Fancy a quick snack..? Catering Shoot | Cambridge College

Fancy a quick snack..? maybe queen leafcutter ants,  buffalo worm and cricket falafel hashara or zataar flatbread made with cricket flour? My advice would be to book a dining spot at the fabulous St Johns College in Cambridge.

Talk about pushing boundaries… the chefs and apprentices at the college embrace the chance to work with some unusual and creative ingredients to create some rather memorable dishes!
A few weeks ago I was working on a stock of visuals for their new marketing material.
I love working at the colleges, their history, architecture and ambience is quite something.
It’s always a challenge to get good lighting, especially in kitchen environments where it can be rather hectic – but a challenge is all part of the job.

I particularly love the image of the waiting staff in the grand dining hall – a few strobes helped to present a strong visual.

#corporate #photography #college #cambridge #commercial #universities #chef #catering

Light, Bright Corporate Shoot

I remember the days (gosh I sound somewhat old now!) when I was first commissioned – many years ago – to shoot corporate material. I would arrive and be greeted with bland walls, laminate furniture and horrible lighting.

These days companies – certainly those forward-thinking organisations, have created wonderfully light, bright and attractive places of work. Even older properties have been transformed with colour and those nice little touches. It is really good to see organisations investing in their employees, considering their wellbeing and of course enabling photographers to grab some excellent frames.

This recent work is shot in the company’s offices in Norwich and Cambridge and as with the vast majority of my work, was a joy to shoot.

#corporate #photography #norwich #cambridge #commercial

Working with a Norfolk Charity

For the past year I’ve been working with one of Norfolk’s key charities, creating a set of visuals, moving them onto the next level with regards to their photographic presence in an ever increasing and competitive charity industry. From muddy cross country running, thrilling winter skydiving, long bicycle rides to getting covered in coloured paint and jumping from a crane over the Forum in Norwich, it’s certainly been one hell of a year. Having just had the pleasure of viewing the new Big C fundraising site and handling some of their new promo and fundraising packs, I’m thrilled to see the images come to life in such a way.

The new Big C fundraising site is available at https://lnkd.in/gG9vFUm #charity #bigc #norfolk #norwich #event #photography #eastanglia #fundraising 

Cambridge Hackathon

Making regular trips to the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus for various photographic shoots, I have the pleasure of working on some really interesting assignments, recently sitting in on some inspirational speakers and learning about new techniques, ideas and generally educating myself and moving out of the proverbial comfort zone.

This set of images is from a recent shoot with a health network, with various speakers and some fabulous brainstorming. All in, a great day in a superbly inviting and very photogenic space.

#wellcometrust #hackathon #Cambridge

Emotive Portraiture in Norfolk

The incredible variety of my work leads me to encounters with equally incredible and interesting people.
Late last year I was commissioned to create a body of emotive portraiture of people who support one of Norfolk’s best loved charities.

Throughout my journey around Norfolk I met so many passionate supporters of the charity, many of whom have been personally impacted in someway by the dreadful illness.
It was a privilege to meet the supporters and create some really lovelyimagery in their own environment.

I hope you enjoy a small selection of the work displayed here.

#charity #portratuire #norfolk #holt

Cemex Hackathon | Cambridge

What exactly is a Hackathon? that was the question I was asking about 10 days ago when a booking popped in for a two day shoot in Cambridge working with worldwide brand Cemex.

Arriving at the fabulous Moller Centre, it seems I wasn’t the only one asking that question… However, after two long days, lots of coffee, coca cola and tremendous food – the brains of the 150+ people certainly had a good workout!

Come 4pm on Saturday the final ideas were presented, prizes awarded and the commitment from the company to develop the idea.. what a fab way to generate ideas and ‘move forward’ as a brand.

 

Sunrise on the River Bure | Broads National Park

A couple of days before I headed to Uganda for #Giveachildacamera I had a shoot booked around Coltishall in Norfolk – I arrived early and with some time to kill and with it being a decidedly atmospheric morning I popped over to the River Bure and shot a few frames.The sun struggled to make progress through the mist, however with time on my side I sat and gave it thirty minutes and soon the glorious sun made progress and helped to create a rather emotive image.

#norfolk #norfolkbroads #riverbure 

Give a Child a Camera Update

Give a Child a Camera 2018 has certainly been an emotional rollercoaster thus far.
Working with the inspirational children at the Uganda/Rwanda border has provided challenges, tears, smiles and some great imagery.

It’s always difficult meeting a group of kids for the first time, especially when they have come from such hard backgrounds.
A few of the children are HIV positive and many of them have mothers that are sex workers around the border town.

We started off with a couple of days of light workshops, talking about cameras, how to hold, use and the basic function, moving onto basic composition methods.

A day out to a waterfall and visitors centre was organised (the children had never left the town area) for some creative, blurred and fun imagery..accompanied by lunch and soda.

A rest couple of days followed, but a photo walk around the border was on The cards for one afternoon. Providing an insight into their lives on the border.

I’m eagerly awaiting the films to come back from Kampala this week ready for an editing session with the kids on friday…

Here are few special images from the last week
#giveachildacamera #Uganda

Give a Child a Camera V3 Is Go!!

After a short delay in running V3 for personal reasons, I’m really pleased to announce that it will now be underway in January 2018.

The project will be taking place in and around the towns of Kiniogo, Katuna and Rubaare Working with a group of vulnerable children, whose mothers are sex workers in these areas.

The children are under the supervision of an organisation that specialises in the care and wellbeing of their mothers – the sex workers (FSW). The organisation aims to ensure that the women are safe, looked after and their health is maintained.
Naturally a percentage of the women have tested positive for HIV, along with some of the children. However, with the drugs currently being offered their health is monitored by the organisation and to some extent they can maintain the lifestyle they need/require.

In January I will be working with a group of around 15 young children, where I will teach photography to the group, setting the children the objective of taking some photographs of their life and telling the story of what life in Uganda means for them.
They will have the opportunity to shoot a collection of images which will hopefully encompass their feelings, emotions and life challenges.

The project isn’t just about taking photographs, it is about providing an opportunity for a section of society in this region of Uganda to challenge themselves, using new technology (relatively speaking) to gain new skills and to have aspirations that would otherwise not be possible.
For some, the project may offer ‘a way out’, while for others it may offer the opportunity to learn a new skill and, ultimately a chance to develop that skill, or quite simply it may just offer an alternative form of learning and entertainment.

The culmination of V3 will see a mini exhibition at the offices of the FSW in Katuna, along with prints given to the children.

Upon returning to the UK I will be exhibiting their images, alongside a set of portraits of the women.
The children’s images will form the basis of the story and will include a small bio from each child.
The venue has yet to be found….
For further information please visit https://giveachildacamera.wordpress.com/

EEEGR Christmas Ball

First of all, Happy New Year to you all – I trust the festive period was a restful and enjoyable time.

Just before Christmas I attended the East of England Energy Group ball at Dunston Hall, celebrating a highly successful 2017 members certainly seemed to have an enjoyable evening in wonderful surroundings