Fabis | South Western Uganda

Fabis.

I met this interesting lady last year while visiting some old friends in Western Uganda. I was truly captivated by the muted colours and wilderness of scene that unfolded in front of me.

30 year old Fabis has two children and works around 8 hours a day in the fields and banana groves earning 2500 ugx (50p) per day, in the village of Kachwekano. She suffers with bad eyesight.

Justus | Uganda

Justus,
I met Justus last year in Western Uganda and was captivated by his community spirit and commitment to helping other people with HIV.
 
He kindly agreed to become part of my documentary series.
 
Justus is a peer educator Working with the MARPS health centre since 2007, he was diagnosed with HIV in 2004 with his wife, when they were tested together. “I was a primary teacher, but now I am a labourer” Justus is a Practising Catholic and now uses his knowledge to educate others about HIV & the dangers of contracting the disease. He walks around 15km to the health centre twice a week for medication.

Evas | Uganda | A Portrait

Whilst i’m running my project #giveachildacamera in East Africa, I always strive to understand the people i’m working with, their life, their community and generally what makes them tick as individuals.
 
I met Evas through her daughter, who was part of Give a Child a Camera in 2018.
She is 43 & lives close to the Rwandan border in a small room with her 5 children, she contracted HIV from her husband who died several years ago. She has several small jobs, including working on the street – all to support her family.
 
As many of you know, 2018 saw me work with an amazing group of young children in Uganda. Many of them come from tough backgrounds and tend to be very streetwise, especially living on the border. Many of them are HIV positive, a disease they contracted from their mother. However, thanks to the amazing work of organisations such as Katuna Marps (funded in part by US AID) their health is monitored and the outlook is relatively bright.
 
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Wonderful Winter Wedding in Suffolk

I’m delighted to share some further images from the lovely wedding of Gary & Tina, held at the stunning Woodhall Manor, near Woodbridge.

An intimate winter wedding was something I’ve never had the pleasure of photographing, but WOW, what an idea… everything just seemed to work – although the light disappears quickly, it does bring other options to the table (eg, sparkler /night images) and thankfully we were blessed with some lovely light and dry weather.

Wishing you much happiness Tina & Gary x

Beautiful Wedding at Waxham Barns

A month ago I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Ant & Martine at their wonderful wedding on the Norfolk Coast at Waxham Barns.
 
Summer was truly in full swing and we were greeted by lovely weather, beautiful blue sky, great food and well stocked bars!
 
The barns provided the perfect romantic space for their wedding, with the beach an ideal backdrop for some extra photographs.
 
Already a month into their marriage, I’m sure these images will provide a lovely little reminder of their special day. Congratulations folks

The Big C Bungee in Norwich

Ever fancied doing a bungee jump?… well, hopefully these images will give you a small glimpse into the fun that over 40 people had on Sunday at the Big C charity jump outside the Forum in Norwich.

Arguably having the best job of the day, I was up and down in the 200ft crane, photographing jumpers, their emotions and the great fun they all had. Sadly I missed the chance to jump myself, but nerveless had a great experience.

Final images from Fight for Survival Photo Docu

Saturday saw the culmination of the latest photo documentary I’ve been working on entitled ‘ Fight for Survival’

The body of work is an emotive vision of the life behind the scenes at former National League North side Lowestoft Town, as they fight their way through the competitive league.

Sadly, Saturday saw the team relegated from the National League after a score draw at home to nearly 1000 people watching. A win would have secured their survival.

The documentary will be exhibited this summer, most likely in Lowestoft.

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Short-listed for election day documentary

I’m thrilled to be short-listed for another photographic award.
This time, one of my documentary images from the 2015 series ‘Election Day’ has been short listed for the;
2016 Event Photography Awards

The image in question is from a 24 hour photographic documentary following the UKIP party and in particular Simon Tobin as he attempted to win the Waveney seat during the 2015 general election.
This emotive image was shot in the HQ of the local party as Simon (pictured) discussed the evening ahead during polling day.

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Rural Uganda & a laptop

With another trip to Rwanda & rural Uganda just around the corner, here is an image from last year, which was also shown at my exhibition in the summer.

Late one evening, at his home Ronald and family watched a 20 second microsoft movie on the laptop I was given to take out to him.. Watching the movie about 15 times Angel (the small child) was completely mesmerized by the animation.

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Watch morning chapel in Uganda

This is a short video of the morning chapel at Eden school in rural Uganda. Living with a Ugandan family in the local community I was privileged to be welcomed into the homes and school of the local residents. One of the many highlights was the daily morning chapel service held at the school…. visit my video on Youtube to view the wonderful singing for yourself.