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

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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Corporate clients invest in photography

I’m fortunate enough to work with a handful of terrific corporate clients who invest in photography – they have ditched cheap universal stock photography and all the associated problems these images bring (the same images on similar businesses etc) and … Continue reading

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Fabulous Business Shoot in Peterborough

Fabulous shoot a couple of weeks ago in Peterborough… lovely people, great building, inspiring tech and shockingly good food… A long day with the camera gear, saw a variety of shoots throughout the building. People, food and events were the … Continue reading

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Cameras, lights, horses and horse-feed!

Occasionally I get shoots booked in that require a slightly different skillset. This particular summer shoot was for a well-known and extremely well-respected horse feed & nutrition company. Coming from a horse background, it certainly helped with dealing and photographing … Continue reading

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Thousands cycle around Norfolk at Tour de Norfolk Sportive

Thousands of cyclists took to the Norfolk roads on Sunday at the 2nd Tour de Norfolk cycling sportive. Torrential rain on Saturday thankfully didn’t dampen the spirits of the masses on Sunday, as it started off a little damp, but thankfully the … Continue reading

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Enjoyable Shoot on the Norfolk Broads

This shoot on the Norfolk Broads was only a few weeks ago, but already seems like a lifetime ago – oh how I miss the bright days, warm weather and light evenings… winter is creeping ever closer! Towards the end … Continue reading

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Spotlight @ Norwich Theatre Royal

I find it hard to believe we’re already at the point of the Autumn (ish) Spotlight event at the Norwich Theatre Royal… a slightly smaller attendance this time around, but the benefits of which meant that people seemed to find time … Continue reading

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Beautiful Wedding at Waxham Barns

A month ago I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Ant & Martine at their wonderful wedding on the Norfolk Coast at Waxham Barns.   Summer was truly in full swing and we were greeted by lovely weather, beautiful … Continue reading

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Working with Young people in Saxmundham.. | Photography workshop

The past few days have been an absolute pleasure working with @access_ourwork on a photography project at Saxmundham Youth Booth. We had a ‘full house’ of inspiring young people who wanted to improve their photography skills and boy did they … Continue reading

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Spot of Photography at a Norwich Acupuncture Clinic

An enjoyable and interesting recent shoot saw me popping along to the charming Three Treasures Acupuncture clinic in Norwich to work with Nicola. I’ve witnessed first hand the benefits of acupuncture from numerous visits to China, but to really get … Continue reading

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