aura photograph of James Kates by colour fields

Intuitively moving through material
Lovingly moving through situations
Healing all with all that is given

James Kates


aura photograph of James Kates by colour fields

Intuitively moving through material
Lovingly moving through situations
Healing all with all that is given

James Kates is an independent filmmaker and photographer from Austinmer, NSW. He specialises in producing DIY short form video, film and stills with a raw, energetic quality.

With his background in surf and music, James brings an authenticity and lived experience to his projects ranging from film clips, short documentaries and brand led content for digital marketing.

Selected clients and projects: RVCA, Vans, Drag, Rusty, Billabong, Zion Wetsuits, Volcom, Rage, Conde Nast Traveler and film clips for bands including Shining Bird and The Pinheads of which he also plays drums and percussion.