In Sunny Lowestoft with Access Community

I was recently back in sunny (well, it was damp & cloudy actually… in fact the amazing backdrops made it feel sunny!) Lowestoft to work with the fabulous Access Community, shooting material of their passionate staff, amazing volunteers and dedicated service users.
 
I traveled to a few of their sites, meeting some really passionate people who are making change in the Suffolk community – certainly not an easy job in our time of constant social care cuts – but the determination shines through and it’s down to organisations like these that help to shape our communities for the better and I feel privileged to be able to provide some form of photographic record of this.

Creative Annual Report Photography

When a call comes in for a shoot, asking you to capture images for the forthcoming annual report, naturally a certain style / preconception comes to mind… within a very short amount of time and following a meeting with the dynamic Chief Executive those preconceptions were blown out of the water as Emma’s plans for a dynamic, vibrant and inclusive Annual Report came to life.

Working with the staff of Access Community Trust
volunteers and service users I had great fun over a day and half shooting images in different settings around the town of Lowestoft – by the end of the second day the report begun to come to life – a selection of vibrant images captured the passion and commitment of the staff, the self-belief of volunteers and service users and provided a perfect visual story to the report, continuing their amazing inclusive commitment.

“The making of” is also available to view
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxpZbWN1S3E&t=4s

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Photography workshop in Suffolk

Really excited to announce I’ll be running a workshop with the folks at Access Community Trust this summer… The photography workshop is perfect for anyone with an interest in photography and is a great opportunity to produce some wonderful photographs and exhibit them locally…

Finalist at LWC Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Awards

As some of you may already know, I’m feeling an immense sense of pride and gratitude to be one of the finalists in this years Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney Awards

The category – community pride award is for my project #giveachildacamera and the impact it has made to lives in rural Uganda and shortly Rwanda. The project has also had some impact within communities on the East Coast, working voluntarily with Pakefield school in 2015 students there had the chance to run similar projects, comparing lives but probably more importantly gaining an understanding of African life and what it is like to live in rural East Africa.

In 2016 I joined forces with Access community trust to help deliver their summer photography program and I’m currently working on part three of Give a child a camera – where I’ll be returning to Rwanda, but this time teaching photography to pupils at a deaf school in the countryside of this special country.

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