Inspirational Norfolk Charity

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Centre 81 AGM in Great Yarmouth, shooting images of both the AGM, volunteers & staff.
It was certainly a rewarding few hours, learning about the charity and their amazing work. Perhaps the most interesting part of my visit was the passion shared by not only the staff & volunteers, but the incredible people who come to use the service – a real lifeline for the local users.
 
Centre 81 started in 1981 – the international year for disabled people – and since then has taken great strides to provide a service for people with physical and other disabilities gain skills, independence and confidence.
 
It has grown from just a handful of members to more than 800 who benefit from its ever expanding door to door transport service, and the well used skills and activity centre at its headquarters in Tar Works Road.

One Truly Inspirational Norfolk Person

One of the many pleasures of being a photographer that I’m always harping on about, is the wonderful people I get to meet.

One such inspirational and truly incredible person is David Moar.
David was the co-founder of the BIGC – the cancer charity for Norfolk & Waveney.
Suffering from ‘The Big C’ himself in the early 80’s he became frustrated with the long journey’s to London for treatment – move forward a few years and the BIGC cancer charity was formed, becoming instrumental in the research, development & treatment of cancer in Norfolk.

I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the company of David at his Norfolk home, shooting some soft editorial images. A real treat to be in such lovely company.

#Norfolk #Portraiture #Charity

 

Horses, Rider & the Norfolk Countryside

A wet & windy September day saw me head to the Norfolk countryside for a commission to shoot images for the market leading horse feed company of a nutritionist & her two horses..

Unfortunately weather wasn’t on our side, however, two very patient horses and owner, meant we could dodge the heavy rain and shoot outside in the gorgeous countryside.
Strobes in hand, plastic bag in the pocket and walking boots on, images were achieved before a truly biblical downpour..

#horses #norfolk #portrait #portraiture

Give a Child a Camera | Norwich Exhibition

Really excited to announce the next Give a Child a Camera exhibition is being shown at the wonderful Playhouse in Norwich this autumn.

Visit the Playhouse between the 30th October to 1st December and witness first hand a selection of wonderfully emotive images that the children, taking part in the project in Southwest Uganda shot during the month-long workshops this year.

A chance to gain a true insight into the lives of children living in a border town in East Africa, as they use photography to document their lives.

#Norwich #Playhouse #Exhibition #Photography #Nikonuk #Norfolk

#children #uganda #africa #giveachildacamera #workshop #vso

#charity #empowerment

Norwich Market | Shoot Two

Here is the second installment from my shoot on Norwich Market earlier this year for one of my clients.

The first set of images received such a good reception, that I’ve decided to showcase another set of images from the amazing local market, featuring stall holders, produce and a couple of market views – I hope you enjoy the images – as previously mentioned, I thoroughly enjoyed spending time on the market, getting to know both stall holders and customers.

From a 70p cuppa, fine roasted coffee, delicious handmade treats, flavorsome sausages, finished with beautiful floral bouquets – what more could you ask for from your amazing local market…? oh, and don’t forget you can still get your vacuum cleaner repaired (spare the landfill!)

#Norwich #Norwichmarket #norfolk #City #Market #buylocal #handmade#food #portraiture #photography #documentary

All smiles at the Tour De Broads Summer Sportive

Photographs from the 2018 Tour de Broads are available to view & purchase online in multiple galleries – featuring some start images, en route at Woodbastwick (16 miles in on 50/75/100 routes) and the all important finish line…

Pop along to the official Tour de Broads Summer website  http://www.tourdebroads.com/ to find the galleries (available from the afternoon of Tuesday 21st) or alternatively click on the link below to find the relevant galleries…

 http://julianclaxton.jalbum.net/

Proceeds from sales go directly to help fund/run #Giveachildacamera in East Africa
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#norfolk #tourdebroads #norwich #cycling #sportive #tourde

The People | The Food | Norwich Market

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be asked by a client to shoot a range of imagery of Norwich market.
 
I often use the market when I’m in the city, but it wasn’t until i spent hours upon hours within the maze of stalls that I truly ‘got it’… the wonderful food, friendly nature of the stall holders, unique produce and great community.
 
I indulged my need for exciting & creative food, wonderful freshly roasted coffee and sublime cakes – oh what a treat this was!
 
The highlight – there were so many, too many to mention – a real gem of Norfolk.
 
A few images to follow in the coming weeks….
 
#Norwich #Norwichmarket #Market #Portraiture #Norfolk #Food