Give a Child a Camera | Develops

Give a Child a Camera is officially go!
Thanks for being patient, as personal circumstances led to the delay of this much awaited part 4 of the project.
This trip is a lot shorter than my regular projects, this is down to a few factors, but chiefly it is because I am busy planning the project for 2020 in East Africa and have a couple of important meetings with community and local government leaders. As I’m running the project again in Uganda, it seemed the ideal time to divert to Rwanda for a day or two to sort issues and actually put a plan of action in place for 2020.
So, the big news is that I am working with a small group of students I’ve worked with previously who have excelled at photography in the past and are very interested in progressing their learning.
Two of the students are based in rural Uganda, while the other two will be based around the border at Katuna.
The two that are confirmed and I have spoken to are Brea & Godwin.
Godwin, is a young orphaned boy, who lives on the hillside with his sister and several other children who have been taken in by a generous local lady.

#Giveachildacamera #Uganda #Rwanda #photo #Photography #VSO #NGO #Teaching #Opportunities

Summer on the wonderful Norfolk Broads

Late summer (seems a while ago now!) saw me out with my camera equipment on one of my favorite stomping grounds on Visit the Broads National Park shooting a lovely variety of images of boats, pubs, sunset & reeds.

Standing on the riverside during a later summer sunset, on your own – just you, the camera and your thoughts, it is a charming place to be able to work and shoot imagery for upcoming campaigns.

#Broads #Norfolk #Norfolkbroads #NationalPark #River #reedham #Stokesby #Tourism #Sunset #Pubs

Norfolk Broads National Park 2019
Norfolk Broads National Park 2019
Norfolk Broads National Park 2019
Norfolk Broads National Park 2019
Norfolk Broads National Park 2019
Norfolk Broads National Park 2019
Norfolk Broads National Park 2019

Wonderful Waxham Wedding

Three weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wonderful wedding of Rob & Ellie at the charming Waxham Great Barn Weddings venue on the Norfolk Coast.

A wonderfully relaxed day and evening followed with a truly lovely intimate wedding in superb surroundings.
Rob & Ellie, with their friends had put so much effort into the day, it was a real joy to photograph.

Congrats Mr & Mrs Harlow

#Norfolk #Waxham #Wedding #Photography

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.
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.