James Singler Photography

Sandridge, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9LL

I’m a creative and accomplished photographer and writer – I’m proud of my current portfolio.  I’m inquisitive and curious.  I analyse, critique and communicate well.  I’m organised, and happily work within a team, individually or autonomously.  I’m a great orator and presenter.  I help to create ideas, project plan and visualise every day, and I teach all these important skills.  But most of all, and possibility most importantly, I’m hardworking, warm, empathetic and resourceful.   

If that sounds like someone you'd like to work with on a project, big or small, contact me to fix a date.


MA History of Photography - Birkbeck College, University of London

City & Guilds Image Capture - Oaklands College, St Albans, Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Design & Technology Education (with QTS) - The University of Greenwich


Hertford Town Council, the Mayor's Tour and Tea Party fundraising event - event photographer

St Albans District Fixers - Photographer for organisation website and advertising

Monks Walk School - Residential Trips and Celebrations photographer, staff and students

Victoria and Albert Museum - development advisor and competition panel judge

The Totteridge Academy - staff events photographer

Gracies's Pizza - photographer for business website and social media pages

Deciding to enrole in an evening degree course at Birkbeck, University of London, was a pivotal moment in extending my reach into the art world. The History of Photography MA allowed me to build an understanding of how Photography sits within the Art world.  The two year evening course enabled me to champion past masters of Photography the like that many have forgotten: Ray-Jones, Arnatt, Strudwick, it was my work on early English photographer William Strudwick that became a contributing element in the creation of Philip Davies book London: The Great Transformation 1860 - 1920.

I like talking to people and finding out their interests. I think the power of art photography is to ask questions of society, to support and nourish it, and at the same time allow a freedom, and an escape from the constraints of the difficulties of everyday life.  There is a science to photography, and I wouldn't profess that I fully understand it, or could hold my own in a conversation with the great masters - I just like creating stories.