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October 12 News

October 12 News

Autumn at last and we can all snuggle back into cosy woollies and boots.  I love this time of year and shooting outside with the strong Autumn colours is a joy – that is when I’m not having to pretend it’s Spring already!  We shall be enjoying our last caravanning trip of the year this weekend to Robin Hoods Bay. Some say it may snow.  More worrying is the need to keep a very active three year old entertained in a confined space.  I’ve already compiled a detailed three page list of ‘things to do if it rains (snows -eek) ‘ so fingers crossed….

Jumping back to April now, where we start with a shoot for Grazia about ‘Anxiety in Modern Life’.  Ashley told me how losing her high powered job in finance management, triggered crippling anxiety that left her barely able to function.  She managed to turn her life around after using the Linden method and is now very much back in control.

Grazia magazine photography

A lovely shoot for Prima magazine, featuring Marie, who used social media to turn her life around.  Marie is a working, single mum who wanted to get out more and meet new friends so joined ‘City Socialising’.  As you can see – it seems to have worked!

city socialising photograph

I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle and her daughter Hannah, for a feature on autism for Femail.  Michelle has a lovely family and doesn’t want autism to define her daughter.  Autism is traditionally seen as a condition that affects boys, but new findings suggest that girls go undiagnosed because they find it easier to learn social skills that hide the signs of autism.  This can mean undiagnosed girls growing up and having nothing to explain why they feel different.

family photoshoot

Lastly, I enjoyed a very interesting day photographing three debates for Candis magazine.  One of which was ‘What does it mean to be British today’?.  The positive suggestions included: our charitableness, ethnic diversity, civil rights, the architecture, the Royal Family, our variety of food, accents and landscapes, popular culture and our sporting success.  We hear a lot about how Britain is going downhill, but here at least are 10 reasons to be proud.

being British editorial photography

British editorial photography

Enjoy your Halloween.

Claire

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Recent News

April News

Firstly, a photoshoot for the NHS to promote wellbeing for their Greater Manchester staff. I worked with Lisa from Pennine Care to illustrate her designs. She brought in medical practitioners that were keen to be involved and we set up a studio with a black background in one of the meeting rooms.

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March ’24

I recently found myself in a Manchester studio surrounded by some of the top scientists in the UK Nuclear industry.  SMRS were driving a campaign to highlight the careers available at the National Nuclear Laboratory. 

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February 24

Hello everyone - here is my long overdue February newsletter. I start with a summer visit to Serenta Homecare, in Sheffield, where I spent a few days with the amazing staff. The brief was to get a ‘hero’ style portrait of the carer and then capture the interaction between the carer and customer in order to build a bank of photography...

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November 23

We start with one of my regular visits to Stockport Grammar School.  I love working with Charlotte from the communications team, to build up their promotional photography, she is always super organised and good company.  It’s a really lovely school and the children are always keen to be involved.

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July 23 News

I had fun photographing husband and wife, Sam and Samuel - who own Sweet Squared in Leeds. Sweet Squared is home to beauty and hair products and also training for industry professionals.

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