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

Portrait of a Norfolk Farmer.

From the Portrait Series… Meet Ivan – a Norfolk Farmer, near Great Yarmouth Spoken in his own words in 2019. “This is Belton Black Mill. I’ve had it since around 1994 when I purchased it. It was renovated by Norfolk … Continue reading

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Hugh Crossley of the Somerleyton Estate

Adding to the portraiture theme, here is another portrait from 2019 and my ongoing project (if you know of anyone within Waveney that would make provide an interesting social history of the area, please get in touch!) Hugh Crossley of … Continue reading

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Portrait of Howard | Ranger

Portrait of Howard ConstantineRanger for the Broads Authority.Spoken in his own words in 2019.“My Family are from Bury in Manchester, and we came down here as a Family for my Fathers job in 1982, so here is where I finished … Continue reading

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A portrait of Mark Smart Site Manager RSPB

A portrait of Mark Smart Site Manager RSPB, Halvergate Marshes Photographed in 2019 on Halvergate Marshes and spoken in his own words. “Effectively the RSPB reserve is around 600 hectares, it’s wet grassland and sits within a stunning landscape that … Continue reading

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Already two weeks has passed since the opening of “Always Walking Alongside”

Already two weeks has passed since the opening of “Always Walking Alongside” at the fabulous Coal Drops Yard in #kingscross with Age UK Camden who managed to find such a fabulous venue to display my photographic work, from my time … Continue reading

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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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