One of the many enjoyable shoots I have in the summer is spending some time on the Norfolk Broads, shooting tourist related imagery throughout the National Park, for use in the Broads Authority’s promotions throughout the forthcoming season.
This body of images was shot on a gorgeous August afternoon in 2021, in Ranworth, Loddon & Reedham. Plenty of summer smiles, and children wearing lifejackets (always nice to see). It’s always a pleasure meeting such a fabulous variety of people and especially people who are holidaying on the Norfolk Broads for the first time and have discovered the gentle waterways and fabulous scenery.
It is a privilege to be able to tell the stories of people through imagery, when they open their doors and I’m welcomed inside a stranger’s home. People are prepared to open themselves up, pose for the camera and allow me the chance to capture that moment in time.
Whether I’m working on a personal storytelling project, or for a client like the fabulous AgeUK Camden in this case, it is an area of photography that continues to drive my passion.
This series of imagery was shot in 2021, for one of my regular clients #AgeUKCamden who play a fundamental part to the physical and mental wellbeing of older people in Camden.
Working closely with the senior leadership team, a cohesive and compelling body of work was produced to enhance their visual presence in the borough.
Working with people is without doubt one of the joys of being a professional photographer. I get to meet interesting people in some fab locations and it’s not always the ‘far away’ locations that bring something new.
Although I do a lot of work in the Cambridgeshire area, I had never visited St Ives before and thoroughly enjoyed this portraiture/company shoot for an interesting local company, who wanted a series of portraiture and views of the town for their upcoming PR.
Finding a few gems in the town for some lovely warm people images and creative views of the ‘old town’
A shoot I undertook as we were in and out of lockdowns towards the 3rd quarter of 2021. Impressive and award-winning local company Tiger Eye Consulting in Norwich required a host of imagery from headshots to editorial PR.
Working in a city office(s) can often be a creative challenge, thankfully the offices were blessed with plenty of light (of course still requiring two studio strobes) and fabulous staff, who soon relaxed into ‘model mode’ and were terrific to work with throughout. It’s lovely to support local business on their journey and I’m sure, like many of my clients this is one that will continue to grow and invest in their workforce.
Sometimes, it pays to look down!On a shoot in the Scottish Highlands last September, I took an hour away from the job and headed into the enchanting woods close to Fyrish monument. While these are thousands of photographs, drone pics and film of fyrish monument itself, I looked beyond the obvious, enjoying the peace, serenity and nature of this fabulous part of Scotland.
The inspirational colour palette that played out beneath my feet was a wonderful spectacle and it deserved to be represented through my lens.
A charity that I am always happy to support with film or photography is the inspirational Centre 81 in Great Yarmouth. They are shortly on the move to a new state of the art premises, moving from Tar Works Rd to the Gapton Hall Estate in a purpose designed centre and they could really do with YOUR help. If you’re able to help support this valuable community charity then please make contact with them and get involved.
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of enjoying a winter camping trip, truly ‘getting away from it all’… that’s right, a winter camping trip under the stars (well, actually it was cloudy and wet!) and without any mobile phones/laptops and nonsense.
A friend and I found a lovely little spot on a Norfolk beach and settled in for an evening around the campfire, eating, drinking and talking. It was a lovely back to basics trip and much needed after the excesses of the festive period.
We enjoyed a similar trip in late autumn and it seems this may be a regular exercise to recharge the batteries!
I generally don’t take any camera equipment on trips like this, but on this trip I popped my small Fuji X30 in the bag and so glad I did.
Upon waking up, it was evident the morning light was truly special and I’m really glad I took the little camera to shoot a couple of frames.
This shot is straight out of the camera.. No nonsense, no filters or anything like that. Kind of resembling our little camping trip – back to basics
Shooting for one of my regular clients during the summer, I had the opportunity to visit Heat Norfolk, in their Norwich Office. A series of strong editorial imagery was required for upcoming publications. It’s always fascinating, no matter where I am in the country to visit industry, talk to people who are passionate about their business and capture really strong imagery.
The commitment, passion and willingness to serve the local community is a fundamental part of healthcare in the community and it’s a pleasure to be able to work with local community healthcare providers ECCH in capturing the teams both in house and out in the community and witness first hand the great work they do. #Eastcoast #Norfolk #Suffolk #GreatYarmouth #Community #Healthcare #Medical #Health #Pandemic #wearmaskstaysafe