variety is the key…

Variety is apparently the spice of life or something like that anyway…

The last week has seen the rise of a new client, the demise of an old client and some interesting email leads, which I must sit down and chase up!

I should be moving into new studio/workshop premises within the next 6-8 weeks which will be of a great help! I’ve been office sharing and using a home office for a while, so to finally have a studio will be a great help! I will be moving my workshop and mounting area to the studio, so everything is in one place.

I’ve been out shooting some personal images of late. I’ve spent that long in front of the pc, that I felt I needed to fall in love with the camera again and I am in love again! ha ha..

I’ll be posting some new landscape material shortly. Looking to have an exhibition locally, so if you know of anywhere in East Anglia let me know..  I have previously held exhibitions at the Forum in Norwich and other venues in Ipswich, Norwich and Norfolk.. But I’m looking for somewhere new..

And….while we’re talking about landscapes.. I had a rather unexpected cheque drop on my doorstep on Monday with a copy of the ‘This England Country Calendar 2012’  seems one of my Broads images has found its way to their selection.

I never get tired of seeing my images in print.. it’s a great buzz!

About Julian Claxton

My passion for photography is supported by experiences gained on exciting travel adventures and through working for fantastic photographers. In 2006, I made the exciting step of realising my dream of becoming a freelance photographer. Since this pivotal moment, I have held numerous exhibitions, been featured nationally & internationally in print and won numerous awards, including being a finalist in the National Geographic Photographic competition in 2013 with one of my documentary images from the Sudan. From an early age I began to enjoy taking pictures of my daily life, basking in the thrill of sending the film to the printers and eagerly awaiting the pocket sized prints. My first foray into the world developing and printing strangely began at school when I was asked to produce a descriptive photo for the school newspaper. A front page shot later and I was destined to start the long arduous journey of becoming a photographer. In between exciting travel adventures and working for fantastic photographers, I graduated from college and at a crossroads in my journey to becoming a pro photographer, I embarked on a career working as a medical photographer. Learning new skills and dabbling in video production as well as progressing design skills, I yearned for the challenge and freedom of becoming a freelance. I have been fortunate enough to work on some amazing assignments which have included shooting a documentary assignment with an air ambulance, gaining full access to a British Pro cycling team during an international UCI tour, cycling to Rwanda and creating a photographic documentary of my journey. The experiences continue to grow, meeting wonderful people to photograph and telling the story of their journey. The list of events and striking moments that have played out through my viewfinder continue to grow and provide me with ever increasing snapshots of life to capture. One of the highlights of my career thus far has been staying in rural Uganda, teaching photography to the kids from the region, in a project I set up in late 2014, entitled ‘Give a child a camera’. The basis of the project is to supply 35mm cameras and film to the rural schools in this region of East Africa, teaching the children how to shoot photographs. After a week of taking photos of their life, an exhibition is held at the school and the children leave with their very own album, camera and film. One of the images I shot at Eden school in rural Uganda, during morning chapel won the 2015 Travel Media Tourism and Photography award. A great honour and one that I wouldn’t have picked up had it not been for the wonderful children of East Africa. For further information please visit www.julianclaxtonphotography.com
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