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Photography by James Kirby

Events Photography and Outdoor Sports

I'm green. I don't drive. I ride a bike or walk :)

I am a professional photographer, living and working in the beautiful English Lake District.

With over 19 years of experience in photography I will provide you with stunning photographs. Taking on the challenge of adventure sports, isn't one for the slow, I've got to be quick and precise. Usually taking into account a lot of factors to produce beautiful results.

Shooting mostly trail running, road cycling, open water swimming, adventure races, ultra running, triathlon, night running, obstacle courses and mountain biking. Open to more sports so long as they are outdoors. I can shoot everyone out at your best locations or documentary style in different places along your events route!

Taking on all sorts of weathers including the rains we have here in the UK, you'll be sure to get photographs that you and your competitors will enjoy looking at. James endeavours to capture your event whatever the weather or location. Available for sport events, business events and interior photo shoots.


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Keeping up with my clients and being unable to drive, I've got to keep fit and am capable of cycling many kilometres and walking high into the fells. I do not feel like transport is an issue for me unless the event is away from the transport I have access too. I get excited when the weather's a bit more interesting but love it when it's sunny and warm. Night time events are interesting!

Experienced on 759 events and photoshoots since late 2003.

I've travelled on foot + bike 10,259.14 kilometres since the start of 2014 at 580 events.
Averaging 1025.91 kilometres per year! About 13,425 kilometres since I started!

I've created memories for more than 132,070 people since the start of 2017!
About 245,689 people since I started!

2024

49.63km
1568ppl
7

2023

1052.4km
18867ppl
63

2022

1242.48km
20330ppl
55

2021

730.06km
15022ppl
56*

2020

274.66km
3277ppl
26*

2019

991.17km
30344ppl
61

2018

1284.82km
23360ppl
72

2017

1007.19km
19302ppl
68

2016

1619.06km
60

2015

1202.07km
62

2014

805.6km
50

2013

40

2012

31

2011

20

2010

18

2009

20

2008

14

2007

18

2008

10

2005

4

2004

3

2003

1

T2

113
Since 2013

Lakeland Trails

108
Since 2007

Open5's

72
Since 2005

Brathay

20
Since 2016

Grasmere Gallop

13
Since 2011

The Lap

6
Since 2021

The weather in 2024 has mostly been:

Cloudy/1Cold/1Light rain/1Rain/1Sunrise/1Sunshine/2

The weather in 2023 has mostly been:

Cloudy/1Drizzle/3Indoors/1Light cloud/22Night/3Overcast/17Rain/3Storm/1Sunshine/16Windy/1

The weather in 2022 has mostly been:

Cloud/2Drizzle/3Inside/2Light cloud/16Night/2Overcast/17Rain/2Storm/2Sunshine/13Windy/1

I may have taken about 4,919,435 photographs in my lifetime!


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