James John Midwinter is a British artist living and working in Newquay, Cornwall.
He is most well known for his minimalist monochromatic photography, which seeks to communicate the delight and sense of freedom that arises from connecting with the ocean. His work isn’t necessarily about the act of surfing, but the time and space around it. It seeks to suggest rather than dictate, conjuring a sense of place and evoke an individual response. The viewer is invited to submit to the scene and step away from the distractions of modern life – observe, breath in and imagine themselves in this space, enveloped by the sounds of the rolling sea or the cool stillness.