August edition @Suffolkmag a Rural Airfield in Suffolk

In the August edition of Suffolk Magazine, is the illustrated feature of my time spent at the quirky & lovely rural airfield in Beccles. A wonderful example of passion and hard-work in running a CAA approved airfield in this corner of Suffolk.

“The light warm breeze carries the unmistakable smell of the countryside while the wind sock at the far end of the airfield flutters and the unmistakable hum of an airplane engine carries on above my head.

Eyes darting through the cloud and across rich blue sky, I scan the area for a sign of the approaching plane, suddenly it sounds as though an engine is cut and within what seems like seconds the clouds above me are lit up magically. Brightly coloured canopy’s scatter themselves at varying stages of descent. A few years ago, that would have been me. Watching the skydivers land across the runway and fields I wonder if I still have it in me.

The Cessna Caravan having emptied the load breaks through the cloud, suddenly swinging down onto the runway, practically brushing the tops of the trees, it comes to almost an immediate stop. A handful of eager looking skydivers are ready and waiting for their flight to the drop zone. It sure is a busy day for the pilot”.

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The Colour 5k in Norfolk

Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a ‘colour run’…?
Well, last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing competitors at the Colour 5k in the wonderful ground of Hoveton Hall Estate – what a complete blast that was…

Photographer covered in paint, camera covered in paint and lens dusted with colourful cornflower – thank goodness for clingfilm and tape!

 

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Suffolk Photography Workshop

Really excited to announce I’ll be running a workshop with the folks at Access Community Trust this summer… The photography workshop is perfect for anyone with an interest in photography and is a great opportunity to produce some wonderful photographs and exhibit them locally…

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Lovely pre wedding shoot in Norwich

A couple of weeks ago I met up with the lovely Dominique & John, who are getting married soon.
They both work within the city and chose the area around Pulls Ferry for us to meet, to talk about their wedding and for me to shoot a few images of them to get them comfortable in front of the camera.
After a little while in the sun (and with my shirt wet through – my goodness it was so hot!) we headed for the shaded and cool stone of the Cathedral – a welcome break from the heat for us all.
A terrific morning with a lovely couple.

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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

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Fun Corporate Shoot

Enjoyed a fabulous shoot at an East Anglian based company a few weeks back. The splashes of colour throughout their offices provided the ideal backdrop for photography and meant that I could shoot wide open and use a couple of small strobes to create a wonderful ambience.

The staff were excellent and really accommodating, which assists immensely and is definitely reflected in the relaxed nature of the photography.

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NW Brown @ St Johns College

The splendid grounds of St Johns College in Cambridge played host to the NW Brown summer garden party last week.
Although the event was moved from the lawn to the marquee (good ole British weather!) naturally it still provided a terrific venue and an enjoyable evening for the customers & friends of NW Brown.
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Familes & Sustainable Travel in Norfolk

The past few weeks have seen me busy shooting some sustainable travel material throughout East Anglia.
An interesting variety of work, from cycling, to public transport through to lovely families who have given up their time to model.

One of the interesting static shoots was at Norwich Bus Station, trying to achieve something emotive in a relatively limited time frame.

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The 2017 Steeplechase Derby

The 2017 Steeplechase Derby was held in Norfolk on Saturday amidst sublime summer weather… once the warm up was through, the race started and competitors took to the jumps, running through water, over logs, through mud and up hills…

Well done to everyone who took part… I like to think I joined in the fun, standing in a dyke in my walking boots and then running alongside the course with my camera backpack to get ahead of the competitors… who ever said being a photographer was easy! – good fun though!

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The Big C Bungee in Norwich

Ever fancied doing a bungee jump?… well, hopefully these images will give you a small glimpse into the fun that over 40 people had on Sunday at the Big C charity jump outside the Forum in Norwich.

Arguably having the best job of the day, I was up and down in the 200ft crane, photographing jumpers, their emotions and the great fun they all had. Sadly I missed the chance to jump myself, but nerveless had a great experience.

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