James Ball is a documentary photographer based in west London. After starting out in corporate reportage, his break came through a competition for Dazed & Confused Magazine. Treading a line between traditional documentary and fine-art, his work has since featured in the Observer, Vice, Wired and on the BBC. He is distributed by the Anzenberger agency.

James is currently working on long-term stories relating to militaria and weaponry


"I grew up in Croxley Green, a small village within rural Hertfordshire's commuter-belt, dubbed 'metroland' after its Metropolitan railway heritage. With its open spaces, canals and woods most of my youth was spent building bases or getting muddy on a bike and following the canal tow-paths from village to village.

Surrounded by the quaint and tranquil, by my late teens I was bored and with London so close I left Hertfordshire behind, only to find myself thinking about living in such a place in recent years."