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

Final Covid19 Response Images

The final small set of images from my time with Age UK Camden documenting their Covid19 response. A real pleasure to work with such a passionate, motivated & really great bunch of people, who have given a lot to their community. #commuinty #covid19 #response #camden #london #ageukcamden #charity

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Community Response in London

Around two months ago, I spent a couple of days with the inspirational & hardworking staff of Age UK Camden – documenting their proactive, community response to the #Covid19 crisis. I’ve previously posted a couple of portraits, here is a collection of some of … Continue reading

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Our Labrador

I’m not normally one to share pictures of ‘family’ but I simply couldn’t resist posting this beautiful photo of the boy – shot last weekend, in the late evening light. #Labrador #pet #dogpicture

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Simon – The charismatic owner of Risi Bici

Simon – The charismatic owner of Risi Bici Part of my on going portrait project “I grew up in Stamford in Lincolnshire with my grandparents Margarita & Petro. They were from the south of Italy, borrowing money to come to … Continue reading

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Inspirational Story for #Suffolkday

As #Suffolkday is around the corner, I wanted to share an inspirational portrait and an incredible story from someone I met in 2019 and photographed as part of the Water, Mills and Marshes: the Broads Landscape Partnership funded portraiture project. Ivan Humble Ex English … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Paul

Another one of the important front line key workers of Age UK Camden – Shot at the beginning of May while the Covid19 pandemic was in ‘full swing’ Spending hours each day on the phone, organising meal deliveries, food parcels and support … Continue reading

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Salima & Musimlwia at their Norwich home

Last year I met Salima & Musimlwia at their Norwich home, enjoying a wonderful chat, with some great coffee and a moving story. I was fortunate enough to hear their story and photograph them, as part of the #portrait project with Water, Mills … Continue reading

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Terrific Inspiring work Age UK Camden. An organisation truly “Walking alongside you”

Pictured is one of the many amazing staff that turn up, day in, day out during the Covid19 Pandemic at one of the centres, which is run for the residents of Camden by Age UK Camden. These staff & volunteers … Continue reading

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AgeUK Camden – Always Walking Alongside

Beginning of May, I was fortunate enough to spend a little time with the amazing staff and volunteers at Age UK Camden, documenting their quite astonishing response to the Covid19 pandemic, and the help they have provided to the residents … Continue reading

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Portrait | Nicholls Fish Stall Great Yarmouth

From the series Portrait.   Darren & Christine. Nicholls Fish Stall Great Yarmouth – spoken in their own words.   “Crabs are a big seller these days. When we first started, we had stacks of jellied eels with bread, in … Continue reading

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