Great Fun at a Lovely Beccles Nursery

Famous children’s illustrator Polly Dunbar has created a wonderful mural at a local Suffolk nursery, helping to significantly brighten up the space!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of popping along to Big Sky Nursery in the charming market town of Beccles to photograph some of the lovely children and to meet and photograph Polly, with the newly created mural.
Dodging rain showers, we had great fun setting up some of the shots, using the odd strobe to add that sparkle, the kids played ball (literally) and were great little models.

Norfolk Cycling Team @ UK National Cycling Champs

Yesterday I was out at the feed zone two in Holkham Estate, helping out some good friends at DAP cycling, who were racing in the UK National Champs.
Swapping the camera for several musettes!

Knowing the roads well, I did manage to get ahead of the race on a couple of occasions and shoot some images (packed the 70-200 in the car just in case)

Joining the local DAP riders were a host of household names, including Mark Cavendish MBE, Ian Stannard and eventual winner Ben Swift.
in 25-degree heat, over 180 of the UKs best cycling talent took to the winding country lanes and wind-stricken roads of Norfolk for a true test of grit and endurance over the 125 mile route.
Reigning champion, Connor Swift (Team Arkea-Samsic), was back to defend his title, but he faced competition from 2016 champion Adam Blythe (Lotto Soudal), 2013 winner and former world champion Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) plus 2012 national champion Ian Stannard.

From the start, some of the large UCI teams began driving the pace, gradually thinning out the field, with attacks happening on a regular basis.
The journey from the coast, back through Wroxham and towards home was a telling point, with attack after attack, eventually seeing Ben Swift roll through the tight city centre corners to win the British road race title in some style.
Two of the DAP riders finished in extremely good company, with Andrew Taylor coming in 54th and Harley Matthews a credible 83rd.

#DAPCC #Cycling #Norfolk #NCC #Britishcycling #nationalchamps

Congratulations to Norwich Market!

Congratulations to all at Norwich Market for winning Best Large Outdoor Market this week at The Great British Market Awards 2019
 
A spokesman for the National Association of British Market Authorities (NAMBA), which organises the awards, described the city market as ‘a phoenix rising from the ashes’.
 
Credit should also be given to Norwich City Council – who have really been instrumental in the turnaround over the last couple of years, investing time & money into the operation to create such a wonderful vibrant market.
 
in 2018 I was commissioned to capture a bank of imagery of the market & stall holders – what started as a straightforward commission turned into wonderful experience, meeting fabulous people, eating great food and capturing a great collection of visuals.
 
#norwich #market #norwichmarket #people #norfolk #uk #europe #traders #trading #buylocal #norwichbid

Fun Advertising Shoot in a Suffolk Warehouse

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of popping along to a warehouse in Suffolk to shoot images for an upcoming advertising campaign… a gritty and tough image was the brief.

Finding a dark corner of the warehouse, I setup a temporary studio, three strobes, a couple of reflectors and a trusty tripod.

What followed was an interesting shoot with a range of power tools and props, with images supplied to the advertising agency ready for their national campaign.

#advertising #suffolk #rugby #toughstuff #shoot #photography

Horses, Rider & the Norfolk Countryside

A wet & windy September day saw me head to the Norfolk countryside for a commission to shoot images for the market leading horse feed company of a nutritionist & her two horses..

Unfortunately weather wasn’t on our side, however, two very patient horses and owner, meant we could dodge the heavy rain and shoot outside in the gorgeous countryside.
Strobes in hand, plastic bag in the pocket and walking boots on, images were achieved before a truly biblical downpour..

#horses #norfolk #portrait #portraiture

The People | The Food | Norwich Market

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be asked by a client to shoot a range of imagery of Norwich market.
 
I often use the market when I’m in the city, but it wasn’t until i spent hours upon hours within the maze of stalls that I truly ‘got it’… the wonderful food, friendly nature of the stall holders, unique produce and great community.
 
I indulged my need for exciting & creative food, wonderful freshly roasted coffee and sublime cakes – oh what a treat this was!
 
The highlight – there were so many, too many to mention – a real gem of Norfolk.
 
A few images to follow in the coming weeks….
 
#Norwich #Norwichmarket #Market #Portraiture #Norfolk #Food