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All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

James Straffon

James Straffon is an acclaimed British artist, who lives and works in London.

He works across a wide range of media, creating large-scale public art installations, private commissions and gallery exhibitions. 

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All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

HARK - The Movie


H A R K
Running time: 11:40

This project was commissioned and hosted by


Et in terra pax - Antonio Vivaldi (Extrait du Gloria)
6 December 2014, St. Edmunds Church, Southwold, Suffolk, UK
Conductor: Vetta Wise
Spring Baroque Ensemble
Seraphim

Angel - J. Hendrix
Recital by Angel Coulby


Shot in London, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Burnham Market, on a Fuji X-T20 using a vintage Minolta MD 35-70mm 1:3.5 lens

With thanks to Veronica Bailey

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

Through the Palace Gates


Through the Palace Gates
Running time: 7:18
A summer's evening walk along the grassy tracks where steam trains used to roll. Flora and fauna flourish at the Mannock Road Allotment in London - an urban oasis where the instinctive flow of the natural world juxtaposes with the chaos of city life. The many plots align left and right, around a grassy, dead-straight spine, reforming the cutting which framed the Palace Gates Railway Line. This short branch line was constructed by the Great Eastern Railway (GER), and opened on January 1st 1878. In time the expansion of the Piccadilly Line diminished the line's passenger traffic, with closure coming on January 7th 1963.

Shot on Fujifilm X-T20 using a vintage Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm f/1.7.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

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All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

Shepherds Cot



When looking up is its own reward.

Travelling under the multi-layered canopy of flora, which rises like an enchanted temple to the great unknown, our sense of time slows.

[filmed at Shepherds Cot, north London]
All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.