James Merrell traveled to Milan to shoot dinnerware designer Costanza Paravicini's eclectic attic apartment, and the results are beautiful! James' relationship with light and design sense mixed with Paravicini's artisinal aesthetic is a winning combination.
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James Merrell photographed creative duo Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin's New York townhouse for the September 2018 issue of Elle Decor! Per Nicole Kidman: "They are just so innately artistic that the way they live their life is art itself." The home is a true reflection of that - beautiful and unique - exactly what you'd expect from the minds behind Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet. Through portraits and interiors, James captured the essence of the living space and the award-winning team behind it.
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James Merrell shot a gorgeous Manhattan apartment for the April 2018 issue of House Beautiful! Author Gretchen Rubin is known as the authority on happiness, and interior designer Katie Lydon really reflected that in her design choices. Bold and beautiful wallpaper and paint finishes, combined with comforting and classic furnishing gives the space a one-of-a-kind look that James captured perfectly. The various natural light sources lend to his particular sense of light, and the uniqueness of the space compliments his own aesthetic.
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This is James Merrell’s second shoot with Kate Spade! Between the bright light, the pops of color and patterns, and his use of the space, James captures the essence of the Kate Spade brand perfectly. James himself told us a bit about the process behind the scenes:
"The Kate Spade commission was a very interesting project as it combined quite a specific brief with a relative degree of creative freedom. The design team had prepared a fairly resolved set of mood boards for us to look at, then we provided our point of view to expand and enhance their vision. Along with the rest of the creative team we mulled over the references and set to work creating the right set of circumstances for the pictures to be realised.
Finding the right location was a crucial part of the process, as it firstly had to fit the look, but also accommodate all the furniture, props and crew. We also had to keep light in mind, as this was to be an available light only project (as is most of our work). Once the right location had been found for scale, look and light we then decided to paint it to provide a suitable looking space for our imaginary girl to live in.
On the shoot day, the art director, stylist and myself set about finding angles, dressing the set and placing the Kate Spade product to best advantage, trying to create a natural look but with a bit of a twist. The shooting days themselves went extremely smoothly thanks to a great deal of preparation by the production team - we were after a casual feel to the pictures as though one had just popped round to a friends place - it's always interesting to see how many people it takes to make it look as though nothing really happened."
You can find James' other work with Kate Spade here!
For it’s October issue, Elle Decor sent Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell to Ibiza, Spain! In the midst of the notorious party island, James had the opportunity to photograph a serene private home punctuated by pops of color. The classic Spanish architecture, beautiful natural light, and divine stillness of the space are captured in James’ photographs perfectly!
Elle Decor’s September issue “A Celebration of French Style” features many of the premier and diverse French interior designers. Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell traveled to France to shoot this whimsical Parisan apartment for the magazine, a space full of eccentric wallpapers, unexpected taxidermy, and breathtaking views. C'est vraiment magnifique!
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Kate Spade's new home line is quirky, classic, and sophisticated - just add an adorable french bulldog and your room will be complete! Ashley Klinger & Co. photographer James Merrell shot for the brand's most recent catalog, capturing full rooms and details of the fun decor.
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James Merrell shot this stunning cover story for the April issue of House Beautiful!
Out now, the magazine's latest issue profiles the serene composition of one family's beautiful vacation oasis.
View the article, along with James' images, in full below -- and for more breathtaking interiors from the JMI photographer, visit: www.JMIReps.com!
James Merrell photographed these stunning interiors as part of the latest advertising campaign for Farrow & Ball paint company!
Born in England, the company crafts custom paints that are usable on all walls and flooring, as seen in the shots below.
This is certainly not the first time James has "wowed" us with his Farrow and Ball photographs. To check out more of his work with the company, or to view his entire portfolio, be sure to visit the JMI site!
Have you seen the latest issue of House Beautiful (October)? If you have, you're probably planning your next trip down south after seeing James Merrell's amazing shoot of Amanda Lindroth's Bahamian oasis. Check out the images below, including the cover!
According to the magazine the home is "Florida meets Carribean modern meets preppy meets Hemingway in Cuba." We thing it's easier to sum it up as "beautiful".
The September issue of InStyle hit newsstands last week and it is the largest issue in the magazines history! 652 pages of trends, fall fashion, beauty and "life", InStyle asked James Merrell to shoot the legendary Missoni family at their home in Italy! Within walking distance of the company's factory about an hour North of Milan, the Missoni family has a colorful and beautiful home that allows for the family of wildly creative visionaries to be inspired constantly.
Take a peek at the story below:
As mentioned in the article, Americans are really taken by the Missoni Home peices considering they are both practical and playful. Thanks to James' images, we can see the Missoni home and how they live and that it directly influences their designs and products.
James Merrell has done it again! Earlier this year he ventured to the elegant and regal countryside of Wales and the cover and feature story at the home of Austrian Countess Elisabeth Eltz and her designer husband Mark Gillette. It's no surprise that James was shot the cover for the "Best of Britain" issue of Traditional Home! The house is characterized as, "effortlessly elegant" which is beautifully captured in James' images, if we do say so.
Take a peek below to see the cover as well as the article!
Here is one of two stories James Merrell shot for the June issue of Living Etc magazine! The story features the eclectic and modern home of Shaun Clarkson and Paul Brewster located in north London. Interior and textile designers (respectively), the owners share in the article that they were originally inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock movie Rope. "It started out with a very muted palette -- mainly blue and grey tones with little pops of colour. But as we've grown into the house it's become much more colourful and contemporary, mainly because we can't stop buying new things."
The neutral tones of the apartment coupled with the accents of color and the quirky decorative details made for a perfect shoot environment for James alligning perfectly with his style. Beautiful story, take a peek:
Looking to go to Paris? Well, you're in luck! The story "17 Paris Finds" in the April issue of Travel + Leisure sheds some light onto the perpetual question of "where to stay?" in the City of Lights. The hotels featured in the story are supposed to provide visitors with with a genuine "neighborhood" feel making them feel more like "locals". JMI's James Merrell hopped on the train to Paris and spent a few days photographing some of these amazing locations! Take a look!
Surprise! James has not only one story in the magazine out this month but he actually has two! He photographed the "Smart Guide to London"! It's an exciting time in London right now with the upcoming Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Living in London, James really knows the "important places" around the city! You don't want to miss these beautifully captured images... but we have to leave some suspense...go grab the magazine!
Leave it to legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola to open the most picturesque 7-suite hotel, Palazzo Margherita, in the small town of Bernalda in Southern Italy. Every detail enhances the magical setting, from the hand painted ceilings to the personality of each suite, named after members of the famed Coppola family who helped with the design. James Merrell photographed the luxury compound for WSJ Magazine, on stands now. See the full story here.
We were very excited to open up the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Living Etc Magazine and see the beautiful story that James Merrell shot of Tricia Guild in her home. The feature entitled "Deck the Halls" showcases the founder of Designers Guild's beautiful home and festive holiday decorations with a twist. Forget the traditional holiday colors of red and green when checking out this story!
[caption id="attachment_40" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="MGM Grand - Las Vegas"][/caption] Just another day in the life.... James Merrell spent three days in the sun - and sometimes waste deep in the pool - while shooting the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with the ad agency Cramer-Krasselt. This was happening at the end of February... when it was still FREEZING and gross in NYC... must be nice.