Recording Black Lives Matter events

Just looking back through my archive – I wondered now that restrictions are being eased – will we see a return to events such as this?

As always I am privileged to be asked to record events that will ultimately be reflected on – hopefully but not always as instigators of change.

School building – special assignment

Achieving a special request by a builder and school

Looking back through the archive I came across this image that was shot in-camera not created afterwards in software. The request was for some images that shows a school having building work carried on while the school is open – but with no identifiable children in shot (other than staff children).

After the routine shots of building work I decided to try a long exposure with the camera hand held by me (long before “vibration-reduction” lenses were invented) while I was perched on a cherry-picker with the children running around some of the staff and workers. It turned out to be the most popular shot of the day despite having no buildings in sight!

time exposure long before vibration reduction was invented

Drama photography assignment

On assignment at a college drama production

One of the pleasures of working for the press is attending local drama productions.

drama photography Rutland

The enthusiasm and ability that I have seen over the years is quite astonishing – I’m sure the parents carers and staff must be proud of everything that has been achieved, and it is a real delight to record this for the actors to look back on in years to come.

Safe Play editorial assignment

Never too young to learn about safety

On assignent for a local builder recently I was asked to down tools and record a visit of children touring the site looking for clues about safety.

school trip to builder photograph Rutland

The children were very keen to learn – and of course to have fun at the same time – a shoot such as this requires discretion – who may or may not be photographed and how exactly they are photographed.

school event photography

After 30 years as a press and pr photographer I have learned to gain the trust of subjects early on – and the best way to do this is to engage with them

photojournalist style

All in all a fantastic bonus while on site – not in financial terms but just to see the joy on the children’s faces and to know they are learning about site safety at the same time.

you know – I think they might have spotted something

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