James J. Robinson is a seriously talented analogue filmmaker, writer and photographer from Melbourne, Australia, who’s currently studying filmmaking under full scholarship at Swinburne. James is a half Filipino and half Australian. His first solo photobook “After Hours”, shot around South Korea, Japan and Australia mostly after midnight in locations that leave their lights on over night. This project is aims to give fashion photography a political statement. “As I am guilty of using copious amounts of energy lighting photoshoots and videos, this was an attempt to make fashion photography more sustainable by recycling wasted light as light sources for disparate photoshoots,” Robinson explaines.
Inspired by Japanese filmmakers Yasujiro Ozu and Hayao Miyazaki, James J. Robinson captures South Korean and Japanese urban youth culture through a selection of different characters.
He is the co-founder and director of creative brand AEVOE.