As a Brighton event photographer, I was really delighted to be commissioned as the official photographer for this year's Spring Forward festival. The festival is a month-long celebration of the role of women in digital culture, which takes place in Brighton every March and features a variety of events on everything from video games to animation. You can find out more about the festival here.
Most of the events took place at 68 Middle Street, a great venue in the heart of Brighton with an event space, meeting room and bar. I hadn't been to this venue before but I was really impressed - it has a relaxed, creative vibe and was really nice to photograph as it is well lit with some funky [...]
When I set up my photography business in 2014 I was lucky enough to have the support of a mentor, Simon Callaghan, who gave me a huge amount of help to get me started on my journey. He advised me on my business plan, my sales and marketing strategies, and helped me with new photography techniques such as lighting and editing. I wouldn't be where I am in my business without his help.
Recently Simon and I were invited on the Brighton Business Show on Brighton's local community radio station Radio Reverb, presented by Laura Evans, to chat about the benefits of having a mentor and what makes the relationship work successfully. We also chatted about the Mentorsme awards in November, where Simon [...]
I love shooting events - I love the buzz before an event, the sense of anticipation and the last minute preparations. Whether it's a drinks reception for 30 people or a black tie dinner for 300, there's always an exciting atmosphere. And who doesn't love a bit of glamour?!
Recently I've been doing photography for the Platinum Club, a members only networking club for businesses in the South East. It takes place at the Grand Hotel in Brighton and the Hilton Hotel Gatwick. The format is an informal cocktail party, where business leaders meet new clients, share industry news and promote their work.
My photography brief for these events is to get a mixture of posed groups and more candid moments. Documentary photography is a [...]
I was delighted this week when I found out I have been awarded two first prizes in the One Planet City photography competition all about sustainability, organised by Bioregional and FotoDocument.
As part of the One Planet City photography commissions, residents of Brighton and Hove were invited to submit their sustainability photographs of the city in one or more of ten categories, which included Health & Happiness, Sustainable Materials and Sustainable Transport.
The submissions were judged by a panel of industry professionals including: Nina Emett (Director, FotoDocument), Mariama Attah (Photoworks), Anthony Probert (Bioregional), Simon Roberts (Photographer), Melanie Friend (Photographer) and Murray Ballard (Photographer).
My photographs were awarded first prizes in both the Zero Waste and Land Use & Wildlife categories. Both entries were taken specifically [...]