James Rhodes is a lecturer in Photography and is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Art) Postgraduate Degree at the University of Newcastle. He primarily works within the medium of photography, exploring photographic objects. Rhodes exploration focuses on the material possibilities of photographs as objects. Rhodes examines the inherent illusion of photography through the photographs materiality. This is achieved through printing on alternative materials to photographic paper and installing the photographic objects in gallery spaces. His work allows the audience to freely interpret it through the use of ambiguous subject matter. Rhodes rarely imposes personal expression and experience into the work, and instead questions the nature of the world around him, perception, memory, and the illusion inherent in photographs.