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

CAPTAIN FAWCETT AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS, CROMER PIER

#‎captainfawcett‬ ‪#‎extremecellists‬ Fun photo shoot on Cromer pier yesterday with Cate McKay-Haynes and Richie Finney and The Extreme Cellists. Raising money for CHICKS and Alzeimers research playing seaside tunes on 58 piers around the UK.

CAPTAIN FAWCETT  AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT  AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT  AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT  AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT  AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

CAPTAIN FAWCETT AND THE EXTREME CELLISTS_CROMER PIER

Artistic Champion Roller Skater – Danielle.

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to meet Danielle who is an Artistic Champion Roller Skater. She is studying a Law Degree at present and is keen at weekends to continue her passion for skating and coaching. It was a pleasure to meet her and Danielle’s Mother, Amanda, and have the chance to photograph the skater in her family home.  My documentary photography project is slowly taking shape now and I will be entering the second phase of it soon. Watch this space….

DANIELLE_ARTISTIC ROLLER SKATER_SCRATBY_GT YARMOUTH

DANIELLE_ARTISTIC ROLLER SKATER_SCRATBY_GT YARMOUTH

LensCulture photography Awards – 2015

I am delighted by LensCulture’s response.. Very encouraging for me and what I truly love doing.

As part of our mission of discovering the best of contemporary photography, we have completed our annual review of all submissions to our competitions. We wanted to let you know your entry to the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015 (shown below) was among the highly-rated entries we received this year.

Debby Besford's photo.

Ellen, Artistic Roller Skater Nov 2015

CHAMPION ROLLER SKATER_ELLEN SIEGERT_NOVEMBER 2015

CHAMPION ROLLER SKATER_ELLEN SIEGERT_NOVEMBER 2015

It was a great pleasure to photograph Ellen at her home a few weekends ago. I love the bright colours of the interior that compliment her skating dress and hair decoration. She was asked to think about a moment of glory. I am hoping to build on at least 10-12 portraits  in the next few months. There is another part to the project which I will reveal in the New Year! I want to get this recognised in a few contemporary photography magazines and perhaps a weekend supplement.