At the Jobs Fair…

The Jobs Fair at The Forum, Norwich was a hive of activity recently, with hundreds attending the free event, on the lookout for training, apprenticeships and job opportunities.

it’s always a pleasure to shoot images & video at their events – with lots of enthused people willing to get involved.

The next Jobs Fair is coming soon! I may see you there!

Recent shoot for ECCH

It’s many years since I left my career as a medical photographer, occasionally some of those skills come back and prove useful when shooting images in the healthcare industry.

I recently had the pleasure of being asked to work with East Coast Community Healthcare C.I.C in Beccles & Gorleston, shooting a range of imagery to showcase the great work they do in the community and at Beccles Hospital.

Last Day of Portrait. at Skippings Gallery | Great Yarmouth

Today is the final day of Portrait. being shown at the lovely Skippings Gallery – open until 4pm this afternoon.
Although I’ve only been at the gallery on a couple of days, I have heard it’s been really well received with some good numbers coming through the door – so thank you!
It’s always a pleasure to show ones work to new audiences.
Portrait. is continuing over the next two/three years and I’m on the look out for further people willing to model for the project, which will ultimately end in a published book of the work.
theportraits.co.uk
Broads Authority #norfolk #suffolk #greatyarmouth #exhibition #whatson #norwich #englishplus #Watermillsandmarshes #timeandtide

Behind the Scenes in Norwich

It’s always a pleasure to ‘get behind the scenes’ with access to the amazing work that is undertaken in the fine city of Norwich by the folks in the cancer labs for Norfolk Charity BigC. I spent a couple of mornings photographing professors, the laboratories and some of the interns who are choosing this highly complex level of research as their specialty.  An insight into the excellent work that is undertaken on our doorstep.

Centre 81 Classic Car & Bike Show

The Centre 81 Classic Car & Bike show was blessed with sunshine and a packed Great Yarmouth seafront for its annual event.
 
Thousands welcomed the convoy along Marine Parade, as all manor of vintage cars and bikes made their way to the seafront for an afternoon of fun and fundraising for the important local charity.
 
#Greatyarmouth #Centre81 #Norfolk #ClassicCar #Bikeshow #Seafront #Yarmouth #Smiles

Fabulous London Shoot

Often older people are portrayed in various publications & care homes/agencies etc as frail and happy to sit and watch the world pass them by….photographed in bland rooms with beige paint and those lovely (!?) vinyl chairs… thankfully things are changing and one organisation that I work with is at the forefront in changing perceptions & opportunities is AGE UK Camden.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with them this year on a variety of exciting and challenging shoots, helping to change those preconceptions.

These images were from a shoot on the waterfront in Camden. It was a pleasure to not only photograph these people, but also to sit and talk and hear about their amazing lives – full of stories, love and passion, truly incredible people and who have thirst for life.

Great Fun at a Lovely Beccles Nursery

Famous children’s illustrator Polly Dunbar has created a wonderful mural at a local Suffolk nursery, helping to significantly brighten up the space!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of popping along to Big Sky Nursery in the charming market town of Beccles to photograph some of the lovely children and to meet and photograph Polly, with the newly created mural.
Dodging rain showers, we had great fun setting up some of the shots, using the odd strobe to add that sparkle, the kids played ball (literally) and were great little models.

Looking back to 2012

A good friend of mine & very talented filmmaker (D David Morin) uploaded this lovely clip from 2012, when I, along with two others cycled from the UK to Rwanda.
 
It’s especially poignant as this trip ultimately led to the birth of my African photographic project #Giveachildcamera
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6xHOoVrl3w&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0wQ7yPGjn5aUgs-w_YShhh-KCt3k9KG07DSQ1xNZYzAKCIpQPrTwaU99c

Norfolk Cycling Team @ UK National Cycling Champs

Yesterday I was out at the feed zone two in Holkham Estate, helping out some good friends at DAP cycling, who were racing in the UK National Champs.
Swapping the camera for several musettes!

Knowing the roads well, I did manage to get ahead of the race on a couple of occasions and shoot some images (packed the 70-200 in the car just in case)

Joining the local DAP riders were a host of household names, including Mark Cavendish MBE, Ian Stannard and eventual winner Ben Swift.
in 25-degree heat, over 180 of the UKs best cycling talent took to the winding country lanes and wind-stricken roads of Norfolk for a true test of grit and endurance over the 125 mile route.
Reigning champion, Connor Swift (Team Arkea-Samsic), was back to defend his title, but he faced competition from 2016 champion Adam Blythe (Lotto Soudal), 2013 winner and former world champion Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) plus 2012 national champion Ian Stannard.

From the start, some of the large UCI teams began driving the pace, gradually thinning out the field, with attacks happening on a regular basis.
The journey from the coast, back through Wroxham and towards home was a telling point, with attack after attack, eventually seeing Ben Swift roll through the tight city centre corners to win the British road race title in some style.
Two of the DAP riders finished in extremely good company, with Andrew Taylor coming in 54th and Harley Matthews a credible 83rd.

#DAPCC #Cycling #Norfolk #NCC #Britishcycling #nationalchamps