers.

Gasholders in Lighting 10.2018

October’s Lighting ‘Design File’ ran a piece on the Gasholders focusing on the changing qualities of light within the main atria. Their form is based around the concept of a clock mechanism with the building acting as a timepiece.  The lighting (by Speirs+Major) is fully integrated within the architecture (by Wilkinson Eyre) and fundamental to the concept.

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 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.

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.

Bloomberg London in AJ 12.2017

AJ ran a big building study feature on Foster + Partner’s new Bloomberg HQ in the city of London featuring a number of images that I made as part of my commission to photograph the building on behalf of Bloomberg.  More of the project can be seen here.

Lansdowne Club in FX 05.2017

FX Magazine ran a nice feature on the Lansdowne Club which I photographed for Studio Fractal and Jestico+Whiles, the project involved refurbishment and modernisation of the Art Deco Dining Room and Cocktail Bar.  A selection of project photography can also be seen here.

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

Gasholder 8 in mondoarc 10.2016

Mondo Arc has featured Gasholder No 8 which I photographed for Speirs+Major. Part of the new Kings Cross development the structure is now a public park set next to the canal, elegant and dynamic lighting makes it well worth a visit after dark too.

Guinness Storehouse in Lighting Magazine 06.2016

Lighting Magazine has a big feature on the Guinness Storehouse project in Dublin which I photographed for Michael Grubb Studio. One of the most visited tourist attractions in the UK the former brewery storehouse is now a museum dedicated to the Guinness brand and its many iconic images.

71 Queensway in the AJ 05.2016

CP Hart Showroom in darc magazine 03.2016

Oxford Brookes in Blueprint 02.2016

Personal project on Documentary Platform 01.2016

‘Cities Underneath Cities’ is a personal project I have been working on for the last couple of years whilst visiting Italian cities.  Places visited include Naples (above), Florence, Pisa, Palermo (below), Bologna, Ferrara and Venice.  The project is now featured on documentary platform a visual archive of Italian photography projects and can be seen here.


Oxford Brookes in Lighting/Blueprint 12.2015

Oxford Brookes University, photographed for Speirs+Major, has been published in Lighting Magazine and Blueprint Magazine.  Top notch student facilities with architecture by Design Engine and integrated lighting by Speirs+Major.

Feature in Lighting 04.2015

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.