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 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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It was a good day to ride the bike @ Tour De Broads

Tour de Broads photos LIVE… pop along to  http://julianclaxton.jalbum.net/ also via the official TDB page later today… images en-route (from other photographer) available tomorrow… Thanks for all the smiles and laughter on Sunday folks… a smashing bunch of cyclists – glad you all … Continue reading

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Denis Lawson in Norwich | Spotlight Networking

Denis Lawson was the guest speaker for the @TheatreRNorwich Spotlight event… what better way to spend an afternoon, than with a gorgeous lunch and entertaining stories #Norwich #business #norfolk#networking #theatreroyal

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DAP CC National B Road Race | Beccles

The DAP CC National B road race was in full swing this morning in sunny Suffolk – what fabulous weather on a terrific course. Terrific morning photographing the folks – well done to Toby Atkins taking the win for the Active Edge Race … Continue reading

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Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards 10th Anniversary

The Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards celebrated their 10th Anniversary last month with a wonderful awards evening at St Andrews Hall in the city. It was a pleasure to attend the awards and photograph the winners, as well as hear … Continue reading

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Southwold Roubaix Sportive – Images Live

A selection of rather atmospheric images from the inaugural Roubaix Sportive in Southwold on Sunday. Rain, mud and mist were the order of the day – all credit to everyone who took part in the event – you hardy lot! … Continue reading

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Meet The Buyer | Offshore Wind

A successful meet the buyer EEEGR event with Vattenfall was held at Norwich City FC last week – a chance for Norfolk businesses to be part of the huge Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project. Using local suppliers is key to … Continue reading

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Fabulous corporate shoot in Cambridgeshire

A couple of months ago I met a group of lovely friendly business people, running a recruitment firm in Cambridgeshire. – I paid a visit to them in 2017, however, with a few new starters they wanted some fresh imagery. … Continue reading

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