BigC Workshop on the Broads

Saturday played host to the BigC Broads Photographic workshop, which I hosted in aid of the fabulous Norfolk charity on the Edge of the River Bure & Thurne.

Given we’ve enjoyed some fabulous recent weather, I think, quite rightly myself and all the participants envisaged a wonderfully warm, bright day with the cameras….. Sadly, we were met with wind, rain and dreadfully cold temperatures… in fact, it felt more like November.

Still, we Brits are a hardy lot and having only one participant pull out, the rest of us popped the rain coats on and proceeded to shoot some atmospheric images along this picturesque part of the Broads.
Naturally, during the workshop, I’m not shooting my own material, instead, advising, suggesting and running through settings and ideas with all.

After the folks had departed Thurne, I stayed on and shot a few 40 second exposures as the darkness rolled in and moments before it began to rain.
A beautiful hue formed over the mill & river and thankfully in those couple of minutes I managed to capture my one frame of the day.

#Norfolkbroads #Thurne #Landscape #Hue #Night #workshop #Norfolk

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.
 
#uganda #portrait #africa #documentary #Eastafrica #HIV

Give a Child a Camera | Norwich Exhibition

Really excited to announce the next Give a Child a Camera exhibition is being shown at the wonderful Playhouse in Norwich this autumn.

Visit the Playhouse between the 30th October to 1st December and witness first hand a selection of wonderfully emotive images that the children, taking part in the project in Southwest Uganda shot during the month-long workshops this year.

A chance to gain a true insight into the lives of children living in a border town in East Africa, as they use photography to document their lives.

#Norwich #Playhouse #Exhibition #Photography #Nikonuk #Norfolk

#children #uganda #africa #giveachildacamera #workshop #vso

#charity #empowerment

Norwich Market | Shoot Two

Here is the second installment from my shoot on Norwich Market earlier this year for one of my clients.

The first set of images received such a good reception, that I’ve decided to showcase another set of images from the amazing local market, featuring stall holders, produce and a couple of market views – I hope you enjoy the images – as previously mentioned, I thoroughly enjoyed spending time on the market, getting to know both stall holders and customers.

From a 70p cuppa, fine roasted coffee, delicious handmade treats, flavorsome sausages, finished with beautiful floral bouquets – what more could you ask for from your amazing local market…? oh, and don’t forget you can still get your vacuum cleaner repaired (spare the landfill!)

#Norwich #Norwichmarket #norfolk #City #Market #buylocal #handmade#food #portraiture #photography #documentary

Emotive Portraiture in Norfolk

The incredible variety of my work leads me to encounters with equally incredible and interesting people.
Late last year I was commissioned to create a body of emotive portraiture of people who support one of Norfolk’s best loved charities.

Throughout my journey around Norfolk I met so many passionate supporters of the charity, many of whom have been personally impacted in someway by the dreadful illness.
It was a privilege to meet the supporters and create some really lovelyimagery in their own environment.

I hope you enjoy a small selection of the work displayed here.

#charity #portratuire #norfolk #holt

Sunrise on the River Bure | Broads National Park

A couple of days before I headed to Uganda for #Giveachildacamera I had a shoot booked around Coltishall in Norfolk – I arrived early and with some time to kill and with it being a decidedly atmospheric morning I popped over to the River Bure and shot a few frames.The sun struggled to make progress through the mist, however with time on my side I sat and gave it thirty minutes and soon the glorious sun made progress and helped to create a rather emotive image.

#norfolk #norfolkbroads #riverbure 

Portraiture at Anglia Ruskin | Cambridge

Rather privileged to head back to Anglia Ruskin University to work with a marketing client, obtaining a selection of editorial portraiture for their forthcoming PR use.
Using the interesting surroundings of the Lord Ashcroft Business School, we managed to dodge the harsh sunlight, employ the use of a couple of reflectors and then add a little fill light with a couple of soft boxes

#Giveachildacamera talk at Open in Norwich

Have you been captivated by my African photographic project Give a Child a Camera?
In conjunction with Wex Photographic I’ll be giving a talk at Open in Norwich during January about my project, the adventure that saw me out in Africa and how the children of rural Uganda have taken to photography, showing some of their stunning images. The talk will also include moving and inspirational video clips of life at school in rural Uganda.

Signup via the link below

http://www.wexphotographic.com/?%2fevents%2f2017-01-26-give-a-child-a-camera.html

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Business advice images through the Eastern Region

Young Ugandan lad from the village

This young lad came from the local village and was working as a laborer with some builders.
An Incredibly hard worker, he would often stop and stare at the Westerner, watching intently at every footstep I took, never showing any emotion.
Many of the local children were on a break from schools in the area, and although I was told he goes to school, many had told me he ‘sometimes’ goes, no doubt dependent if his mother/guardian required him to earn some money for the family that day.

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