James Cross is a studio portrait photographer from Kent, UK. He recently completed his Masters Degree in Photography at UCA Rochester. He really enjoys a good portrait project, his first book "Retrospect" is a collection of portraits of what one hundred people he grew up with now do for a job. His current book project "Metamorphosis" is a collection of portraits of tattoo artists, where he gets them to create an illustration over their own face and combines this with the original photograph. Volume one is almost ready to go with further volumes and special editions already in the pipeline.