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

Beautiful Wedding Photography in Acle

Here are some images from the gorgeous wedding of Dominique & John, in Acle, Norfolk. A beautiful day and one very relaxed bride, add in some lovely children to help set the scene with my documentary photography and you have … Continue reading

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Run Around the City – Run Norwich

Sunday 6th August Norwich was awash with thousands of runners, as people of all abilities took to the atmospheric streets of one of Britain’s finest cities. With the sun beating down, the runners got started by ex Norwich City legend … Continue reading

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Talented Young Musicians in Cambridge

A recent commission saw me at St Bede’s school in Cambridge for orchestral rehearsals, featuring some of the top musicians of the area as they prepared for their much-anticipated performance. The young musicians came together at St Bede for Three … Continue reading

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A spot of corporate photography in Suffolk

A little more corporate photography recently on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border… shooting with a couple of strobes and utilizing the gorgeous light from a bright office, some pleasing imagery was achieved.

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Lovely little shoot in Waxham, Norfolk

In a few weeks I have the pleasure of photographing the lovely wedding of Ant & Martine in Norfolk. For a little warm up, we headed to the beach at Waxham, in Norfolk on a beautiful but windy day. It … Continue reading

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August edition @Suffolkmag a Rural Airfield in Suffolk

In the August edition of Suffolk Magazine, is the illustrated feature of my time spent at the quirky & lovely rural airfield in Beccles. A wonderful example of passion and hard-work in running a CAA approved airfield in this corner … Continue reading

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The Colour 5k in Norfolk

Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a ‘colour run’…? Well, last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing competitors at the Colour 5k in the wonderful ground of Hoveton Hall Estate – what a complete blast that … Continue reading

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Suffolk Photography Workshop

Really excited to announce I’ll be running a workshop with the folks at Access Community Trust this summer… The photography workshop is perfect for anyone with an interest in photography and is a great opportunity to produce some wonderful photographs … Continue reading

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Lovely pre wedding shoot in Norwich

A couple of weeks ago I met up with the lovely Dominique & John, who are getting married soon. They both work within the city and chose the area around Pulls Ferry for us to meet, to talk about their … Continue reading

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Portraiture at Anglia Ruskin | Cambridge

Rather privileged to head back to Anglia Ruskin University to work with a marketing client, obtaining a selection of editorial portraiture for their forthcoming PR use. Using the interesting surroundings of the Lord Ashcroft Business School, we managed to dodge … Continue reading

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