Last Day of Portrait. at Skippings Gallery | Great Yarmouth

Today is the final day of Portrait. being shown at the lovely Skippings Gallery – open until 4pm this afternoon.
Although I’ve only been at the gallery on a couple of days, I have heard it’s been really well received with some good numbers coming through the door – so thank you!
It’s always a pleasure to show ones work to new audiences.
Portrait. is continuing over the next two/three years and I’m on the look out for further people willing to model for the project, which will ultimately end in a published book of the work.
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Broads Authority #norfolk #suffolk #greatyarmouth #exhibition #whatson #norwich #englishplus #Watermillsandmarshes #timeandtide

Fabulous London Shoot

Often older people are portrayed in various publications & care homes/agencies etc as frail and happy to sit and watch the world pass them by….photographed in bland rooms with beige paint and those lovely (!?) vinyl chairs… thankfully things are changing and one organisation that I work with is at the forefront in changing perceptions & opportunities is AGE UK Camden.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with them this year on a variety of exciting and challenging shoots, helping to change those preconceptions.

These images were from a shoot on the waterfront in Camden. It was a pleasure to not only photograph these people, but also to sit and talk and hear about their amazing lives – full of stories, love and passion, truly incredible people and who have thirst for life.

Give a Child a Camera – 2019

It is the terrific passion, personality and the eagerness to learn that keeps me going back to Uganda.
The wonderful learning environment at Eden means children are developing into fine young adults and I’m proud to think that some of those children I first met in 2014 are developing in such terrific ways, thanks in part to external funding and the passion from director Ronald.

I’m delighted that in a few months I’ll be returning to rural Uganda, working with a small group of children at the fabulous Eden school and a couple of children from last years project on the Rwandan border who are keen to learn and develop their photography.

Whilst i’m in East Africa I will also be meeting and planning with officials in Rwanda, ready to run the project with new groups in 2020.

#giveachildacamera #africa #eastafrica #uganda #school #children

Building Site, Model & Some Excellent Work-wear!

A Fabulous shoot a few weeks back on a Mid Suffolk building site for a strong and reputable tough clothing brand using an actual carpenter as the model – a long but thoroughly enjoyable shoot.

The weather gods played ball and provided pretty good conditions – of course it can always be better (i mean, what photographer doesn’t criticise the light!) but on the whole I had enough to work with, added by two or three studio strobes and the odd reflector.

A potential career change for the model Anthony, should the carpentry work ever dry up!

#Suffolk #Model #Clothing #building #Tough #Photography

Wonderful Pre Wed Shoot in Norfolk

Beginning of May I met the lovely Ellie & Rob at their stables in Norfolk for a pre wedding shoot.
It was a rather hot day with that horrid mist that didn’t seem to burn off – but thankfully around the stables/paddocks we had a plethora of locations to chose and play with and managed to introduce some strobes to fill light.
 
Many of you will know I am now gradually moving away from weddings due to more commercial operations and it’s a pleasure to end, what has been a wonderful few years with Rob & Ellie’s wedding in a couple or so months.
 
#Norfolk #Wedding #Prewedding

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.

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

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

Broads National Park Workshop

I feel privileged to be able to run this photographic workshop with the BIG-C in April 2019 in the stunning Broads National Park – book your place today!

“Unsure of how to use your camera? Looking to get the best from your equipment? Or do you simply want to create beautiful photographs of the Broads National Park? Spend a day learning the techniques from a professional all in aid of Norfolk’s cancer charity”

https://fundraise.big-c.co.uk/…/big-c-photographic-workshop/

Spring Sunset on Filby Broad

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.