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David James (VI)

Born and educated in the UK, David knew from age 9 he wanted to be a photographer. He began in the Stills Department at MGM studios in the UK, rapidly making the transition to shooting on set, forging a career as a world-renowned stills and specialist photographer. The genres of Action, War, Sci-Fi, and Musicals are personal favorites and have ... See full bio »

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Minority Report Camera and Electrical Department
Edge of Tomorrow Camera and Electrical Department
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 2021 Top Gun: Maverick (still photographer) (completed)
 2018 Mission: Impossible - Fallout (still photographer)
 2018 12 Strong (still photographer)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (still photographer)
 2017 American Made (still photographer)
 2017/II The Wall (still photographer)
 2017 Ghost in the Shell (still photographer: LA Unit)
 2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (still photographer)
 2015 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (still photographer)
 2015 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (still photographer)
 2014/I Unbroken (still photographer)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (still photographer)
 2014 Edge of Tomorrow (still photographer)
 2013 So This Is Christmas (digital imaging technician)
 2013/I Oblivion (still photographer)
 2012 Lincoln (still photographer)
 2012 Rock of Ages (still photographer)
 2012 The 84th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (still photographer)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (still photographer)
 2011 Water for Elephants (still photographer)
 2011 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (still photographer)
 2010 Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (still photographer)
 2010 How Do You Know (still photographer)
 2010 Love & Other Drugs (still photographer: Maggie's artwork photographs)
 2010 Knight and Day (still photographer)
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (still photographer)
 2009 Nine (still photographer)
 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (still photographer)
 2007 Lions for Lambs (still photographer)
 2007 Stardust (still photographer)
 2007 Hairspray (still photographer)
 2006 Dreamgirls (still photographer)
 2006 Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns' (Video documentary) (still photographer)
 2006 Superman Returns (still photographer)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (still photographer)
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha (still photographer)
 2005 Batman Begins (still photographer)
 2005 Constantine (still photographer)
 2004 Shall We Dance (still photographer)
 2003 The Last Samurai (still photographer)
 2003 My House in Umbria (TV Movie) (still photographer)
 2002 Chicago (still photographer)
 2002 Minority Report (still photographer)
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie) (still photographer)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini Series) (still photographer - 1 episode)
- Crossroads (2001) ... (still photographer)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (still photographer)
 2001 Town & Country (still photographer)
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance (still photographer)
 2000 Pay It Forward (still photographer)
 1999 Random Hearts (still photographer)
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars (still photographer: Washington/Los Angeles)
 1998 A Civil Action (still photographer: Los Angeles)
 1998 Saving Private Ryan (still photographer)
 1998 Bulworth (still photographer)
 1997 Red Corner (still photographer)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (still photographer)
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (still photographer)
 1996/I Twister (still photographer)
 1995 Cutthroat Island (still photographer)
 1995 Casper (still photographer)
 1994 Speechless (still photographer)
 1994 Love Affair (still photographer)
 1993 Schindler's List (still photographer: United States)
 1993 Indecent Proposal (still photographer)
 1992 Chaplin (still photographer)
 1992 Forever Young (still photographer)
 1992 White Sands (still photographer)
 1992 Final Analysis (still photographer)
 1992 Freejack (special still photographer - uncredited)
 1991 Shattered (still photographer)
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities (still photographer)
 1990 Postcards from the Edge (still photographer)
 1990 Flashback (still photographer)
 1990 Everybody Wins (still photographer)
 1989 Black Rain (still photographer)
 1989 A Dry White Season (still photographer)
 1989 The Mighty Quinn (still photographer - uncredited)
 1988 Track 29 (still photographer)
 1988 A Fish Called Wanda (still photographer)
 1987 The Sicilian (still photographer)
 1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (still photographer)
 1986 Castaway (still photographer)
 1986 Highlander (still photographer)
 1985 Morons from Outer Space (still photographer)
 1984 The Shooting Party (stills photographer)
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (still photographer)
 1984 Electric Dreams (still photographer)
 1984 Another Country (still photographer)
 1984 The Far Pavilions (TV Mini Series) (still photographer - 3 episodes)
- Part Three: Wally and Anjuli (1984) ... (still photographer)
- Part Two: The Journey to Bhithor (1984) ... (still photographer)
- Part One: Return to India (1984) ... (still photographer)
 1984 Ordeal by Innocence (still photographer)
 1983 Yentl (still photographer)
 1983 Yellowbeard (still photographer: English crew)
 1983 Eureka (still photographer - uncredited)
 1980 The Dogs of War (still photographer)
 1978 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (still photographer)
 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (still photographer)
 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth (still photographer - uncredited)
 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (still photographer - uncredited)
 1972 Pope Joan (still photographer)
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (still photographer - uncredited)
 1970 The Buttercup Chain (still photographer - uncredited)
 1969 Women in Love (still photographer - uncredited)
 1969 The Battle of Britain (still photographer)
 1968 The Magus (still photographer - uncredited)
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic (still photographer - uncredited)
 1965 Carry on Cowboy (still photographer - uncredited)
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing (still photographer - uncredited)
 1964 Carry on Cleo (still photographer - uncredited)
 1964 The Eyes of Annie Jones (still photographer - uncredited)
 1962 The Fast Lady (still photographer - uncredited)
 1962 Crooks Anonymous (still photographer - uncredited)
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Book: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: A photo journal. David James, Palace Press (Oct 2008) See more »

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Founding member and past president of Society of Motion Picture Stills Photographers (SMPSP). See more »

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