Sensitive, sensual and intimate, that's how we see James Whitmore's work, a photographer based in Stockholm. He creates amazing scenes, where the light and pale tones become substantial to the composition. He is a master of soft grain and his polaroids are just superbe. His images talk by themselves, sometimes mischievous, sometimes tough and private, where the eye of the camera sneaks into the girl's space and follows her movements carefully.
We: Where are you from and what do you do?
James: I was born and raised in Stockholm. Took a BA in graphic design and advertising for a while, but came on after graduation that I not wanted to work with it. There were three hard years at a fantastic good school and perhaps my most enjoyable years of my life. I miss that life a bit. But I want to work with photography in any way in the future so I will see where I end up. Right now freelancing a bit and work with little else besides.
W: What does art mean to you?
J: Many things, but what is really art, something that any exhibit at a gallery? It is hard that stuff and I've never felt that an artist of some kind but I do what I love. I feel harmony when I did something I am comfortable with and that is the most important thing for me.
W: Where do you find inspiration?
J: Everywhere, from life's stories, you can find a lot to dig in from there. Is also a dreamer, and from there I find a lot.
W: Which are your favourite artists?
J: They vary all the time but I like Nan Goldins everyday documentary feel.
W: Future plans?
J: To be working with something that I am passionate about and where the money is not important. Life is too short to sit and be bored and not working on something that you feel comfortable with. I am open to most things in photography.
You can find more about his work on his website and flickr.