What The Press Say

What the press say .........


“The Banksy of the photography world. Jim’s stunning work has been going viral across the internet but his identity has remained a secret....." Countryfile BBC TV

"Press Photograph of the Year Winner 2015 " SWNS Press

"Press Photograph of the Year Winner 2016 " SWNS Press

"Fantastic, fantastic pictures" Harry Gration BBC Look North Television

“Dozing Dilly an internet star....." The Times Newspaper

"Beautiful Labrador picture by Villager Jim " BBC Breakfast News

"He is revelling in his success although refuses to reveal his identity...." The Daily Mail

"Extraordinary skill with a camera ..." The Duke of Devonshire

"Villager Jim has a great eye for the world around him" Bruce Oldfield - Royal Fashion Designer

"Thank you for all of the amazing images that you take of your local wildlife (& your pets)!" - NIKON

"Villager Jim at the peak of his photographic powers...." The Star Newspaper

"The Banksy of the Photographic World" The Derbyshire Times

"Villager Jim enchants the world...." Derbyshire Magazine

"Editors choice" in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013/14

"World renowned for capturing the best of countryside landscapes and nature" Barbour International



"Villager Jim has a great eye for the world around him, currently that world revolves around his home in The Peak District.No creatures seem to escape his eye and he frames them perfectly in their natural habitat, going about their daily business.There’s a spontaneity and intelligence about these images, he manages to avoid what could be pure “chocolate box”.  I'm glad you're now doing this as a business..nothing is more satisfying than making a good living out of something that you enjoy."

Bruce Oldfield - Fashion Designer


"We are all indeed enjoying your efforts and are very lucky to live in such a picturesque part of the world, Villager Jim you have captured it beautifully........"

The Duke of Devonshire


"The Banksy of the Photographic World"

The Derbyshire Times


"So glad I discovered Villager Jim for our readers. His photos are spontaneous, stunning and out-of-the-ordinary… the kind that make readers stop on a page rather than merely flick through the magazine."

Paul Jackson, editor of The Countryman.



“As one of the official ‘Destination Photography Partners’ for Visit Peak District, Villager Jim documents the lives of area’s natural inhabitants through a consistently high-quality stream of images, that are delivered with a distinctive style and true passion for the area.  As the Destination Management Organisation for the Peak District, we look forward to future partnership developments with Villager Jim, as we continue to raise the profile of the Peak District both nationally and internationally.” 

Araam Tehrani, New Media Manager, Visit Peak District



“What we love about Villager Jim is that he captures not just superb photos of the magnificent wildlife of the Peak District but also the characters of the creatures he meets on his travels. His  humour and appreciation of the world around him come shining through and it is a pleasure to share his images with our readers through  his monthly column in The Derbyshire Magazine.”

Jill Gallone Features Editor The Derbyshire Magazine



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