I’ve been a professional fine art photographer for over 32 years. My art has been exhibited on 5 continents, I’ve won several international awards, and my work is widely collected. I have an MA in Fine Art (distinction) from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Here’s my biography

For the past decade I’ve been working intensively on a series of harshbeautiful portraits, and there are now over 250 faces in the official collection. Each portrait is a unique highly detailed image that can take up to 15 hours of post-production work to perfect. You can explore the series in the print galleries.

Many of my portraits are available as archive quality signed limited edition fine art prints for sale in a variety of sizes. I’d be very happy to talk through the choices with you in more detail, whether you are an experienced investor wanting to expand your portfolio, or someone entirely new to collecting ready to make your first unique purchase.  

I have just released a large beautifully designed limited edition art photography book celebrating a decade of my harshbeautiful portraits. You can order signed, numbered, first edition copies of the publication here. 

I undertake regular commissions from my studio in London, so here are the details for commissioning a portrait of yourself or of a loved one. Here’s more background information too about the experience of the shoot itself. I care a great deal about making the session a wonderful, affirming experience for each sitter, so do get in touch to discuss your needs. 

Finally here’s an informal gallery of just some of the sitters who featured in the harshbeautiful series over the last decade! 

I really look forward to hearing from you soon.

James M Barrett