James Baker is a professional Adelaide photographer. He had his first picture published in 1993 and regularly since 1996. In 2000 he took the bold move to become a full time photographer and has not looked back. Photographing many major events, stunning weddings, sports teams and schools you can count on James Baker Photography to be reliable and professional.

1993 first photo published in the SA Speedway Season Guide

1996 first photo published in Peter White’s Speedway World, Australian Auto Action and the Messenger Newspaper

1996 to 2016 official photographer for Speedway City

1999 cover of the Herald Sun Newspaper, Melbourne

1997 to 2016 Supercar photographer for Australian Auto Action

2008 to 2009 official photographer for the Mini Challenge Australia

2014 to current Supercar photographer for V8X Magazine

2015 to current official photographer for the Southern Football League

2017 to current school portrait photographer for the Southern Adelaide region

James photographed the Supercar Championship for Auto Action from 1997 to 2014 traveling to all of the rounds in Australia, New Zealand and China as well as The Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Australian Moto GP and Australian Speedway Championships (cars and bikes). Filling photos by Monday morning ready to be selected for the Monday night deadline with the publication on sale Wednesday.

“Auto Action magazine’s production department has always found James Baker’s images to be top-notch. What’s more, James’s work is always delivered when promised and he’s quick to respond to the requests our weekly mag fires his way. That’s why his photography features so prominently on our pages. He’s a hardworking, no fuss, easygoing guy and it is little wonder his business is thriving.”

Luke West, Sub-editor, Australian Auto Action, Editor Australian Muscle Car.

“I have worked with James for many years now, both in my capacity as production editor on TopGear Australia magazine and as a former editor of the award-winning magazine Auto Action. I found myself repeatedly calling on James’ services because of his dedication and professional approach, as well as his ‘can do’ attitude. Photographers often work in trying conditions, but James never misses a beat despite enduring 12-hour plus days in torrid heat or driving rain. He just sets out and gets the job done. He also files promptly and with no fuss. James is one of the most highly regarded professional motorsport action photographers in Australia, and with very good reason. I am only too pleased to provide James with this reference.”

Tim Robson, Editor, topgear.com

James was also the official Mini Challenge photographer in 2010 and 2011 supplying photos to drivers and the series organisers.

“James Baker has been engaged as our photographer of record for the MINI Challenge in Australia. Working with James over the years we have come to respect and appreciate the quality of his work, his ability to be in the right place at the right time, with the right lens is nothing less than astonishing. James is happy taking direction or discussing a brief, he covers all of our MINI Challenge photographic needs whether it be on-track, in paddock or simply shooting portraits of the drivers. We have used his images in many different environments including internal communications, press releases and the website to name a few. He also selects the best shots and delivers his work in real time allowing us to utilise images just hours after they have been taken. Most importantly he is reliable and accommodating and nothing we have asked has been too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending James Baker to any prospective clients.”

Chris Brown, Mini Australia Marketing Manager

Since 2014 James has photographed the Adelaide 500 for V8X and continued to photograph major speedway events. He has also developed and maintained websites for Speedway City, Adelaide and Murray Bridge Speedway as well as providing graphic design for the venues programs and promotional material.

James also supplies photography for the A-League club, Adelaide United, he is the official photographer of the Southern Football League and would love to be a part of your event or club. 



Motorsport Events

1997
Australian 2L Touring Cars Championship Rd6, Mallala Motorsport Park, Aug24
Australian Stock Ccar Championship Rd5, Adelaide International Raceway, Jan18
Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Melbourne
Australian V8 Supercars Championship Rd6, Mallala Motorsport Park, Jul13
1998
Australian 2L Touring Cars Championship Rd, Mallala Motorsport Park, Jul18-19
Australian Stock Ccar Championship Rd5, Adelaide International Raceway, Jan16-17
Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Melbourne, Mar5-8
Honda Indy 300, Gold Coast, Oct15-18
Australian V8 Supercars Championship Rd, Sandown 500, Sep13
Australian V8 Supercars Championship Rd4 Mallala, Motorsport Park, Apr24
1999
Adelaide 500
2000
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2001
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2002
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2003
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2004
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2005
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2006
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2007
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2008
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2009
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2010
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2011
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2012
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2013
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
Supercars Test, Eastern Creek
Supercars, Symmons Plains
Supercars, Perth
Supercars, Hidden Valley
Supercars, Queensland Raceway
Supercars, Winton
Supercars, Sandown
Supercars, Bathurst
Supercars, Gold Coast
Supercars, Phillip Island
Supercars, Eastern Creek
2014
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
Supercars, Winton, Apr5-6
Supercars, Perth, May 17-18
2015
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2016
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2017
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
2018
Clipsal 500, Adelaide
Shannons Nationals, Rd1, The Bend Motorsport Park, 15Apr
Supercars, The Bend Motorsport Park, Aug24-26
2019
Adelaide 500, Adelaide, 28Feb-02Mar
2020
Superloop 500, Adelaide, Feb20-22
 

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