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James Sparshatt Art

British, b. 1966

James Sparshatt began his photographic career in the 1990s in Bolivia, working as a photojournalist and editor of the Bolivian Times. James has had solo exhibitions in the US, Ireland, Spain, Cuba, France and across the UK. His work has also been shown at prestigious contemporary art fairs including Pulse - Miami, Art Chicago, Art Hamptons, Slick Paris, Art Market (San Francisco) among others.

James’s photographs have been used for many advertising campaigns and have featured in magazines such as Dazed and Confused, Tatler, Red, Wanderlust as well as all of the UK’s major broadsheets. He has also written for the New Statesman.

“My love of photography developed while I was working as a photojournalist in Latin America in the 1990s. Both there, and later in Cuba, I was captivated by the energy and exuberance of the festivals and dance so inherent in Latino life. Many of my images celebrate the rich and vibrant musical heritage of Havana, Buenos Aires and Seville.

When I look at them I recall the rhythmic beat of the music and almost feel a trickle of sweat running down my back.”

His exhibition at the Royal National Theatre, London was described in the Sunday Telegraph as “a dazzling collection of black and white images”.

James has been a finalist in the Sony World Photographic awards, the Centre for Fine Art Photography and The Worldwide Photography Gala awards. He has also won the Center for Fine Art Photography’s International award. James frequently gives talks about his work at photographic festivals and exhibitions.

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Artist: James Sparshatt
Cuba! 3 framed photographs by James Sparshatt
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A set of three framed silver gelatin prints
Category

Early 2000s Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Hombre de Media Luna by James Sparshatt. 20 x 20” photo printed on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
It was almost 3am and we were still waiting for the band to start to play. I stood on the open air stage buffeted by the winds as the group and their roadies struggled to set up. Th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

Puro… Alegría by James Sparshatt - Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Puro is Cuban slang for a cigar… alegria is Spanish for happiness… for Graciela both always seemed essential to her being. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generati...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Bayou Dreaming by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Just after dawn on the Henderson swamp in Louisiana, with only alligators and storks for company, the hanging moss and primeval cypress trees in calm magnificence. James Sparshatt’s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

The Skelligs by Moonlightby James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The Skellig Islands are off the coast of Kerry in Ireland. Once the home of reclusive monks they have gained notoriety recently as a retreat for Luke Skywalker… Lit by moon light ref...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Fellaz on Frenchmen by James Sparshatt. Silver gelatin photo with wooden frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
New Orleans is a mecca for music lovers from around the world. Wandering up Frenchmen Street on a sultry Louisianan evening is to be surrounded by competing sounds vying for attentio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Graciela by James Sparshatt. 36 x 36” photograph printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Graciela was for many years an institution in Old Havana. Always dressed beautifully, a cigar clamped between her teeth, a grin at the ready. A witness to the Cuban revolution and 50...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

El Finquero by James Sparshatt. 20 x 20” photograph printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A tobacco farmer from the Viñales valley. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic changes of 1959 as young adults. They have a s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

El Tabaquero by James Sparshatt. 36 x 36” photograph printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A tobacco farmer from the Viñales valley in Cuba. In 1959 residents of Cuba were faced with a stark choice: stay on their island home and live as a “revolutionary” or leave. Some be...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

Mujer De Santiago by James Sparshatt. 36 x 36” photo printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A woman of Santiago de Cuba. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic changes of 1959 as young adults. They have a strength of ch...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

La Vieja Guajira by James Sparshatt. 36 x 36” photo printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The old country girl from the Escambray mountains. I was hiking in the mountains, close to Trinidad, when I met the family. They invited me in and we chatted about our different live...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

La Vieja Guajira by James Sparshatt. 20 x 20” photo printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The old country girl from the Escambray mountains. I was hiking in the mountains, close to Trinidad, when I met the family. They invited me in and we chatted about our different live...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

El Revolucionario by James Sparshatt. 20 x 20” photo printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
El revolucionario – a gentleman of Old Havana. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic changes of 1959 as young adults. They hav...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

Hombre De Media Luna by James Sparshatt. 20 x 20” portrait printed on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
It was almost 3am and we were still waiting for the band to start to play. I stood on the open air stage buffeted by the winds as the group and their roadies struggled to set up. Th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

La Romera by James Sparshatt. 36 x 36” photograph printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
On a musical and pleasure seeking pilgrimage… during Las Romerias de Mayo festival in Holguín. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

La Romera by James Sparshatt. 20 x 20” photograph printed direct on aluminium.
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
On a musical and pleasure seeking pilgrimage… during Las Romerias de Mayo festival in Holguín. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

El Finquero by James Sparshatt. 36 x 36” photograph printed direct on aluminium.
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A tobacco farmer from the Viñales valley. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic changes of 1959 as young adults. They have a s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

El Revolucionario by James Sparshatt. 36 x 36” photo printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
El revolucionario – a gentleman of Old Havana. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic changes of 1959 as young adults. They hav...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

El Tabaquero by James Sparshatt. 36 x 36” photo printed direct on aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A tobacco farmer from the Viñales valley in Cuba. In 1959 residents of Cuba were faced with a stark choice: stay on their island home and live as a “revolutionary” or leave. Some be...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

Dawn Over Bagan by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photo with Float Frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Just after sunrise the mists disburse to reveal a panorama of pagodas stretching across the Bagan valley in Burma. Drifting slowly in the almost imperceptible breeze a flotilla of h...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Dawn Over Bagan by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph 2011
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Just after sunrise the mists disburse to reveal a panorama of pagodas stretching across the Bagan valley in Burma. Drifting slowly in the almost imperceptible breeze a flotilla of h...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Bagan by Moonlight by James Sparshatt. 34” x 24” Archival print. Wooden frame.
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The light of the moon creates an otherworldly ethereal world, a stillness and calm across the spiritual landscaper of the Bagan valley in Burma. James Sparshatt’s black and white la...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Rag Paper

Bagan by Moonlight by James Sparshatt. 34” x 24” Archival print on Rag paper
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The light of the moon creates an otherworldly ethereal world, a stillness and calm across the spiritual landscaper of the Bagan valley in Burma. James Sparshatt’s black and white la...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Rag Paper

Son Morena Son by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph 2002
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The all-female Cuban group Morena Son playing in Holguin. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the mome...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Las Palmas by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph 2000
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Dancer in the School of Spanish Dance in the Gran Teatro in Old Havana. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhyt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

El Descanso by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph 2000
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Each day the students at the School of Spanish Dance in Havana strut and twirl and leap across boards tin dance studios hat have seen better days. The dancers grace and elegance is ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Las manos by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photo with Float Frame 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Dancers during the Romerias de Mayo festival in Holguin Cuba. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Reflecciones by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photo with Float Frame 2000
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A moment of self-reflection in the School of Spanish Dance in the Gran Teatro of Havana. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

El Recolector by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph, 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A musician from the band Iroso Obba at home with his collection of discs James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhy...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Armonía by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A moment of harmony… male with female, African with Hispanic… joined together in the dance that is Cuba. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and int...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Bajo El Sol by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Music in Havana is an almost ever present backdrop to life… wandering the streets it is almost as though there is a soundtrack playing to the movie of your life. These school kids we...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Las manos by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Dancers during the Romerias de Mayo festival in Holguin Cuba. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

El Beso by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photo with Float Frame 2004
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A fleeting touch of the lips on a tango dance floor James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the moment. The...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

El Beso by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph 2004
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A fleeting touch of the lips on a tango dance floor James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the moment. The...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

La Mirada by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photograph 2002
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The school of Spanish dance is housed in the upper floors of the Teatro Garcia Lorca in Havana. The wooden floors of the rehearsal rooms are worn and pitted, the mirrors stained, but...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

El Descanso by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photo with Float Frame 2000
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Each day the students at the School of Spanish Dance in Havana strut and twirl and leap across boards tin dance studios hat have seen better days. The dancers grace and elegance is ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Las Palmas by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Photo with Float Frame 2000
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Dancer in the School of Spanish Dance in the Gran Teatro in Old Havana. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhyt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Bajo del Mar by James Sparshatt. Photography, Palladium Platinum Print, 1999
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Double bass player wandering along Santa Elena beach in Cuba James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the m...
Category

20th Century Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

The Skelligs by Moonlightby James Sparshatt. Platinum Print with float frame.
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The Skellig Islands are off the coast of Kerry in Ireland. Once the home of reclusive monks they have gained notoriety recently as a retreat for Luke Skywalker… Lit by moon light ref...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Bayou Dreaming by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Just after dawn on the Henderson swamp in Louisiana, with only alligators and storks for company, the hanging moss and primeval cypress trees in calm magnificence. James Sparshatt’s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Storm Over The Altiplano by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print, 1997
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Lake Sillustani sits at over 4000m above sea level in the high altiplano of Peru. Overlooking the lake on a raised plateau a series of tall Incan Funerary towers dominate the lansdca...
Category

20th Century Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Bayou Dreaming by James Sparshatt. 34” x 24” Archival print. Wooden frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Just after dawn on the Henderson swamp in Louisiana, with only alligators and storks for company, the hanging moss and primeval cypress trees in calm magnificence. James Sparshatt’s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Rag Paper, Archival Paper

Bajo del Mar by James Sparshatt. Float-mounted palladium platinum print.
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Double bass player wandering along Santa Elena beach in Cuba James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the m...
Category

20th Century Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Aodh’s Domain by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame 2011
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Aodh is a god of the underworld and prince of the Daoine Sidhe in Irish mythology. The crashing waves in this cave made its legend as a gateway to the realm of the Gods entirely u...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Son Morena Son by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame2002
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The all-female Cuban group Morena Son playing in Holguin. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the mome...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

American Trails by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
June Lake on the Eastern Escarpment of the Californian Sierra Maestre range. Hours before sunrise the frozen lake was buffeted by winds. The ice cracked and groaned, the lake surface...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

La Mirada by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame 2002
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The school of Spanish dance is housed in the upper floors of the Teatro Garcia Lorca in Havana. The wooden floors of the rehearsal rooms are worn and pitted, the mirrors stained, but...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

El Recolector by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A musician from the band Iroso Obba at home with his collection of discs James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhy...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Bayou Dreaming by James Sparshatt. 36" x 24" Archival Print on Rag Paper, 2019
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Just after dawn on the Henderson swamp in Louisiana, with only alligators and storks for company, the hanging moss and primeval cypress trees in calm magnificence. James Sparshatt’s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Rag Paper

Armonía by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A moment of harmony… male with female, African with Hispanic… joined together in the dance that is Cuba. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and int...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

Fellaz on Frenchmen by James Sparshatt. Photography, Silver Gelatin Print, 2019
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
New Orleans is a mecca for music lovers from around the world. Wandering up Frenchmen Street on a sultry Louisianan evening is to be surrounded by competing sounds vying for attentio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Bajo El Sol by James Sparshatt. Palladium Platinum Print with Float Frame 2011
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Music in Havana is an almost ever present backdrop to life… wandering the streets it is almost as though there is a soundtrack playing to the movie of your life. These school kids we...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Platinum

A Moment with Mario by James Sparshatt. Silver gelatin photo with wooden frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A photograph of Mario locked in a harmonious embrace with his trumpet… a moment of magic in a jazz club in New Orleans. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Navidad en Santa Maria by James Sparshatt. Silver gelatin photo with wood frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Christmas day on Santa Maria beach on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

El Amor by James Sparshatt. Silver gelatin photograph with wooden frame 2002
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
An image of adoration and worship. Holguín, Cuba during a festival of dance. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

La Mirada by James Sparshatt. Silver gelatin photograph with wooden frame. 2002
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The school of Spanish dance is housed in the upper floors of the Teatro Garcia Lorca in Havana. The wooden floors of the rehearsal rooms are worn and pitted, the mirrors stained, but...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Los Angulos by James Sparshatt. Silver gelatin photograph with wooden frame 2002
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A dance troupe in harmony rehearsing in an old theatre in Santa Clara, Cuba James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Las Palmas by James Sparshatt. Silver gelatin photograph with wooden frame, 2000
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Dancer in the School of Spanish Dance in the Gran Teatro in Old Havana. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhyt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

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