About Me



James Balston has worked as an Interior Photographer since 2000, having previously trained and worked as an Interior Designer. Working internationally, James’s portfolio includes all aspects of interior and architectural photography, from private homes, to hotels, restaurants, retail, historic buildings, gardens and still life.

In addition to working extensively for commercial clients, James regularly contributes to magazines and books including: The Times & Telegraph magazines, World of Interiors, House & Garden, Homes and Antiques, Grand Designs and Livingetc. Books featuring his work include the “Cool Hotels” series, “Restaurant Design” by Bethan Ryder, “Outside” by Terence Conran and Diarmuid Gavin, and most recently “Homes from Home” by Vinny Lee.

James is also a long standing Industry Partner member of the British Institute of Interior Design.

Here is a link to my website.




Adrienne Chinn BIID

Alan McVitty BIID

Andrew Wright

Bacchus PR

BBC Homes & Antiques    

Benham & Reeves

Beaufort House Limited

Beetroot Design

Brintons Carpets

British Institute of Interior Designers

Caterer & Hotelkeeper

CC Lab

Charles Rutherfoord

Complete Interior Company BIID

Conde Nast Traveller

Doubletree Hotels

Eduardo Cardenes BIID

English Heritage

Evening Standard Homes & Property



Guardian Weekend

Grahams Hi-Fi

Grand Designs


Hewlett Packard

Holden & Partners

Homes & Gardens

House & Garden

Image Restaurants

Independent on Sunday Review

Joanna Wood BIID

Kempinski Hotels

Knight Frank

Leax Lighting

Lesley Reich

London Clubs International

Maison ID Limited BIID

MAP Projects

Martin Barnett Furniture

Michael Nicholas BIID

Monogram Hotels

Neil Reading PR

Nelson Design BIID

OD Projects

Philippa Devas BIID

Pure Consulting

Quatro PR

QMC Interiors BIID

River Island

Ritz Hotel

Royal Mail

Sally Dernie BIID

Saturday Times

Sunday Times

Shaun Clarkson

SHH Architects & Interiors BIID



So Design

Soho Bars

Squire & Partners

Stephen Ryan Design BIID

Studio Indigo


Telegraph Magazine

Tommy Hilfiger

United Designers

Waldorf Astoria Hotels


Whatley Manor

World of Interiors

Zynk Design