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

Kerry Godliman At The GP Awards 2019

The lovely Kerry Godliman hosted the 2019 General Practice awards last week at Park Plaza in London. Entertaining more than 650 healthcare professionals at the glittering awards ceremony, Kerry presented more than 20 awards to a mixture of Doctors, Nurses … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Back to Medical Imagery

I was back to my roots a few months ago (having previously worked as a medical photographer) at a lovely health centre in the midlands, shooting images for the medical press. A great couple of days shooting, working with some … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dame Esther Rantzen | AUC Patron

Recently I was in Central London photographing the Age UK Camden AGM, which was attended by Dame Esther Rantzen, who is AUC Patron. An enjoyable, and lively AGM.

| Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sonrisa Workshop in Cambridge

Part of a Fabulous shoot in Cambridgeshire, as part of a regional music platform. Visiting a few colleges and academies, I had pleasure watching professional musicians come into the classroom, working with young people to create inspirational pieces of music … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lovely Corporate Shoot in Norwich

Using lots of natural light, a couple of small strobes and some wonderful colourful wall space, it was a joy capturing images of the Alan Boswell Group and their happy staff.   A great bunch of people to work with … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Give a Child a Camera Website Update

The Give a Child a Camera website has been updated.. it includes all the information up to this project – which will be added to within the next couple of weeks… In the meantime, please do visit, share, like and … Continue reading

| Leave a comment

Working with @AgeUKCamden

What an absolute pleasure to be working in Camden today with @AgeUKCamden and seeing my work used so heavily on their awesome literature. Not only have I had great fun meeting and photographing some of the older residents in the … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Give a Child a Camera | Update October 2019

Give a Child a Camera has been underway and going well in rural Uganda. Presenting children from the MARPs organisation with a small fund from photo sales from last years exhibition was truly a great moment. Children & their families … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Give a Child a Camera | Develops

Give a Child a Camera is officially go! Thanks for being patient, as personal circumstances led to the delay of this much awaited part 4 of the project. This trip is a lot shorter than my regular projects, this is … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer on the wonderful Norfolk Broads

Late summer (seems a while ago now!) saw me out with my camera equipment on one of my favorite stomping grounds on Visit the Broads National Park shooting a lovely variety of images of boats, pubs, sunset & reeds. Standing on the … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment