About Jim

“Photography is a love affair with life.”
Burk Uzzle

Hi, I’m Jim,

I tell stories with photography and film.

I shoot portraits, photo stories, short films and brand imagery, for clients as diverse as The OECD, dxw, UK Music, The Inspiring Women Campaign, The National Careers Service and advertising agencies.

My work has been published in The Guardian, The BBC online, BBC 6 Music and nationally in press and publications.

Finding beauty in the everyday

I’m a Guardian Supporter, a member of Amnesty International and Liberty and am interested in any project that is truthful, ethical and aimed at making things better. Particularly interested in politics, social justice, education, history and the arts.

Portrait of Ranking Roger from The Beat

Collection of portraits from my press shoot for Ranking Roger’s management company

Press photography published in the guardian online

Here’s a collection of my best shots, ranging from portrait commissions, travel and natural world, to architecture and advertising imagery. Have a look around and give me a shout if you’d like to talk details jim@jimstokesphotography.com.

My instagram feed is below if you want to connect up.


Making striking images from events


Portrait of David Lammy MP

Portrait of comedian Kevin Bishop

Double exposure for graphic design projects

I’ve been privileged to be filming and photographing for the Inspiring Women campaign for over 8 years

The natural world

A still from “The Inspiration Agenda” short documentary

Natural world

Travel and natural world

Architectural imagery

and finally, some sound advice that I found on a wall in Hackney… Read or watch The Outsiders if this doesn’t put a lump in your throat or a tear in your eye..

For commissions and quotes email jim@jimstokesphotography.com

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