New York based James Houston describes himself as a multi-talented visionary inspired by beauty, design and living the ultimate life experience.
Australian born Houston celebrates a diverse career of visual expression that spans thirty years. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading beauty photographers, an award-winning filmmaker and respected activist. More recently Houston has launched a home design vision and brand based on his mind/lifestyle integration philosophy called MindSpaceDesign.
As a photographer he has celebrated beauty and the human form, creating sensual iconic portraits and international campaigns for Vogue, L’Oreal Paris, GAP, Hugo Boss and Givenchy. Houston also works regularly with high profiled celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Emma Watson, Jessica Alba and Hugh Jackman. To date, five international books have been published on his work (RAW, ONE, RAWMOVES, MOVE and NATURAL BEAUTY) with exhibitions of his work being held in the UK, Asia, America and Australia.
As an activist Houston balances his professional career with community projects that have also seen him assume the roles of director and activist. Supported by celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Hugh Jackman and Emma Watson, Houston has raised over two million dollars for various charities worldwide including breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health and the environment. He directed his first award-winning documentary film titled LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX, which aired nationally on the TLC network in 2011 to bring awareness to adolescent sexual health.
Houston’s award-winning aesthetic lends itself to interior design and architecture, two areas where his passion and creative sights are now set. In 2008 he designed and built ‘Ananda’ a contemporary lake house and interior experience in upstate New York. The result has been featured internationally in numerous leading interior and architecture publications including Belle Australia, LUXE U.S. and Architectural Digest.
This was the first step to realizing his dream of establishing his own design brand was ‘James Houston Design’, launched October 2014 offering stunning limited edition photographs and soon to be launched interior product line for the home.
In May 2015 Houston founded MindSpaceDesign, a platform to share his mind/lifestyle philosophy and home design process, which he credits as the secret to his own success and balance in life. Houston lives in Park Slope Brooklyn with his partner and their dog Hannah.