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

In Norfolk with Richardson’s

What a fabulous shoot this was… It’s been a while since I’ve been to the Richardson’s site on the Broads and it was lovely to catch up with some familiar faces as I was capturing imagery for a Norwich client, … Continue reading

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Essex Healthcare

It was hugely rewarding and interesting to capture imagery of the community healthcare professionals who work for St Helena Hospice. Images were shot throughout the Essex community, representing the heartland of the outreach services. #essex#healthcare#professional#nursing#hospice

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Creative office photography. Norwich

t’s a privilege when a client like Bluespace Ltd asks for a creative portfolio of images to showcase some of their latest work and it was joy to be able to document the space before it was fully operational. “Bluespace … Continue reading

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Cambridge Summer Party

What’s better than a summer BBQ, with tasty treats, drinks, plenty of sunshine and a spot of networking. Allia hosted a summer get together recently at their fab business centre in Cambridge. The perfect opportunity for tenants and staff to … Continue reading

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Celebrations @ East Coast College

Recently it was a few days full of celebrations in Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft for East Coast college and the students who worn the prestigious awards during their celebrations. Lots of smiles, fantastic sweet treats, emotional moments, inspiring stories and … Continue reading

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Another Fab Shoot in Norfolk

One of the many joys of being a professional photographer is photographing people, whether I’m telling their stories, shooting for a corporate client or at an event, the connection through strong visual imagery is so important and it’s a pleasure … Continue reading

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Smiles on the Broads

Four weeks ago saw the inaugural Broads Life Festival in Beccles, on the Southern Broads. A superb free to attend festival, celebrating Broads life and enabling young and old to try new activities and learn a little more about life … Continue reading

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Broads Life Festival 2022

Broads Life Festival 2022 A couple of weeks ago, Beccles on the Southern Broads hosted the first Broads Life Festival. A free festival celebrating everything great about the Broads, arts & culture in the local area. Hundreds attended the festival, … Continue reading

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Portrait of Mike | Volunteer on the Broads

Portrait of Mike – Volunteer Engineer at Hardley Mill, on the Southern Broads – photographed 2022. Back in 2018. I started a personal portraiture project, documenting people living in Norfolk & North Suffolk, telling the story of them as individuals … Continue reading

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Centre 81 | Great Yarmouth

I enjoyed a visit (a few months ago) to the new Centre 81 building, which is currently under construction/renovation in Great Yarmouth. Shooting images for a client to promote the work and investment in crucial community services, like Centre 81. … Continue reading

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