The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman

I had the honour of being selected for this book to produce some images of a traditional barber. It was a fun photography project that involved meeting men of various ages who visited James the Barber in Aylsham. The experience was very fulfilling and special. To be accepted into an all male environment and listen to their conversations. One particular man said, ” This is a Mans cave. We can come here and talk about our problems and also have a laugh. We are a unity of kindred spirits.” Since I took these images, James has retired and the shop is empty at present. I am glad I had this opportunity to creatively document the energy, characters and uniqueness of this family run barbers shop.

The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman

The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman

The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman

The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman

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It’s a ‘JOY’ to be selected at Houghton Hall 2018

Our work is running alongside Damien Hirst, which is a great honour.

I am thrilled to be selected for the second year at Houghton Hall with Norfolk by Design showing the best Norfolk based Artists. Click the link below to find out more…

http://www.norfolk-by-design.com/pop-up-houghton-hall/

JOY, BRITANNIA PIER , DEBBYBESFORDPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK

JOY, BRITANNIA PIER , DEBBYBESFORDPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK

 

The Holiday Diner, A Photographic Personal Project, 2017

I am working on a photographic project that explores childhood memories, places once visited and that still exist today. Reflecting and creatively documenting the same buildings, spaces, locations and structures that function in the present day. This image of The Holiday Diner is  a limited edition of prints for sale via Norfolk by Design.

The Holiday Diner_Norfolk_UK

The Holiday Diner_Norfolk_UK

 

One of my photographs published on a book jacket by Penguin.

Recently found out that I have one of my photographs from Millennium photo library published. I had to giggle as the photo was originally taken about my family and looking out of my parents bedroom window – retracing childhood memories. However, I was totally surprised that it has been used to illustrate something much more serious as world issues go…

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

From a series called, “Transition” The Future Generation

Just entered some portraits for the British Journal of Photography ‘Portrait of Britain 2017 Competition. This image of Tom is from a series of portraits about my son’s friends and their transition to adulthood. These are portraits of the future generation – They represent our hopes and aspirations.  As parents we watch and learn from our children and how they have been  effected by the current political decision making in the UK.

 

TOM

Selected for Retina International Photography Festival

I am thrilled that I have been selected to exhibit at the Retina International Photography Festival in Edinburgh this July 2017.

CHAMPION ROLLER SKATERS

CHAMPION ROLLER SKATERS

A personal documentary photography project about Artistic Roller Skaters.
Debby Besford captures the dedication these young artistic skaters show for their sport and stand in glory in their home environments. Roller skating demands similar technical elements to ice skating; this Photo Essay captures a highly skillful yet forgotten sport.

This is an ongoing project.

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Photography News!! May 2017

Superstar, Las Vegas, USA. Work in Prestigious Show.

Just sold one of my archival prints at The Compton Gallery. Curated by Laura Long, Fine Artist. Very excited to be part of the show. This exhibition brings new and exciting young artists’ work to a wider audience, whilst showcasing the work of established artists. With there being a wealth of artistic talent on the doorstep, Laura Long Contemporary also offers artists from Gloucestershire, Norwich and London the opportunities to establish a reputation beyond their locale. Running till May 26th 2017.

https://www.lauralongcontemporary.com/events-exhibitions/

SUPERSTAR, NEVADA_USA

SUPERSTAR, NEVADA_USA

Portrait of Georgie

Photographing my niece was such a special moment last summer. We both had so much fun together. I took some photographs of her in between much laughter and her incredible boundless energy. This portrait is Georgie looking at herself in a mirror – curious and silent. A wonderful and precious girl with a beautiful spirit.

A PORTRAIT OF GEORGIE

A PORTRAIT OF GEORGIE

“The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Adventurous Gentleman”.

BARBERS_NORTH NORFOLK

BARBERS_NORTH NORFOLK

I have been invited to contribute a series of photographs on a traditional barber and his shop as part of a book on barbers across the globe. Captain Fawcett’s Emporium is behind this fabulous book idea, http://www.captainfawcett.com/

Looking forward to seeing the final edit and once it’s published meet the other photographers and writers at the book launch. Keep you posted…