The 2017 Steeplechase Derby

The 2017 Steeplechase Derby was held in Norfolk on Saturday amidst sublime summer weather… once the warm up was through, the race started and competitors took to the jumps, running through water, over logs, through mud and up hills…

Well done to everyone who took part… I like to think I joined in the fun, standing in a dyke in my walking boots and then running alongside the course with my camera backpack to get ahead of the competitors… who ever said being a photographer was easy! – good fun though!

The Big C Bungee in Norwich

Ever fancied doing a bungee jump?… well, hopefully these images will give you a small glimpse into the fun that over 40 people had on Sunday at the Big C charity jump outside the Forum in Norwich.

Arguably having the best job of the day, I was up and down in the 200ft crane, photographing jumpers, their emotions and the great fun they all had. Sadly I missed the chance to jump myself, but nerveless had a great experience.

Portraiture | Cambridge

Really pleased to be asked to collaborate with an agency who works with universities in Cambridge. They wanted a selection of editorial style portraiture of academics for use in up and coming PR material. The brief required bright and pleasing imagery and nothing overly dramatic.

Working around one of the campus locations, it was an enjoyable day and rather interesting to hear about their work, opinions and insight into their world.

Learning at home PR Campaign

Brief in hand I popped along to my shoot location in Norfolk to a lovely property ready to shoot images of these adorable girls for a summer PR campaign… Greeted with waves, shouts and “the photographer is here” I set about capturing images of these children in various poses, trying to capture an essence of learning and homework… Using a couple of strobes and bowens battery pack, we managed to capture some good imagery.

PR Shoot in Norwich

Popped along to a lovely little estate near Cringleford, Norwich a couple of weeks ago, to meet a family who had agreed to pose for an upcoming pr campaign.

I had quite a brief to squeeze into a relatively short amount of time, but thankfully managed to meet the objectives.
Although it was cloudy & a little chilly the bright and smiley children were happy to pose and very patient… “just one more” is a phrase they certainly would be pleased not to hear again!

Train shoot in Norfolk

Enjoyable little train journey the other week, shooting some business pr images on public transport… Health & Safety concerns meant I wasn’t allowed to use any additional lighting, so I ended up shooting most of the material with my 50mm 1.4, making the most of the wonderful natural light.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Garden Party in full swing

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival garden party was in full swing at the weekend, as crowds packed out Chapelfield Gardens to enjoy the free entertainment as part of the wonderful festival activities.
I particularly enjoyed having a go and embracing the retro gaming area… “those were the days” springs to mind…

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Gala Evening

The annual Norfolk & Norwich Festival gala evening was held in the wonderful Adnams Spiegeltent in Chapelfield gardens last night, where the who’s who of Norfolk turned out to enjoy a wonderful evening, interspersed with amazing acts to entertain and thrill the audience.

Breakin’ Convention in Norwich

The experiences I get to embrace as a photographer are pretty special and often will include performances, experiences or interactions with people that I wouldn’t normally get to enjoy.

One experience was attending Breakin’ Convention at the Theatre Royal on Saturday.
Before the main show, the theatre was taken over by local and international hip hop acts, demonstrating some serious moves.
Crowds gathered round to watch the people take to the floor..

Taking to the floor, everyone seemed to make the ‘moves’ look so easy and smooth. Amazed as I was, I was more than happy to be behind the camera!

Wonderful start to #NNF17

Last night at the Forum saw the opening reception of the 2017 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
After a brief introduction to selected guests, it was time to join the artist Luke Jerram for a look at the moon.
Meanwhile crowds packed Millennium Plain for a wonderfully emotive performance by Total Ensemble Theatre Company
What a wonderful start to #NNF17