Event Photography Awards Shortlist

Delighted to announce I’ve been shortlisted for the 2019 Event Photography Awards. The image in question was a capture during a hectic morning shoot in one of the kitchens at a Cambridge College.

Commercial kitchens are never the easiest places to shoot, limited on time, space and equipment. Thankfully several elements seemed to come together and with careful planning the capture was complete.

It’s always a pleasure to be recognised in a national photographic award and especially one that is so hotly contested within the event and commercial photographic world.

Smiles @ The Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards

Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards at the fabulous St Andrew’s Hall was held last week – well done to all the fabulous Eco Winners!

“What does a taxi company in Norwich, a school in Ellingham and an allotment enthusiast in Reepham have in common?

They were all recognised for their commitment to sustainability at the prestigious Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2018-19, held at the historic St Andrews Hall.

They were in good company – with other winners a volunteer group working in Tuckswood, a school in Reepham and a Norwich community interest company – at the evening hosted by biologist and conservationist Professor Ben Garrod. Speakers included Richard Powell, who was awarded an OBE in 2005 in recognition for his work in environment and sustainability.

Professor Garrod said: “I was thrilled to have the honour of hosting this event, which is a real celebration of the effort people are making to do their bit for the planet. It’s particularly inspiring to see the younger participants, who are not just tomorrow’s conservationists but already proving that you’re never too young to make a difference.”

Each of the winners received a handmade sustainable wood trophy and Ellingham VC Primary was presented with three tablets by sponsor Updata and Reepham High School scooped £500.”

*text sourced from Norfolk.gov*

#Norfolk #Norwich #Ecoawards #Awards #Photograhy #Event #2019

All smiles at the Tour De Broads Summer Sportive

Photographs from the 2018 Tour de Broads are available to view & purchase online in multiple galleries – featuring some start images, en route at Woodbastwick (16 miles in on 50/75/100 routes) and the all important finish line…

Pop along to the official Tour de Broads Summer website  http://www.tourdebroads.com/ to find the galleries (available from the afternoon of Tuesday 21st) or alternatively click on the link below to find the relevant galleries…

 http://julianclaxton.jalbum.net/

Proceeds from sales go directly to help fund/run #Giveachildacamera in East Africa
 http://giveachildacamera.wordpress.com/

#norfolk #tourdebroads #norwich #cycling #sportive #tourde

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 

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.

 

The Colour 5k in Norfolk

Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a ‘colour run’…?
Well, last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing competitors at the Colour 5k in the wonderful ground of Hoveton Hall Estate – what a complete blast that was…

Photographer covered in paint, camera covered in paint and lens dusted with colourful cornflower – thank goodness for clingfilm and tape!

Kevin Kennedy|Spotlight on Business

December started with a crowded Adnams bar at the Theatre Royal Norwich, as over 100 local business people attended the quarterly Spotlight on Business networking event at the theatre.

Kevin Kennedy, perhaps best known for his time as ‘Curly’ in Coronation Street was the guest speaker and was the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon full of interesting chats, lovely food and the old glass of wine.

Tour de Broads Sportive

The Tour de Broads on Sunday was a super busy day! 1200+ plus riders… I’ve just uploaded 2400+ images to two galleries – start & finish… It was a super day – Barry Hoban was a complete gent and it was a pleasure to photograph a real Tour de France legend!!

Start http://jalbum.net/en/browse/user/album/1543583
Finish http://jalbum.net/en/browse/user/album/1543598
Finish Album 2 http://jalbum.net/en/browse/user/album/1543713

More than 1,000 riders took part in the second Tour de Broads on Sunday.

They were joined by former professional cyclist Barry Hoban, who won eight stages of the Tour de France between 1967 and 1975.

Starting at Weston Longville, cyclists either took part in the 40-mile ride, sponsored by Archant, publishers of the EDP and Norwich Evening News, or followed a 70-mile route.

The longer route took in Wroxham, Strumpshaw Fen and a ferry crossing at Reedham before going through Loddon and skirting Norwich back to the start.

Organiser Luke Rumblelow, from Revolution Events, said: “We were overwhelmed by the positive comments, smiles and unruffled enthusiasm, particularly at the finish. With all the support on the day, we have raised funds to support local grass-roots cycling projects.”