Jim's thirty year career as a photographer has seen his work appear in many national newspapers, regional dailies and magazines. His pictures have been said to reflect contemporary life with an engaging and sometimes light-hearted twist. With an emphasis on features his style has attained several awards including two Guild of Picture Editor awards for Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year and the Fuji News Photographer of the Year. He was awarded the Newsquest Photographer of the Year prize in 2000, and other industry achievements include nominations for the BT Regional Photographer of the Year and the UK Press Gazette awards. In 2011 he was a finalist in features category and selected for the final edit of the PPY awards. In the mid 1980s Jim served his apprenticeship with the Kent & Sussex Courier, where he gained his National Council for the Training of Journalists qualification at Sheffield before accepting a post at the Brighton Argus in 1989, he remained there nearly 20 years as deputy chief photographer.


In 2008 he moved from being a staff photographer to go freelance and has been using his experience and expertise to provide pictures for PR, commercial and editorial commissions. While most commissions see him on location he also has a studio where he does other work such as products, headshots and artwork reproduction. Jim also offers giclée printing on his Epson 44" P9500 using Hahnemuhle fine art papers printing up to A0 with pigment archival inks - a service popular with artists seeking giclée edition prints closely colour matched as master print files to their photographed work. Do get in touch about any commissions and printing needs.

Clients include:

English Heritage, Sussex Life Magazine, Royal Botanic Gardens Wakehurst, The Automobile, Archant Life, Asda, Bupa, DHL, Newsquest, Johnstons, Northcliffe, Artists & Illustrators Magazine, H&K, Brighton & Hove City Council, Morrisons, Tesco, Fairy, Robinsons, O2, RBG Kew, Legal & General, Mattel, NHS, National Newspapers, Telegraph Weekend, Town & Country, Univeristy of Brighton, Cancer Research. He supplies Alamy and REX Features

Member of the BPPA and NUJ


"We have worked with Jim for many years and are always impressed with his professionalism, attention to detail, and - above all - his creativity. Jim has a 'can do' personality ... nothing is too much trouble. He is great with our clients and always manages to get the perfect shot for each occasion".

Tim Cobb, managing director, Cobb PR

"Jim has worked for us on 3 separate occasions now, including a client event and corporate shots required for web. Jim's flair and fantastic attention to detail, always with original brief in mind, results in photographs perfect for intended purpose.”

Lara Monahan, Vector Resourcing

From a blog post: "The awesome photography is by Jim Holden, a complete genius always a privilege to work with. You can't go wrong when you start a project with his work. I just ruin his brilliant photography with words!"

Keith Pettit, Creation Signs

Opt-in to join our mailing list. You can opt-out at anyime and also ask to be forgotten. We have no plans to send regular newsletters but it would be good to know your preferences for the future.
Your information is not shared. You will still receive emails from us about your order or enquiry.
Thank you for opting-in to possible newsletters in the future. You can change your mind at anytime and ask to be removed. We do not share your infomation.

By continuing to browse or by clicking Accept Cookies, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device necessary to provide you with the services available through our website.

    Accept   Privacy & Cookie Policy
Loading More Photos
Scroll To Top
Close Window