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

Cycling fun in Yarmouth

Fabulous shoot a few weeks ago in sunny Great Yarmouth with a wonderful family. I was on the lookout for some suitable models and up steps one of the most willing and helpful families around! Kindly giving up a couple … Continue reading

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Building Site, Model & Some Excellent Work-wear!

A Fabulous shoot a few weeks back on a Mid Suffolk building site for a strong and reputable tough clothing brand using an actual carpenter as the model – a long but thoroughly enjoyable shoot. The weather gods played ball … Continue reading

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Bright & Colourful Pre Wedding Shoot | Norfolk

Beginning of May I met the lovely Ellie & Rob at their stables in Norfolk for a pre wedding shoot. It was a rather hot day with that horrid mist that didn’t seem to burn off – but thankfully around … Continue reading

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Last Week the Norfolk & Norwich Festival kicked off with a stunning performance by Chris Bullzini

The 2019 Norfolk & Norwich festival was underway last night with a truly breathtaking high-wire performance by Chris Bullzini tightrope walking his way across the historic city. Thousands of people crammed into the city centre to watch the amazing act. … Continue reading

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Invest in High Quality Local Content | Photography

It is a pleasure to see great local businesses continuing to invest in high end marketing & photography, in the push to create a strong reliable and trustworthy brand. It appears the days of cheap uniform stock photography are becoming … Continue reading

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Shoot at the BigC Centre | NNUH

The Big C Centre at the Norfolk & Norwich hospital, a truly warm homely space for those that need it. It was a complete pleasure to be able to shoot in this wonderful space for such an inspiring Norfolk charity. … Continue reading

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Event Photography Awards Shortlist

Delighted to announce I’ve been shortlisted for the 2019 Event Photography Awards. The image in question was a capture during a hectic morning shoot in one of the kitchens at a Cambridge College. Commercial kitchens are never the easiest places … Continue reading

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BigC Workshop on the Broads

Saturday played host to the BigC Broads Photographic workshop, which I hosted in aid of the fabulous Norfolk charity on the Edge of the River Bure & Thurne. Given we’ve enjoyed some fabulous recent weather, I think, quite rightly myself … Continue reading

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Miracle | Uganda

This is 12 year old Miracle. She lives with her grandmother in Southwest Uganda. Sadly her parents both died of HIV and since then her grandmother has looked after her and sells at the local market earning “just enough” to … Continue reading

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Smiles @ The Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards

Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards at the fabulous St Andrew’s Hall was held last week – well done to all the fabulous Eco Winners! “What does a taxi company in Norwich, a school in Ellingham and an allotment enthusiast in Reepham have … Continue reading

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