James Merrell is a London-based photographer but his work is more than familiar to Australians, thanks to the extensive editorial work he's done for magazines including Vogue Living, Inside Out, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart and Domino. Lose yourself in his website or on the site of his agent Judith Miller.
Which five words best describe you? Another cup of coffee please (according to my daughter).
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I started working for the Sunday Times Magazine, then just kept on going - hopefully forwards.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Always wear a good pair of shoes, as a photographer you spend all day on your feet.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Having five magazine covers on the newsstand at one time.
What’s been your best decision? To become a photographer.
Who inspires you? Vermeer
What are you passionate about? My children.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Robert Frank - the greatest photographer ever.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I still think I'm going to learn to play the guitar.
What are you reading? White Noise by Don DeLillo.
images courtesy of james merrell