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

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

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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

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Wonderful Waxham Wedding

Three weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wonderful wedding of Rob & Ellie at the charming Waxham Great Barn Weddings venue on the Norfolk Coast. A wonderfully relaxed day and evening followed with a truly lovely intimate wedding … Continue reading

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Jobs Fair Shoot

The Jobs Fair at The Forum, Norwich was a hive of activity recently, with hundreds attending the free event, on the lookout for training, apprenticeships and job opportunities. it’s always a pleasure to shoot images & video at their events – with … Continue reading

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Healthcare shoot at ECCH

It’s many years since I left my career as a medical photographer, occasionally some of those skills come back and prove useful when shooting images in the healthcare industry.   I recently had the pleasure of being asked to work … Continue reading

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20 odd years ago.. eek!

Is it really around 20 years since I picked up my A Level results….? goodness me, time really does fly – still, it’s been one hell of a journey. Around three weeks ago I went along to East Norfolk Sixth … Continue reading

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Last Day of Portrait. at Skippings Gallery | Great Yarmouth

Today is the final day of Portrait. being shown at the lovely Skippings Gallery – open until 4pm this afternoon.   Although I’ve only been at the gallery on a couple of days, I have heard it’s been really well … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes in Norwich

It’s always a pleasure to ‘get behind the scenes’ with access to the amazing work that is undertaken in the fine city of Norwich by the folks in the cancer labs for Norfolk Charity BigC.   I spent a couple … Continue reading

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Centre 81 Classic Car & Bike Show

The Centre 81 Classic Car & Bike show was blessed with sunshine and a packed Great Yarmouth seafront for its annual event. Thousands welcomed the convoy along Marine Parade, as all manor of vintage cars and bikes made their way … Continue reading

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Fabulous London Shoot

Often older people are portrayed in various publications & care homes/agencies etc as frail and happy to sit and watch the world pass them by….photographed in bland rooms with beige paint and those lovely (!?) vinyl chairs… thankfully things are … Continue reading

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