It was brilliant to be asked to photograph Fakenham Music Festival again for Active Fakenham. It was a fun day with sunshine, music and lots going on, right in the centre of town. Can’t wait for 2019 now!
Earlier in the year I did some work for the Diocese of Norwich, and in particular for the Academies Trust. It was taking press release photos to celebrate a number of their schools achieving great OFSTED inspection results. As a former school governor (and a present churchwarden) this was right up my street so I had a great day. here’s a smattering of the photos that were used in the press.
It was great to photograph a couple of beautiful, homely and comfortable Airbnb rooms just down the road (my most local ever job, I think!). The owners are lovely and very welcoming and honestly… if I didn’t live a quarter of a mile away, I think I’d go and stay! There’s a gorgeous garden and some lovely countryside views from the windows as well. Oh, and cake! What is not to love?
It was great to be asked to photograph the newly refurbished function room,’The Venue’, at Namco Funscape in Norwich. It’s great place for a wedding or a corporate function and the staff led by Vicky really do make every effort to have the room exactly the way you want it. I also got out onto the bowling lanes and the HUGE PacMan for some photos too 🙂
It was a very exciting couple of days both exhibiting at, and taking the official photographs for, Turn the Page Artists Book Fair 2018 which took place in Norwich at The Forum recently. The quality of the work from all of the book artists and their friendliness and readiness to interact with each other (and the photographer!) was great. Can’t wait to apply for next year’s event now.
I was recently extremely fortunate to be offered the opportunity to photograph a very old and very beautiful document in preparation for it’s exhibition in the United States at The Yale Center for British Art (yes, THAT Yale!). The document was the heraldic pedigree of the Paston family and it dates from the latter part of the 16th century. The Paston’s were at that time one of the most prominent families in East Anglia and some of Norfolk’s leading landowners. It was gloriously hand painted and lettered by Robert Cooke: a lot of the colours are still very vivid and some of the individual coats of arms and the elements within them are stunning. The icing on the cake is that a number of my photographs made it into the beautifully produced 589 page exhibition catalogue called The Paston Treasure which is now available for sale – you need a bit of a mortgage to buy a copy but I was very fortunately sent a complementary copy as a contributor (it’s here on Amazon if you’re really interested). In a few weeks, the exhibition will also be at Norwich Castle… Needless to say, very chuffed about the whole thing…
Lucky me! Some more burlesque performers at the studio for photographs… 🙂 I’ve photographed the lovely Yippee IKay before and this time she came with her friend and fellow performer Redd Peaches and we had a fabulous day of shooting. Professional, but fun and lovely, these ladies know how to make a good picture!
One of my favourite shoots. Everything to do with the people and nothing at all (honest!!) to do with the beer. Oh well, maybe just a little bit….
I was asked to do a range of product shots, in and out of the studio, together with some ‘at work’ shots and staff and team profile pictures. These were for their publicity and their new website – www.norfolkbrewhouse.co.uk.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself – they were a great team to work with…