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


Dylan posed for a portrait last year as part of my portrait series in Norfolk & North Suffolk. A scene which is quintessentially British. Donkeys first arrived on the beaches around the UK for leisure rides during Victorian times, becoming … Continue reading

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Ronnie the Rigger

Meet Ronnie the Rigger. From the series Portrait. 2019 “My specialism is yacht rigging. No one these days wants to know, none of the kids are interested in this. Which is a shame, it’s a real trade and has provided … Continue reading

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Music That Rocks The Broads!

Talented students from Lowestoft Sixth Form College and The Sir John Leman High School spoilt us with some fantastic performances at the Water, Mills and Marshes: the Broads Landscape Partnership Broads Album launch last week 🎶 #Broads #Norfolk #Suffolk #Lowestoftsixth #Sirjohnleman #Performance #music #talent #lowestoft

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Portrait of Eshetu

There have been so many portraits that I have really enjoyed shooting, but this one of dear Eshetu was probably one of my favourites. First meeting him in 2012, after I had just come back from the Cycle to Rwanda … Continue reading

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Big C. Norwich 100

Recently I met up with some of the BigC team at their new site in Norwich, to shoot images promoting the upcoming Norwich 100 ride. The building, which is underdevelopment, is to become the Cancer Support & Information Centre in … Continue reading

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Quick edit from Iceland

Iceland certainly proved to be a photogenic country. The landscape seemed to change every few moments, with terrific light making the country a photographers playground! Shooting with my little Fuji X30 – I grabbed some truly memorable frames, as the … Continue reading

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Emma Ratzer – Portrait

From the series Portrait. Emma Ratzer MBE CEO Access Community Trust “I have worked for Access Community Trust since 2007, first joining as operations manager, then director of services and now CEO since 2013. I proudly received an MBE in … Continue reading

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Portrait. The Chairman

Portrait. The Social photographic project, kindly supported by the Water, Mills & Marshes project is about capturing emotive photographs of people living in Norfolk & North Suffolk is continuing throughout the next two/three years. Over the coming weeks and months … Continue reading

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Starlings | Lighthouses | Cliffs

The past week I’ve been shooting imagery in the charming county of Caithness in the far north of Scotland. As with much of my work at the moment, I am unable to show imagery of the actual shoot. However, I … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Talk in Woodbridge

Last week I gave another talk about the wonderful project #Giveachildacamera and the latest developments from V4 in 2019, to a wonderful group of people in Woodbridge. Already, the months have flown by since the last visit, but the images remain … Continue reading

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