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

Give a Child a Camera | Norwich Exhibition

Really excited to announce the next Give a Child a Camera exhibition is being shown at the wonderful Playhouse in Norwich this autumn. Visit the Playhouse between the 30th October to 1st December and witness first hand a selection of … Continue reading

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Event Photography at Somerleyton Hall

Friday night Somerleyton Hall played host to Shell, who held their 50 year Bacton celebration in the wonderful grounds of the Suffolk Estate. The lighting throughout the gardens was particularly impressive. A pleasure to photograph in such opulent surroundings. #Somerleytonhall #Suffolk #Celebration #Eventphotography

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Early evening at Tower Hill

This may not be the most original photograph I’ve ever taken… but I couldn’t resist shooting an early evening image last week, when presented with a view like this. I was on a corporate shoot in London and the roof … Continue reading

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Norwich Market | Shoot Two

Here is the second installment from my shoot on Norwich Market earlier this year for one of my clients. The first set of images received such a good reception, that I’ve decided to showcase another set of images from the … Continue reading

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All smiles at the Tour De Broads Summer Sportive

Photographs from the 2018 Tour de Broads are available to view & purchase online in multiple galleries – featuring some start images, en route at Woodbastwick (16 miles in on 50/75/100 routes) and the all important finish line… Pop along to the … Continue reading

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The People | The Food | Norwich Market

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be asked by a client to shoot a range of imagery of Norwich market. I often use the market when I’m in the city, but it wasn’t until i spent hours upon … Continue reading

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On the Broads… Just Relax

It’s been another hot & humid day on the Broads today, shooting PR material for next year – what a fabulous way to spend the summer! After an enjoyable shoot in Hoveton this morning, a quick stop in Wroxham for lunch and a chance … Continue reading

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Give a Child a Camera | Website Update

Give a Child a Camera | Ugandan children documenting their lives through photography Project website has been updated… please share/like if at all possible. The project only functions with the kind support from people like you! V4 – East Africa … Continue reading

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Beautiful Wedding at the Boathouse | Norfolk

Couples getting married at the moment are truly blessed with wonderful weather! At the end of June Becky & Sam had their wonderful wedding at The Boat House on a baking hot day with wonderful deep blue sky! A truly lovely day … Continue reading

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Celebrate Norfolk Day…..

To celebrate Norfolk Day, I thought it was rather suitable for me to share a photograph that I took nearly 14 years ago of Eric Edwards who could quite happily be described as ‘Mr Norfolk’.   This photograph was taken … Continue reading

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