The Broads Authority & The ‘Broads Plan 2017’

The Broads Authority launched the ‘Broads Plan 2017’ at the end of July in the grounds of the lovely Whittlingham Broad.

Every five years the plan is reviewed by the Broads Authority, our partners and anyone with an interest in the Broads, through a public consultation process, and a new plan is published.

Using wonderfully strong photography and design throughout, the plan is really a great example of how such literature should be produced to engage the local population.

Talented Young Musicians in Cambridge

A recent commission saw me at St Bede’s school in Cambridge for orchestral rehearsals, featuring some of the top musicians of the area as they prepared for their much-anticipated performance.
The young musicians came together at St Bede for Three days of full rehearsals and fine tuning as the school was turned into a real music environment.
The brief was to document some of the musicians, demonstrating their talent, passion and excitement of the rehearsals.
The talent of these youngsters blew me away, especially some of the percussion guys, who had that edgy cool vibe that could quite easily see them ‘hit the big time’ in the future.

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.

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…

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!

Children and their cameras in Africa

Thanks to the lovely folks at Wex Photographic and Open Norwich for hosting my talk about #Giveachildacamera last night.
A small but quality audience seemed to enjoy the talk and it was a pleasure sharing my project and experiences with you and ultimately showing some of the children’s awe inspiring images.

To learn more about the project please visit  https://giveachildacamera.wordpress.com/

In the coming months, beautiful 10×8″ or 12×16″ prints will be available for sale – with proceeds going back into the development of the children and their photography.

Feel Inspired | Give a Child a Camera

Inspired by my project Give a Child a Camera…? Pop along to Open, Norwich on the 29th March.

In association with those lovely folks at WEX Photographic – I’ll be giving a talk about #GiveaChildaCamera – how the project started, what the children of rural Uganda thought about using a camera for the first time and ultimately displaying a selection of awe inspiring images from the kids both from V1 & V2 of the project, along with a small selection of my own work from my time over the last couple of years living within the rural community.

To find out more  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/give-a-child-a-camera-semina…

The passion, commitment & love of children in Uganda

It’s been a while since I posted any images from my latest African adventure. Mainly because I’m holding back on some of the images as I’m still trying to secure a venue to exhibit at this summer and would prefer first of all to show the images in actual print.

But here is one of the images shot at the school… a moment during morning chapel in rural Uganda.

The passion, commitment and love of those children is really quite something.

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Embracing Sports | Active Norfolk UEA Festival

The sporting theme continued last week as I visited the Start track festival at the UEA sportspark, shooting images for the organisers.

Thankfully I picked the right day, blessed with a mix of cloud and sunshine, at times it actually felt like Spring!

Spending the afternoon with the kids and the level two coaches I watched them learn no end of new skills, culminating in a rather competitive sports day! Excellent fun

Back to Africa…

_JWC9876_2Calling all 35mm camera donations…!

I’m returning to Uganda in a few weeks and I urgently require any old 35mm cameras you may have.

The project ‘give a child a camera’ is continuing in 2016 and I need donations of cameras to enable this to happen.

Please get in touch if you can help.

A little about this image…

I visited the home of Godwin on a Saturday afternoon in February. I arrived somewhat sweaty and exhausted from a day walking miles upon miles.

Godwin (not pictured) stood proudly with his camera, taking photographs and almost mimicking some of my movements and style..his pictures demonstrated a true insight into his life and feelings.

Although one of the poorest households I visited, the underlying dignity and togetherness was a joy to witness.