After studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, photographer-director James Bort began his career with the creation of his fashion blog and became one of the fashion industry’s most influential bloggers. In 2008, he devoted himself entirely to his photographic career, with his own company James Bort Factory, producing brand content, commercials and print campaigns for luxury brands.
In 2015 he worked with Benjamin Millepied for l’Opéra de Paris; from this encounter a book « Etoiles », and an exhibition were created. In 2017 he directed the short film « Rise of a Star » (Naissance d’une étoile) with Dorothée Gilbert, Catherine Deneuve, Antonia Desplat and Pierre Deladonchamps. The film has since been highly acclaimed, selected at Tribeca, and shortlisted for the Oscars 2018 in the Best Live Action Short Category.