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

Norfolk & Norwich Festival Supporters Evening

Last week the wonderful Norfolk & Norwich festival held a supporters evening at the charming Norfolk Club in Norwich. The evening presents a chance for the charity to raise new funds for the forthcoming 2019 festival as well as providing … Continue reading

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In Sunny Lowestoft with Access Community

I was recently back in sunny (well, it was damp & cloudy actually… in fact the amazing backdrops made it feel sunny!) Lowestoft to work with the fabulous Access Community, shooting material of their passionate staff, amazing volunteers and dedicated … Continue reading

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Enjoy a coffee & immerse yourself in Africa in Norwich

The feedback for the latest installment of Give a Child a Camera continues to be extremely positive. I’m sure one or two of my students could have promising photographic careers, Thanks to those of you who were able to attend … Continue reading

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Give a Child a Camera| Norwich Exhibition

Really pleased to announce Give a Child a Camera 2018 exhibition is open… I Finished installing the work last night at the wonderful Norwich Playhouse.   The exhibition features the work of 7-15 year old students who were part of #Giveachildacamera 2018 and … Continue reading

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Utilising the wonderful Centrum in Norwich

Thoroughly enjoyed shooting this series of corporate portraiture at the lovely Centrum in Norwich – the shear amount of natural light pouring in is a real joy. Add in a sprinkle of colour and you’ve got some of the best … Continue reading

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Norwich Exhibition | Give a Child a Camera

Lovely PR for my Africa photo project Give a Child a Camera & the forthcoming exhibition at Norwich Playhouse Huge thanks to the lovely team at TMS Media for providing PR support for the project #giveachildacamera #africa #uganda #norwich #exhibition #photography  http://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/…/julian-claxton-uganda-a…

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Inspirational Norfolk Charity

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Centre 81 AGM in Great Yarmouth, shooting images of both the AGM, volunteers & staff. It was certainly a rewarding few hours, learning about the charity and their amazing work. Perhaps the … Continue reading

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One Truly Inspirational Norfolk Person

One of the many pleasures of being a photographer that I’m always harping on about, is the wonderful people I get to meet. One such inspirational and truly incredible person is David Moar. David was the co-founder of the BIGC … Continue reading

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Horses, Rider & the Norfolk Countryside

A wet & windy September day saw me head to the Norfolk countryside for a commission to shoot images for the market leading horse feed company of a nutritionist & her two horses.. Unfortunately weather wasn’t on our side, however, … Continue reading

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Give a Child a Camera | Norwich Exhibition

Really excited to announce the next Give a Child a Camera exhibition is being shown at the wonderful Playhouse in Norwich this autumn. Visit the Playhouse between the 30th October to 1st December and witness first hand a selection of … Continue reading

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