Norfolk Schools Opera

Last month, Norfolk Schools Opera held the first opening performance at the Theatre Royal – where schools came together for a day of workshops and performances. – The project will eventually culminate in some outstanding performances in 2019 – Personally I can’t wait to see how the children’s ideas will transform the theatre stage!

“2018-19 Norwich Theatre Royal and Norfolk Music Hub are collaborating in a year-long programme, working with hundreds of pupils, teachers, and young gifted and talented musicians from across Norfolk”

#Norfolk #Opera #Norfolkmusic

Summer Shoot on the Norfolk Broads

With the wet and cold weather firmly set in for Winter,  it seems suitable to look back a few months on some of my shoots on the Norfolk Broads, in particular three wonderful days on the Northern & Southern Broads, photographing cyclists, holidaymakers, day trippers, horse riders and locals, all of whom made the summer so much fun for me & my camera gear!

Light, Bright Corporate Shoot

I remember the days (gosh I sound somewhat old now!) when I was first commissioned – many years ago – to shoot corporate material. I would arrive and be greeted with bland walls, laminate furniture and horrible lighting.

These days companies – certainly those forward-thinking organisations, have created wonderfully light, bright and attractive places of work. Even older properties have been transformed with colour and those nice little touches. It is really good to see organisations investing in their employees, considering their wellbeing and of course enabling photographers to grab some excellent frames.

This recent work is shot in the company’s offices in Norwich and Cambridge and as with the vast majority of my work, was a joy to shoot.

#corporate #photography #norwich #cambridge #commercial

Cycle Shoot in Top Local Bike Chain

Always a pleasure to pop along to a shoot in a cycle related location!
A couple of weeks ago I visited Pedal Revolution in their Norwich store to update some of their imagery to keep in touch with their new branding.

It was good fun and I managed to leave the store without a new bike purchase! I was somewhat impressed with my resolve!

Tour de Broads North Photographs Online!

Photographs from the Tour de Broads North are now available to view online  http://julianclaxton.jalbum.net/

Start & Finish line images in time order. Images that were shot en-route will be available to view from tomorrow.
Congratulations to everyone who took part and indeed to the string of volunteers, who done a Stirling job!

All proceeds from image sales go towards #GiveaChildaCamera and help towards the expenses of running this amazing Africa based photographic project.

 http://giveachildacamera.wordpress.com/

Run Around the City – Run Norwich

Sunday 6th August Norwich was awash with thousands of runners, as people of all abilities took to the atmospheric streets of one of Britain’s finest cities.

With the sun beating down, the runners got started by ex Norwich City legend Grant Holt from the open top bus on Gentlemans Walk.
Smiles were definitely the order of the day, as runners completed the 10k course, coming across the line to cheers of the huge crowd.
A thoroughly great day and a pleasure to photograph.

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.

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.

Ian Kelly At Spotlight | Norwich Theatre Royal

Ian Kelly appeared at the Norwich Theatre Royal during their quarterly networking event Spotlight On Business this afternoon.

Talking about his book, which traces the life of Giacomo Casanova – Mr Kelly provided an enthralling short talk on the subject, capped off with lovely wine and a nice lunch