Author Archives: Julian Claxton

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

Tom | Fast Food Cycle Courier

Another portrait from the Pandemic portraits. Spoken in his own words, Tom | Fast Food Cycle Courier “I Got laid off work during the pandemic, but soon found myself working as a JUSTEAT cycle courier. Throughout the pandemic it’s been … Continue reading

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Vibrant Corporate Imagery

It’s been a few months since the majority of my work has thankfully returned to normal and it was a pleasure a couple of months ago to attend the new ABG offices in central Norwich and meet the staff face … Continue reading

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Jan | Care Support Worker | Norfolk

From the early 2021 Covid Portrait series. Shot socially distanced, using a single strobe & black backdrop. Jan,Care Support Worker. “I work in an 80 bed dementia home in Norfolk. We do what we can for our residents to make … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships in Norfolk

Last month I worked on a series of images for a promotion on apprenticeships in Norfolk. Popping along to Osiris IT in Norwich, I shot a great series with the owner and some of the team, who have been successful … Continue reading

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Publication shoot at Carlton Marshes

Back in June, I was fortunate enough to be commissioned shoot a series of images of the Carlton Marshes nature walks for a new national publication. The brief was fairly tight requiring a series of images, shot in portrait format … Continue reading

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Publication shoot at Carlton Marshes

Back in June, I was fortunate enough to be commissioned shoot a series of images of the Carlton Marshes nature walks for a new national publication. The brief was fairly tight requiring a series of images, shot in portrait format … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Lisa during Lockdown

Lisa – Photographed in early 2021 as part of my lockdown portraits – a series of portraiture of people working throughout the Covid19 pandemic in East Suffolk. Shot using one small strobe in often cramped spaces (think living rooms, corridors, … Continue reading

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Dongola | Sudan

Day 40 of the Cycle to Rwanda. – Sudan After a long day in the saddle the previous day (147 miles in 47 degree heat!) eating meat, pitta bread, jam and drinking water from the Nile (there was nowhere else … Continue reading

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Norwich 100 Cycle Sportive – In The Sun!

With the country opening up again, it’s so lovely to see sporting events back in the diary and taking place around the region. Last month I shot imagery of the Norwich 100 cycle sportive for the local cancer charity BigC. … Continue reading

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Tranquil Broads Capture

Such a simple composition, but the gorgeous ‘golden hour’ light and the striking reflection create such a delightful image. Shot on the #BroadsNationalPark May 2021 with a Mavic Pro gently hovering above the water #broads #Suffolk #Norfolks

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