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

Prince William returns to Norfolk for charity polo match

Prince William returns to Norfolk for charity polo match Friday in the heart of Norfolk I had the pleasure of being the only photographer at the Norfolk Polo Royal Charity match at Langley Abbey Estate, which saw HRH The Duke … Continue reading

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Academic Photo Shoot | Chelmsford

Enjoyed a wonderful shoot in Chelmsford recently, with the detailed brief asking me to shoot a range of portraiture of academics in their area of research for future editorial and pr use. Not only were the subject matter great to … Continue reading

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A Sunday in Southwold…..

A Sunday in Southwold….. The Tour Ride came to the sunny and unbelievably hot town of Southwold on Sunday for the official sportive accompanying the Women’s Tour & Tour of Britain. Hundreds of cyclists took to the country lanes of Suffolk to … Continue reading

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Stunning Thursday at the #RNS18

A fab Thursday at The Royal Norfolk Show saw hundreds visit the Broads National Park area of the county show… Lovely to see so many people, especially those younger folks becoming engaged with the Broads. The free activities & especially … Continue reading

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Give a Child a Camera Edinburgh exhibition is up!

Give a Child a Camera Edinburgh exhibition is up! Huge thanks to Wex Photo Video and in particular Emma and the marketing team for showing such passion for the project and for assisting & providing a great store venue. A special mention … Continue reading

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Creative Annual Report Photography

When a call comes in for a shoot, asking you to capture images for the forthcoming annual report, naturally a certain style / preconception comes to mind… within a very short amount of time and following a meeting with the … Continue reading

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Water, Mills & Marshes Performance

On Wednesday 9 May the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft saw a live performance by pupils of Lowestoft Sixth Form College and Pakefield High School when they concluded their project to compose, record and perform an album of songs inspired by … Continue reading

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Beautiful Pre Wedding Shoot | The Boathouse, Norfolk

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Sam & Becs prior to their wedding this June. On a rather hot day we popped along to the charming The Boat House and enjoyed a fun hour chatting about their upcoming wedding and shooting … Continue reading

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Give A Child A  Camera Exhibition | Edinburgh

Give A Child A  Camera Exhibition | Edinburgh This exhibition illustrates the latest work of the students in Southwest Uganda who were part of Give a Child a Camera V3 in 2018. Working with a group of children whose mothers … Continue reading

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The Norfolk & Norwich Festival…what an opening night!

Friday evening Norwich played host to the opening reception of the fabulous Norfolk & Norwich Festival where French company Transe Express led crowds through the city in a whirlwind of music, dance & acrobatics as thousands gathered around the City Hall & The … Continue reading

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