ABOUT JAMES SMART
Born & raised in Melbourne, Australia, James took up photography in 2012 whilst visiting Italy.
Landscapes were the main focus once picking up his first Canon DSLR, and has not looked back.
The weather photography came only a year later, deciding to venture to tornado alley in the United States of America.
Not having much luck on the first storm chasing journey, he has returned every year since and has captured
mother nature at her most dangerous.
From breathtaking tornadoes to storm structure which you have to see to believe.
After capturing such stunning images from storm chasing, James’ has been published in numerous
magazines & publications around the world including
National Geographic, Australian Photography Magazine & Red Bull.
James is looking forward to the next year in travel & photography.
Contact James for booking rates in contact section.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2015 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO OF THE YEAR
2016 - SILVER AWARD EPSON PANO AWARDS " DISTANT BEAUTY"
2016 - SILVER AWARD EPSON PANO AWARDS "BLUE RUINS"
2016 - FINALIST CAPTURE MAGAZINE EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2016 - PUBLISHED IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE
2016 - PUBLISHED IN AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE
2016 - PUBLISHED IN DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE
2017 - PUBLISHED IN CAPTURE MAGAZINE
2017 - PUBLISHED ON RED BULL ADVENTURES
2017 - PUBLISHED IN MANFROTTO - SCHOOL OF XCELLENCE
2017 - SIENA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - NATURE HONERABLE MENTION FOR 'DIRT'
2017 - SIENA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - NATURE WINNER PANGEA PRIZE FOR 'BEAST'
2017 - MOSCOW INT FOTO AWARDS - NAUTRE/SEASONS WINNER
2018 - TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT - SEASON & WEATHER GOLD AWARD
2019 - MONO AWARDS - HIGHLY COMMENDED
2019 - TOKYO INT FOTO AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION AWARD WINNER FOR 'LEAD ME TO MT HUTT'
2020 - MOSCOW INT FOTO AWARDS - FINE ART HONERABLE MENTION WINNER
2020 - THE MONO AWARDS 2020 - HIGHLY COMMENDED ANIMAL CATEGORY
2020 - INT' PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - ANIMAL/WILDLIFE
2021 - TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEARS AWARDS - BEST SINGLE IMAGE IN A PORTFOLIO