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

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a Choir!

The Christmas theme continues this week with two excellent choirs at The Forum, Norwich on Sunday who were raising money for the Big C cancer charity.   Although the weather was rather damp and cold, Broadbeat choir and then Broadland … Continue reading

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Chineke! @ Kings College | Cambridge

Had the pleasure of photographing the incredible rehearsals of Chineke! at Kings College Chapel in Cambridge a coupe of weeks ago… Having heard about Chineke! I was eager to hear them in person and wow… the performance was simply sublime. … Continue reading

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Give a Child a Camera | V3 2018 | Uganda

Give a Child a Camera | V3 2018 | Uganda I’m really pleased to announce that #Giveachildacamera returns for 2018, where I will be rolling the project out to a group of young vulnerable children on the border with Rwanda. Give a … Continue reading

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Cycle Shoot in Top Local Bike Chain

Always a pleasure to pop along to a shoot in a cycle related location! A couple of weeks ago I visited Pedal Revolution in their Norwich store to update some of their imagery to keep in touch with their new … Continue reading

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The Barber of Seville | Theatre Royal, Norwich

The Barber of Seville was the incredible opera performed to an enthused audience at the Norwich Theatre Royall on Sunday as three Norwich schools (Mile Cross Primary School, Valley Academy & St Augustine’s ) took to the stage & performed their … Continue reading

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Norfolk Schools Project | Norwich

I feel privileged to be able to continue my long association with the team behind the Norfolk Schools Project at the Norwich Theatre Royal The Autumn project is well underway and last week I took a trip to Valley Primary … Continue reading

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Stunning Office Space to Shoot in Cambridge

A rather cool office space welcomed me a few weeks back in Cambridge.. This property company had a rather inspirational ‘photo wall’ of their property projects, some nice furnishings and superb coffee! As well as a collection of people focused … Continue reading

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An enjoyable introduction to Golf at Bawburgh Golf Club….

An enjoyable introduction to Golf. To be honest, I’m not really a big golf fan, I’ve never seen the appeal of spending several hours walking around the course – however, two weeks ago armed with my camera gear, umbrella (not … Continue reading

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Atmospheric shoot of the NDR | Norfolk

The brief was to capture some atmospheric and descriptive images of the NDR and in particular where it meets the A1067 in Norwich.. I arrived on site particularly early, greeted by a Autumnal mist and some stunning morning light. Add … Continue reading

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Lovely Shoot in Dementia Care Home

Recently I have had the pleasure of shooting for a new marketing agency who have been working closely with a dementia care home. I was commissioned to spend a day shooting at the home for a new campaign. Given a … Continue reading

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