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…

LensCulture Magnum Photography Selection 2016

EVA_ARTISTIC ROLLER SKATER_SCRATBY_GT YARMOUTH

EVA_ARTISTIC ROLLER SKATER_SCRATBY_GT YARMOUTH

A great boost from an international photography competition I entered this summer.

‘Your submission was among the top-rated entries in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016. This is an impressive accomplishment given the record number of submissions we received. So, we’ve upgraded your LensCulture account to a Portfolio Account which means you can now upload an unlimited number of photo projects, link to your photo books and add more to your profile info. Portfolio Accounts are free to photographers we invite, forever. It’s also free to publish new work — all of which our editors will see and our global audience can appreciate.’

See the website page and more:

https://www.lensculture.com/projects/292108-champion-artistic-roller-skaters

Trudy, 100 years old, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Healer.

Trudy Raven was my neighbour for 5 years and I have always been amazed by her energy and strength to live such a long and happy life. Her hair is still naturally brown, she gardens each day, grows vegetables and lives next door to her son  Jimmy and his wife. She has twelve great grandchildren who keep her active. Her mind is sharp as a button and she has just celebrated her birthday of 100 years on this planet. It is an honour to know her.

TRUDY RAVEN_100 YEARS OLD_PORTRAITS_JULY 2016

TRUDY RAVEN_100 YEARS OLD_PORTRAITS_JULY 2016