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

AGEUK Camden @ Samsung KX| Photographic Exhibition

Truly delighted to be showcasing over 20 emotive images shot during the Covid19 pandemic with AGEUK Camden. I spent a few days with the team truly in the heart of the pandemic and those affected within Camden. The images are … Continue reading

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Carol Baker – Owner of Lockgate Mill – Norfolk

Carol Baker – Owner of Lockgate Mill – Norfolk. Fine Artist and designer. “I own the Mill as my Father left it in his Will for me. He bought it around the early 80’s and would often come here, mooring … Continue reading

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Stoker | Lydia Eva | Great Yarmouth

A portrait of John – who volunteers as a stoker on the Lydia Eva – in Great Yarmouth. Spoken in his own words in 2019.   “My job on the Lydia Eva is Stoker, shovelling coal all day, it’s the … Continue reading

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Sunrise on the Broads

A blast from the past…. These days, with my commercial and documentary work I’m shooting a lot less landscape material. However, one of my lovely clients has just purchased this fine art print for their walls. I remember turning up … Continue reading

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Socially Distanced Corporate Photography in Cambridge

Working for yourself has some advantages, especially when something like Lockdown hits – but the one thing I’ve really missed is working with my clients – that simple human interaction. Therefore It’s terrific to be back shooting across East Anglia … Continue reading

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Hilary Franzen | On The Broads

It was a pleasure to visit Hilary during the lovely summer of 2019 – sitting by the Broads, talking about her colourful life on the Broads. Hilary Franzen Works and plays in the Broads Hilary, who is Great Yarmouth born … Continue reading

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Sarah | Studying, Rural Uganda

Late last year I had the pleasure of visiting again the country close to my heart – Uganda. Obviously I was there to run Give a Child a Camera (www.giveachildacamera.co.uk), but while staying in the property of my dear friend … Continue reading

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Joao Ventura Pâtissier – Great Yarmouth – spoken in his own words.

From the 2019 Portraiture Series. Joao Ventura Pâtissier – Great Yarmouth – spoken in his own words.   “I am from Lisbon originally; it is such a beautiful city. I have always worked in bakeries, that is 35 years as … Continue reading

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Cancer Research UK Shoot

Another Pre-Covid19 shoot – this time in the clinical labs of Cancer Research, documenting some of the fabulous work they do, along with some modern, bright portraiture and group shots

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A Portrait of Lily.

A Portrait of Lily. Spoken in her own words in 2019. Lily Boulton – At the Car boot Pitch “I was an evacuee, put on a farm for 3 years near East Markham, it was a big house in the … Continue reading

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