Arts + Crafts, Inspiration, Rooms

James Merrell {Photographer}

May 5, 2008

James Merrell, who is represented by Judith Miller Inc., is an amazing London-based photographer that you already know without even knowing. How do you know Merrell? His work has appeared all over, I instantly recognized it the moment I scanned his online portfolio — it’s been viewed in the pages of Anthropologie and Brocade Home catalogs, Elle Decor, LivingEtc, Target, you name it. The man is genius.

Most don’t bother to pay attention to image credits in books and magazines but I encourage everyone to do so because the imagery we see is such a huge draw to why we embrace certain publications and without them, we’d all be lost.

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I was reading a book over the weekend, Life’s Little Pleasures: A Perfect Day (also our book of the week) and noticed his name in the photography credits and decided to look him up. So glad I did.

(all photos from judith miller inc photographed by james merrell)

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  • Reply Husmusen May 5, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Inspiring pictures!

  • Reply cloud9design May 5, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I love these shots. Thanks for sharing. He has a great eye for photography!

  • Reply SimplyGrove May 5, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    I love his work!! So talented that james is!! :)

  • Reply Homegrown {& the Bug} May 5, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Oh Lord, that wallpaper is killing me! I *need* it…

  • Reply All Things Bright and Beautiful... May 5, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    My favorite is the lady in front of the grouped photos.:-)

  • Reply Kathryn May 6, 2008 at 12:11 am

    does anyone know where you can buy the wallpaper in the first photo?

  • Reply ::{J}:: May 6, 2008 at 1:28 am

    These are lovely! I saw them on your flickr & love them all!

  • Reply Ana May 6, 2008 at 3:21 am

    So inspirational! Love his eye!

  • Reply Samantha May 6, 2008 at 12:21 pm


  • Reply Helena at ROOM&serve May 6, 2008 at 2:32 pm


  • Reply Republic of Candy May 6, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    kathryn, the wallpaper is the ‘trees’ pattern from cole & son, distributed in the u.s. by lee jofa.

  • Reply tula May 6, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    great tip regarding paying attention to the photo credits. will do, and thus, will honor the brilliant artist behind the pictures. thanks, holly!

  • Reply leeloves May 7, 2008 at 12:19 am

    james is a dream to work with, as well. i also love the work of photographer/stylist duo mikkel vang and christine rudolph, also represented by judy miller.

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