One of the many joys of being a professional photographer is photographing people, whether I’m telling their stories, shooting for a corporate client or at an event, the connection through strong visual imagery is so important and it’s a pleasure to work in an industry where I cross paths with such diversity.
A fairly recent shoot saw me travel around Norfolk, photographing businesses and individuals to promote the investment that is happening in the region.
From orthodontics, to luxury accommodation, to care homes/facilities for older people. It’s been a great little journey, learning about aspects of the region I had not noticed before. Getting lost on country lanes, sitting having a cuppa with older people in their new care facility and understanding how investment is having a positive impact on the region and importantly the people in the communities.
Portrait of Mike – Volunteer Engineer at Hardley Mill, on the Southern Broads – photographed 2022.
Back in 2018. I started a personal portraiture project, documenting people living in Norfolk & North Suffolk, telling the story of them as individuals living on the East Coast.
I met so many inspiring and fascinating people. People who have lived in the area all their life or moved for work and those who settled here as migrants and who have impacted positively on the local area & economy.
I am still working on the project and always keen to hear from anyone who has a suggestion who may be happy to be involved, like Mike, who I shot recently while making a short film on the Mill.
The storytelling project aims to create a social history of the area and will eventually form a small photographic social history book.
The project was originally in part funded by Water, Mills & Marshes, the Broads Landscape Partnership scheme.
I enjoyed a visit (a few months ago) to the new Centre 81 building, which is currently under construction/renovation in Great Yarmouth. Shooting images for a client to promote the work and investment in crucial community services, like Centre 81.
Always welcomed with a cuppa and a smile, it’s a unique and valuable asset to the region and I’m looking forward to seeing their new centre this summer.
“Centre 81 is a unique skills and activities centre for people with disabilities and the home of community transport services, which is crucial to the people of Great Yarmouth”
Pleasure to visit the peaceful Greenacres woodland burial site in Norwich recently to photograph Carol Bundock & the planting of the a tree for the Jubilee.
“Greenacres Colney invite Carol Bundock, Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk to join them to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” at their award-winning Cemetery and Ceremonial Park in Colney, Norfolk.
GreenAcres Colney are taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC). This unique tree planting initiative marks Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
The Park Team are proud to be part of creating a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations. They provide a unique cemetery and ceremonial park serving the members of all faiths and communities creating a special place that is both tranquil and uplifting at a time of great sadness”
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.