Jayne Lloyd: Blog http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Jayne Lloyd jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:46:00 GMT Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:46:00 GMT http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u942604290-o656553440-50.jpg Jayne Lloyd: Blog http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog 90 120 Corporate photography: ICEX Ltd. Technology Repurposing - promotional photography http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/3/corporate-photography-icex-ltd-technology-repurposing---promotional-photography A little while ago I was contacted by ICEX Ltd., a technology repurposing company. They specialise in taking old computers and technology from companies and securely disposing of their data and recycling or repurposing the systems. They were having a re-brand involving a new website and marketing materials, and wanted to step away from stock photography, to stand out in their industry and allow their current and potential customers to see the facilities and services they offer. 

 

Screenshot of the ICEX Ltd. homepage - with design by MC+co and photography by Jayne Lloyd.ICEX Ltd. homepageScreenshot of the ICEX Ltd. homepage - with design by MC+co and photography by Jayne Lloyd.

The new ICEX Ltd. homepage

 

I went in to visit the team at their head office to discuss the images they needed and what they wanted to capture - the services they needed to illustrate, the style they had in mind and where and how they were going to be used. From this I put together a proposal for a session of photography and a shot list for them to approve.

Proposal approved, we finalised details for the shoot and arrangements for delivery of the images once completed. Processing photographs takes time, and the deadline on this job was pretty tight, but knowing this from our first contact I was able to schedule this in and make sure they received everything in good time. Having a detailed shot list and plan in place is key for a session like this, where we are trying to create a really strong library of images that ICEX can use throughout all their marketing for a long time. We had a lot of different processes to get through and having that plan made sure we didn't miss anything. The whole team was incredibly helpful - demonstrating activities for the images, patiently working around me and my lights and kindly including me on the tea round!

ICEX have now launched their new website (by MC+co) so do go and check it out. I'm really pleased with how the project came together - I think you get a real sense of the company and the very specialised services they offer.

 

Screenshot of the ICEX Ltd. About Us page - with design by MC+co and photography by Jayne Lloyd.ICEX Ltd. About Us pageScreenshot of the ICEX Ltd. About Us page - with design by MC+co and photography by Jayne Lloyd.

The new ICEX Ltd. About Us page

 

I really enjoyed working with ICEX on this and am delighted to have had the following Google review from Stuart Buckmaster, Client Solutions Manager:

"We contacted Jayne to produce some images for a new website we were launching. Having never done this before, we knew what we wanted, but not sure how to get it. Jayne was really helpful from the original consultation, right through to the actual shoots and after. We have used her twice now and are very happy with the finished work."

Here are some images from the shoot, but do check out the ICEX website to see how it all fits together and to find out more about the services they provide. Thank you to ICEX Ltd. for commissioning me on this project!

 

ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd. ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd.ICEX Ltd., IT recycling and data destruction for business. Photography by Jayne Lloyd.

 

 

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Notes on February http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/3/notes-on-february February was a definite 'where did that go?' month...

Steam from my boiler catches the light as the sun starts to setSteam from my boilerSteam from my boiler catches the light as the sun starts to set

 

Commissioned Photography

Quite a lot of my commissions this month were shoots that I can't really share here just yet, so you'll have to take my word for it that I worked with some really lovely people and had some great sessions! I can share the following though:

Contemporary Applied Arts - Matthew Warner: Social Objects

Contemporary Applied Arts is hosting the first solo exhibition by Matthew Warner: Social Objects. I photographed the private view, which was a really lovely, buzzy evening. You can see all the images here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/caasocialobjectspv and find out more about the exhibition here. It's on until 10 March so you might just catch it if you're in Southwark in the next few days! 

Matthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private View at Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 7 February 2018. Matthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private View at Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 7 February 2018. Matthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private View at Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 7 February 2018. Matthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private View at Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 7 February 2018.

Colchester Digital

We had another great Colchester Digital Meetup with talks on What Makes a Website Tick by Michael Letley and SCRUM in Development by Charlie Jennings. I highly recommend coming along to this very friendly, interesting group if you are in the Colchester area and interested in Digital.

Colchester Digital February 2018Colchester Digital February 2018Colchester Digital's February 2018 meeting, with speakers Michael Letley and Charlie Jennings. Colchester Digital February 2018Colchester Digital February 2018Colchester Digital's February 2018 meeting, with speakers Michael Letley and Charlie Jennings. Colchester Digital February 2018Colchester Digital February 2018Colchester Digital's February 2018 meeting, with speakers Michael Letley and Charlie Jennings.

The Business Woman's Network

I was back at Weston Homes Stadium to photograph the BWN Colchester event, with a very informative talk on 'Sales Funnel & Ad Strategy – Hot digital sales tools!' with speaker Rob Sayles.

BWN Colchester February EventBWN Colchester February EventThe Business Woman's Network's November event at Weston Homes Stadium, 23 February 2018, 'Sales Funnel & Ad Strategy – Hot digital sales tools!' with speaker Rob Sayles. BWN Colchester February EventBWN Colchester February EventThe Business Woman's Network's November event at Weston Homes Stadium, 23 February 2018, 'Sales Funnel & Ad Strategy – Hot digital sales tools!' with speaker Rob Sayles. BWN Colchester February EventBWN Colchester February EventThe Business Woman's Network's November event at Weston Homes Stadium, 23 February 2018, 'Sales Funnel & Ad Strategy – Hot digital sales tools!' with speaker Rob Sayles.

 

Project work

Again, project work hasn't made a great deal of progress, but I had another international order for Amass Zine, (which you can read about here), and if you follow me on Instagram you can probably guess what the theme of issue 02 is likely to be...

In the GutterIn the GutterIn the Gutter - a collection of strange things that I see in gutters by the side of the road. In the GutterIn the GutterIn the Gutter - a collection of strange things that I see in gutters by the side of the road.

 

Photos for my own enjoyment

It's been a really good month for taking photos just for my own enjoyment. I had a particularly appealing tulip, I went on a lovely walk in the sunshine, it snowed (which is always inspiring) and I spent a very pleasant ten minutes photographing the steam from my boiler because the way the light hit it caught my eye while I was working on the computer. Yellow tulipYellow tulipYellow tulip Shadow of a hand holding a tulip in a vaseShadow of a hand holding a tulip in a vaseShadow of a hand holding a tulip in a vase Abandoned boat by the side of the creekAbandoned boat by the side of the creekAbandoned boat by the side of the creek Deflated 'Happy Valentine's Day' balloon stuck in a treeDeflated 'Happy Valentine's Day' balloon stuck in a treeDeflated 'Happy Valentine's Day' balloon stuck in a tree

Blizzard in Castle Park, ColchesterBlizzard in Castle Park, ColchesterBlizzard in Castle Park, Colchester

Snowfall from my windowSnowfall from my windowSnowfall from my window Steam from my boiler in the late afternoon sunSteam from my boiler in the late afternoon sunSteam from my boiler in the late afternoon sun

 

Exhibitions, inspirations, general ramblings etc.

Exhibitions: I went to see the Andreas Gursky exhibition at the newly reopened Hayward Gallery. I particularly enjoyed seeing the huge works like 'Paris, Montparnasse' and 'May Day IV'(I love being nosey). 'Madonna I' made my brain ache trying to work it out, which I think is an excellent thing in an exhibition.

'Gursky' sign and the sky, at the Hayward Gallery'Gursky' sign and the sky, at the Hayward Gallery'Gursky' sign and the sky, at the Hayward Gallery Andreas Gurkst exhibition at the Hayward GalleryAndreas Gurkst exhibition at the Hayward GalleryAndreas Gurkst exhibition at the Hayward Gallery

 

Oh and by the way you can still catch Shutter Hub's BORDERS at the Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery: 16th April 2018, Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm (viewed on request at St Bride Foundation reception), 6.30pm – 11pm during theatre performances. Closed Easter Weekend.  BORDERS Private ViewBORDERS Private ViewShutter Hub BORDERS exhibition private view at the Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery.

 

In my headphones: A Perfect Circle have released 3 new songs from their upcoming album - I've been listening to these on repeat quite a lot (okay, most of the time) and can't wait for the new album 'Eat the Elephant', which comes out in April.

On my TV: I'm enjoying Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on Netflix, The End of the F***ing World was brilliant (some gorgeous shots) and Mozart in the Jungle was back with a new series on Amazon Prime, which I really enjoyed and made me feel inspired. Lion was excellent - I cried a lot, but it was a wonderful film. I also really enjoyed The Young Offenders - I'll be honest I probably wouldn't have picked it myself but it was great! They've also now made a series on BBC Three, so we're going to watch that too.

What I’m reading: I haven't been great at 'reading' reading this month - my Stack delivery this month was the brilliantly titled 'Delightfully Unprofessional' issue of hotdog, which is a poetry magazine that publishes female identifying, non-binary and transgender voices. I've loved dipping in and out of it, seeing something new and different each time. Something a bit more unusual that I've been loving is A Path Unknown - "An interactive Twitter "Choose Your Own Adventure" story. Your votes determine the path forward. Written by @rob_sheridan, directed by you." - I'm having so much fun voting on how the story should go, waiting for the updates each day - totally recommend joining in!

 

hotdog - a Stack deliveryhotdog - a Stack deliveryhotdog - a Stack delivery

 

Resolution update:

Be more focused, more organised: Kinda. 

Be a bit better: Read more, see more, learn more is still going fairly well (apart from the lack of reading mentioned above). I've kept up my French practice on Duolingo every day since 2 January which I'm quite amazed by!

Some sort of journal: I’m still working on the log book habit. My visual journal is quite behind at the moment but I knew it'd be a bit like that.

 

My Instagram grid at the moment My Instagram grid at the moment My Instagram grid at the moment

 

That should do for now, but you can join me on Twitter or Instagram if you'd like to see snippets of my view of the world. I'm trying to share a few Instagram Stories to show what I'm up to on a day-to-day basis. I've also got a newish newsletter you can sign up for below - I'm trying to share useful tips and things in that so let me know if there's anything you'd like me to look at.

 

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Notes on January http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/2/notes-on-january Well 2018 was off to a running start-I’ve got that weird combination of ‘can’t believe January is over already’ and ‘wow, January was a looong month'!

Off Thistle Street, Edinburgh, pink paint splattered all over a wall and 2 cane chairs in the street.Off Thistle Street, EdinburghOff Thistle Street, Edinburgh, pink paint splattered all over a wall and 2 cane chairs in the street.

Commissioned Photography

It Came from the Noughties!

Tim’s band Ghostwood Shanks performed at ‘It Came From the Noughties!’, a night of live music by some of Chelmsford’s noughties bands, organised by Ghostwood's frontman Paul Dale in support of Amnesty International. I took photos of the night and had an awesome time with great people and excellent music! You can see all the photos from the night here.

It Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the Noughties night of live music at the Bassment, Chelmsford, in support of Amnesty International. Performances by Jez Kemp, Ghostwood Shanks, Mandeville and The Lemoncurd Kids. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

Jez Kemp

It Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the Noughties night of live music at the Bassment, Chelmsford, in support of Amnesty International. Performances by Jez Kemp, Ghostwood Shanks, Mandeville and The Lemoncurd Kids. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

Compère Andy Poole

It Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the Noughties night of live music at the Bassment, Chelmsford, in support of Amnesty International. Performances by Jez Kemp, Ghostwood Shanks, Mandeville and The Lemoncurd Kids. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

Ghostwood Shanks

It Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the Noughties night of live music at the Bassment, Chelmsford, in support of Amnesty International. Performances by Jez Kemp, Ghostwood Shanks, Mandeville and The Lemoncurd Kids. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

Mandeville

It Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the NoughtiesIt Came from the Noughties night of live music at the Bassment, Chelmsford, in support of Amnesty International. Performances by Jez Kemp, Ghostwood Shanks, Mandeville and The Lemoncurd Kids. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

Lemoncurd Kids

 

Contemporary Applied Arts

At Contemporary Applied Arts I worked on a photo shoot for upcoming marketing campaigns. We tried something a bit different and were really pleased with how it went. I’ll have to wait until the campaigns go live before I can share images so check back to see more!

Colour checker - 'photo shoot day at @caagallery'Colour checker - 'photo shoot day at @caagallery'Colour checker - 'photo shoot day at @caagallery'

 (I'm trying to share behind the scenes snaps on Instagram Stories)

 

Colchester Digital

I attended the first Colchester Digital Meetup of the year and took a few photos of the excellent talks by Kerry Cole of Royal Association for Deaf People and Doug Smith of Look Here Copywriting. If you are in the Colchester area and interested in Digital I highly recommend coming along to this very friendly, interesting group.

Colchester Digital January 2018Colchester Digital January 2018Colchester Digital' January 2018 meeting, with speakers Kerry Cole and Doug Smith.

 

The Business Woman's Network

I photographed the first BWN Colchester event of the year and in a new location, Weston Homes Stadium. We had a very informative talk on dealing with difficult conversation from John Cockburn-Evans from Accendit Coaching

Powerful business conversations with John Cockburn-EvansPowerful business conversations with John Cockburn-EvansBusiness Women's Network event 19 January 2018, Weston Homes Stadium, Colchester.

 

I also photographed an 80th birthday party at The Athenaeum in London which was rather lovely!

 

Shutter Hub

Shutter Hub opened a new exhibition, BORDERS, at the Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery in London and we had a fantastic opening night with lots of wonderful people. The exhibition is brilliant and is on until 16 April so do check it out if you are in the Fleet Street area! Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm (viewed on request at St Bride Foundation reception), 6.30pm – 11pm during theatre performances. Closed Easter Weekend. 

BORDERS Private ViewBORDERS Private ViewShutter Hub BORDERS exhibition private view at the Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery. BORDERS Private ViewBORDERS Private ViewShutter Hub BORDERS exhibition private view at the Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery. BORDERS Private ViewBORDERS Private ViewShutter Hub BORDERS exhibition private view at the Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery.

Project work

It's been a bit of a crazy month so project work hasn't made a great deal of progress, but I did have my first international order for Amass Zine, which was pretty exciting! You can find out more about that project here.

First international order for Amass ZineFirst international order for Amass ZineFirst international order for Amass Zine

 

Photos for my own enjoyment

Lomo'Instant Square

A few months back, I backed the Lomo'Instant Square on Kickstarter, and this month it arrived! It’s a very clever little instant camera and I’m looking forward to playing with it. I love instant photos, but I wanted a bit more control than I get with the Instax Mini 8 and I like the square shape of the prints (just after I backed it Polaroid Originals came back, but I don’t think they have anything quite like this at the moment anyway). I’ll let you know how my experiments go!

Lomo'Instant Square, accessories and printLomo'Instant SquareLomo'Instant Square, accessories and print

Edinburgh

Tim treated me to a weekend in Edinburgh for my Christmas present and we had a really lovely time! We explored the city, ate lovely food, drank excellent coffee (it was pretty nippy out) and I snapped the things I noticed. 

Off the Royal MileOff the Royal MileLooking down alley off the Royal Mile. Off Thistle Street, Edinburgh, pink paint splattered all over a wall and 2 cane chairs in the street.Off Thistle Street, EdinburghOff Thistle Street, Edinburgh, pink paint splattered all over a wall and 2 cane chairs in the street. Off the Royal MileOff the Royal MileLooking down alley off the Royal Mile. View from the plane, snow covered fields and an EasyJet wing.View from the planeView from the plane, snow covered fields and an EasyJet wing.

 

Exhibitions, inspirations, general ramblings etc.

Exhibitions: Obviously BORDERS is well worth a visit (see above)… I also finally managed to see Instant Stories. Wim Wenders Polaroids at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, which I loved.

Photo of the Wim Wenders Instant Stories exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, LondonPhoto of the Wim Wenders Instant Stories exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, LondonPhoto of the Wim Wenders Instant Stories exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, London

 

When we were in Edinburgh we popped into the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and I was delighted to catch (Shutter Hub member) Margaret Mitchell’s images from 'Family' and 'In This Place' in the When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood from the National Galleries of Scotland exhibition, which was excellent!

 

I went to the launch of Accumulate’s DECAY zine second issue at the London Art Fair. I was involved with Accumulate last year as the Shutter Hub team helped with the portfolio reviews for the photography workshops, and I’m really pleased to be a tutor on the workshops this year. If you don’t know about Accumulate, they are a charity providing create workshops to young homeless people who are living in hostels or temporary accommodation in London. They also fundraise for scholarships for participants to continue their creative education and study at college - a life-changing opportunity that opens up a new world of positivity. You can support them here and you can also find out more about the Shutter Hub #CameraAmnesty here where you can donate unused cameras for their use.

Launch of Accumulate's DECAY Zine, Issue 2Launch of Accumulate's DECAY Zine, Issue 2Launch of Accumulate's DECAY Zine, Issue 2

 

In my headphones: I haven’t listen to much new music (as usual! I have listened to The Slip by NIN a lot though), but I’ve been loving ‘Mayday’ by The Go Team for getting me moving and cheering me up!

On my TV: I quite enjoyed Hard Sun on the BBC. I was a bit confused about whether it was sci-fi or police drama but I stopped worrying about that and just enjoyed it! McMafia is good too. I finally watched I, Daniel Blake, which was just as brilliant as I thought it would be, although not an easy watch. 

What I’m reading: There were some great issues of magazines this last month - I enjoyed the interviews in Professional Photographer (sorry, having trouble finding a useful URL for them), and the photography annual issue of Creative Review was excellent too. I received a subscription to Stack for Christmas (you get a different independent magazine sent to you every month), and my first delivery contained Perdiz and Picpus. I particularly enjoyed Perdiz, which is a magazine about things that make people happy, which I really enjoyed. Great articles, images and I loved the binding too. Looking forward to seeing what comes next!

Stack Magazine deliveryStack Magazine deliveryStack Magazine delivery

Resolution update:

Be more focused, more organised: I’m still getting in to Dream, Plan, Do, so hopefully that will help me. I'll be honest, I didn't do very well on the first month, so I'm starting again in February. I’ve been trying to stream-line things and have been trialling Light Blue to keep track of my shoots, correspondence etc. I like it so far but need to spend some time setting up all the templates.

Be a bit better: Read more, see more, learn more is off to a pretty good start - I have been reading more (magazines mainly, but that's fine - see above) and I’ve done French practice on Duolingo every day since 2 January. Not bad!

Some sort of journal: I’m trying to get into the log book habit. It hasn’t stuck yet but I’m working on it. I’ve made a start on my visual journal too, giving the note-card approach a go. It won’t be every single day but if I can try to do it when I can I think it’ll be good!

Index card journalIndex card journalIndex card journal

That should do for now, but you can join me on Twitter or Instagram if you'd like to see snippets of my view of the world. I'm also trying to share a few Instagram Stories to show what I'm up to on a day-to-day basis. I've also got a newish newsletter you can sign up for below - I'm trying to share useful tips and things in that so let me know if there's anything you'd like me to look at.

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Notes at the beginning of the year http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/1/notes-at-the-beginning-of-the-year Happy New Year! I hope that you had a lovely Christmas break!

Interior shot of 'Happy New Year' banner and Christmas tree by a fireplace.Happy New YearInterior shot of 'Happy New Year' banner and Christmas tree by a fireplace. I thought I'd just write a little blog as it's been a little while and let's face it, it's a New Year tradition that I try to be a better blogger! If you're a long-time reader you'll know that I do make resolutions, but I'm pretty casual about it. I'm under no illusions that I'll massively change my life or keep them up for longer than a couple of weeks, but hey, a couple of weeks is better than nothing! 

Notes on this Week

I was working on New Year's eve so I was back to work a little sooner than usual. I was back in time to see in the New Year with friends and some bubbly and had a relaxed day with good food on the Monday though so it was a nice start back. Most of the week was at the computer, processing, catching up and planning for the weeks ahead.

My sort-of resolutions:

Be more focused, more organised: I'm giving the Dream, Plan, Do journal a go - setting better goals and reaching them is the plan.

Be a bit better: A vague one, but basically read more, see more, learn more. Remember I'm under no illusions here, but for me giving it a bit of a go is helpful!

Some sort of journal: Last year I started a log book inspired by Austin Kleon, and it turned into more of an art journal. It got too big for the book, I lost momentum, but it was the best attempt I've ever made and I've enjoyed flicking back through the images to see what I was up to. This year I'm going to give the log book another go, and keep a more visual journal on loose pages - instant photos, a postcard, collages, whatever really. I'll let you know how that goes.

Fairy lights reflection on a rainy window - Fuji Instant print taken with a Mamiya RB67.Fairy lights reflection on a rainy window - Fuji Instant print taken with a Mamiya RB67.Fairy lights reflection on a rainy window - Fuji Instant print taken with a Mamiya RB67.

Notes on December

I know everyone's over Christmas now and I'm a bit late on the 2017 recap post but I thought I'd do a little recap on what I've been up to lately:

Promotional photography

December was a really busy month for promotional photography and I worked with some new clients on some great projects. Most I can't share yet as they'll be launched on new websites this year, but I can share some of the photos I took for the Judith Blacklock Flower School:

Judith Blacklock Flower School decorated for Christmas.JayneLloyd_CommercialPhotography_JudithBlacklockFlowerSchool_6163Judith Blacklock Flower School decorated for Christmas. Judith Blacklock Flower School decorated for Christmas.JayneLloyd_CommercialPhotography_JudithBlacklockFlowerSchool_6151Judith Blacklock Flower School decorated for Christmas.

 

Event Photography

The Business Woman's Network had Paul Hutton from i5 Group speaking about 'Maximising Your Digital Effectiveness In An Innovative & Agile Manner' - a very informative masterclass with great businesses coming together.

Maximising Your Digital Effectiveness In An Innovative & Agile Manner Master Class & NetworkingMaximising Your Digital Effectiveness In An Innovative & Agile Manner Master Class & NetworkingBusiness Woman's Network event, with masterclass by Paul Hutton, 13 December 2017 at Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester.

Photos for my own enjoyment

It snowed proper snow in the UK so we had a lovely day in a nearby Country Park, me trailing behind taking photos. It was such a lovely day!

Snowy woodland in Colchester.jayne_171210_4912Snowy woodland in Colchester. A snowman and a tree.jayne_171210_4901A snowman and a tree. I've been trying to do a bit more film photography this past year - I finally got the black and white disposable camera I've been carrying about processed, took my old Canon AE-1 home for Christmas and messed about with my Mamiya RB67. The AE-1 was the camera I used for most of my uni work so it felt good to use it again. The film was expired but I don't think I took it to the best place for processing as I was in a rush so the prints aren't great. I'll take them somewhere proper next time!

Black and white snow-scene printBlack and white snow-scene printBlack and white snow-scene print Snowglobe, shot on 35mm film.Snowglobe, shot on 35mm film.Snowglobe, shot on 35mm film.

Photographing a small Christmas tree with a Mamiya RB67.jayne_171208_1451Photographing a small Christmas tree with a Mamiya RB67.

 

Exhibitions, inspirations, general ramblings etc.

There were loads of exhibitions I wanted to go to see but didn't manage too as it was just to busy (and the trains weren't running properly over Christmas). On my list for this month are 'Instant Stories. Wim Wenders' Polaroids' at the Photographers' Gallery, Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican, and pretty much everything on the Shutter Hub '8 Great Exhibitions' blog - most importantly 'Borders', Shutter Hub's exhibition at the Bridewell Theatre Bar Gallery - the PV is on Friday 12th- see you there?

The last exhibition I did see, which is still on and I highly recommend visiting if you can, was Grayson Perry: The Life Of Julie Cope at Firstsite in Colchester. It's wonderful to see the tapestries, hear the story, and particularly to see the sketchbooks used to plan A House for Essex. It's on until 18th February.

Grayson Perry: The Life of Julie CopeGrayson Perry: The Life of Julie CopeGrayson Perry: The Life of Julie Cope

 

In my headphones: I've been rubbish at new music as usual, but lately I've been loving Gary Numan's 'Savage (songs from a broken world)'. I've also been getting more into podcasts (finally) and I absolutely love the fab Scenario, which not only tells the story behind photographs but has the fab Jessica McDermott going with the photographer when they take them, so it gives you a really unique insight. Highly recommend checking it out!

On my TV: 'The Good Place' on Netflix was great and I loved 'Please Like Me' on Amazon Prime. Over Christmas I enjoyed the beautifully shot 'The Miniaturist' and absolutely loved 'Hidden Figures', which Tim got me for Christmas. 'A Monster Calls' was beautiful but very moving!

 

That should do for now, but you can join me on Twitter or Instagram if you'd like to see snippets of my view of the world - it's looking quite wintry at the moment. I'm also trying to share a few Instagram Stories to show what I'm up to on a day-to-day basis. I've also got a newish newsletter you can sign up for below - I'm trying to share useful tips and things in that so let me know if there's anything you'd like me to look at.

My Instagram grid - Jan 2018.My Instagram grid - Jan 2018.My Instagram grid - Jan 2018. Have a great January!

 

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The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017 at The Savoy Hotel, London http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/12/the-garden-media-guild-awards-2017-at-the-savoy-hotel-london Last month I was commissioned to photograph the Garden Media Guild (GMG)’s annual award ceremony, which was held in the incredible Savoy Hotel on The Strand in London. This was the fourth year I have photographed this event and it was really lovely to be back to capture the event again this year. The awards celebrate the talent, skill and inspiration of garden media professionals across the industry, and are open to everyone who generates or publishes garden-related material.

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I was there capturing the day for those who were there and to publicise these and future awards. It was a fantastic day with a drinks reception, product demonstrations from the sponsors, delicious three-course lunch and much celebration at the awards ceremony itself, hosted by the fantastic Gyles Brandreth who had everyone roaring with laughter with his tales in the stunning surroundings of the Savoy.

Below are a few photographs from the day. To see the complete gallery on my website visit: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/gmgawards17

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Congratulations to everyone involved in a fantastic day – to see all the winners visit the GMG site here: https://www.gardenmediaguild.co.uk/awards/winners-2017/

 

If you are holding an event and would like a photographer to document it for you, please get in touch – I’d love to have a chat to see how I can help you. You can contact me at jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk or call me on 07751233292.

 

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Amass Zine - a foldy photo zine http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/10/amass-zine---a-foldy-photo-zine I've written before about my weird photo collections and I've been wanting to make a little zine for ages, so when Moo had a sale recently I decided to do something about it. I've made a 'foldy' zine before to give to people I was meeting at portfolio reviews, so I thought this might be a good approach for this. 

A browse of synonyms and a look in a dictionary later and I decided to call the zine series 'amass': to accumulate or collect.

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Issue one is titled 'obsolete': no longer used; out of date, and focuses on my collection of images of empty notice/advertising boards, which I've mentioned before: Why I like abandoned noticeboards.

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It's a 'foldy' zine, made from a sheet of A4 folded and cut to make a 6-page A7 booklet with an A4 poster on the reverse - three different image variations. The bright white paper is quite thick (200gsm) and I folded it by hand so it doesn't line up totally perfectly, but that's part of the charm!

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amass zine 01 - obsoleteamass zine 01 - obsoleteProduct shot of amass zine 01 - obsolete, by Jayne Lloyd

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amass zine 01 - obsoleteamass zine 01 - obsoleteProduct shot of amass zine 01 - obsolete, by Jayne Lloyd

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If you know me in the 'real world' I'll have a few on me if you'd like a look, but if you'd like to buy one online they are available to buy on Etsy for £1.50 + postage (65p within UK, £1.17 international).

I'll be sporadicly making new ones with different collections so check back to see what I'm up to, and I'd love to know your thoughts!

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Architectural Jewellery PV, Contemporary Applied Arts, London - event photography http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/9/architectural-jewellery-pv-contemporary-applied-arts-london---event-photography Last week I had a lovely evening photographing a 'Meet the Makers' evening event at Contemporary Applied Arts in Bankside, London, as part of their Architectural Jewellery exhibition for the Bankside Design District for the London Design Festival

 

Architectural Jewellery was a fabulous showcase of bold constructed, modernist and architecturally-inspired jewellery by CAA's maker members. Although the show itself has sadly now come to an end, many of the pieces are still able to be seen at CAA, where their constantly changing shop is always full of fantastic pieces by their 350 members, who represent the top talent in the UK today working across the disciplines of ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal and wood, creating unique hand made functional and non-functional objects.

 

'Meet the Makers' events are a fantastic opportunity to meet the people behind the designs and to find out more about their creative process. Here are a few photos from the evening - you can see the full gallery here, and please do visit CAA's website to learn more about them.

 

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CAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersCAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersMeet the Makers open evening for the Architectural Jewellery exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA).

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CAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersCAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersMeet the Makers open evening for the Architectural Jewellery exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA).

CAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersCAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersMeet the Makers open evening for the Architectural Jewellery exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA).

CAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersCAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersMeet the Makers open evening for the Architectural Jewellery exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA).

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CAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersCAA Architectural Jewellery - Meet the MakersMeet the Makers open evening for the Architectural Jewellery exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA).

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) caa contemporary applied arts corporate photography craft event photography london private view http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/9/architectural-jewellery-pv-contemporary-applied-arts-london---event-photography Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:00 GMT
Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, London - Event Photography http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/9/good-funeral-awards-2017-at-porchester-hall-london---event-photography Last week I had the privilege of photographing the Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall in Bayswater, London. The awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of the people in the funeral industry who do outstanding work for the bereaved and aims to be a bridge between the general public and the much misunderstood funeral industry. 

It was a fantastic day and I met some really wonderful people, who care very deeply about the incredibly important work that they do.

There was the most amazing chocolate cake sculpted by Conjurer's Kitchen, entertainment from the wonderful Allegra Shock and Alison Jiear, and the excellent host for the day was author Guy Browning.

Here are a few of my photos from the day - you can see more at the full gallery here, and please do visit the Good Funeral Awards website to learn more about the awards themselves.

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Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Good Funeral Awards 2017Good Funeral Awards 2017The Good Funeral Awards 2017 at Porchester Hall, 7 September 2017. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

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Abandoned noticeboards - an Instagram collection http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/7/abandoned-noticeboards---an-instagram-collection jayne_170710_2823jayne_170710_2823

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I have slightly bizarre little collections of things I notice while I'm out and about. Since University the recurring theme in my personal work has been documenting the traces that people leave behind and I like thinking about the stories behind them - why do I keep finding puzzle pieces on pavements? Why do people decide to wipe dirt from their hands on to a wall, where it will stay for pretty much ever?

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My main collection at the moment, though is empty noticeboards/advertising boards. My favourites are those that appear to have been abandoned for quite some time, but when I'm just walking past somewhere it's not always easy to tell if they've been given up or are just in-between notices. 

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I think it's fair to assume this is more than just 'in-between' notices.

Were their locations once hubs of activities but aren't so much anymore? Are physical notices needed less now that people have digital advertising methods?

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Let's not over-think it too much though - I just like them! Frames are pleasing to photograph. I should probably add that I don't go hunting for them either - these are things I see when I'm going about my day and photograph on my phone. Yes, I'll cross a road or nip round a corner if I spot one, but I'm not trawling the streets or making special trips to find them.

These are probably the photos that started the collection:

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All those staples and bits of tape - I can't help but wonder what they used to hold, who read them and what it lead them to!

 

So for the Shutter Hub OPEN this year I decided to enter a couple from the series, and was delighted that the noticeboard from Trinity Street, Colchester was selected for inclusion. The show runs from 2-30 July at The Dark Room, Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh as part of Retina Scottish International Photography Festival, but if you can't make it to Edinburgh you can see all the photos from the show here and vote for your favourite. 

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The print before it went up to Scotland

 

What are your thoughts? Do you have any collections/themes you keep returning to? I'd love to hear about them.

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Wrabness Day Trip Photo Zine http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/6/wrabness-daytrip-photo-zine Recently I found myself with a very quiet Sunday morning - on the Saturday evening I though it would be nice to do something with it, so I had a look for somewhere not too far away that I hadn't visited before. I found this 'Woodland and River Ramble', packed my camera and got a relatively early train to Wrabness.

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I decided that I'd just photograph whatever caught my eye on the walk, do an edit and make a little book of the photos. I'm really interested in zines and thought this might be a good little project to get me actually making something. 

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The walk was really lovely, as is the village. It was a warm day but not too hot, and the walk had a lovely mix of a slightly coastal feel, fields and woodlands - about two and a half hours all together, with all my stopping for photos.

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I stuck with a 50mm lens and I decided I wouldn't crop beyond straightening the odd shot (I'm very fussy about that). I wanted to be a bit constrained to make me think about things more.

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There is a really great community shop next to the station with an excellent range of products and I was very grateful for the cool drink and Tunnock's Teacake I treated myself to while waiting for my train back to Colchester.

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There's almost definitely a better way to do this but it worked for me

When I got back I edited the images down. I decided to keep them in the order I shot them and was really interested to see how some of the pairs echoed each other - the triangle of a rope swing and the triangle of a path through the woods, red and white tape in a field, red and white flower by the hedge. 

 

 

 

In the next couple of days I spent a bit of time making a very small book - A7, I suppose. The whole project probably took about a day, altogether. It's just printed on my printer, cut and stitched by me, so it's pretty rough round the edges and doesn't line up properly at the ends, but I'm pretty pleased with it on the whole and it's definitely encouraged me to do more mini-projects and make more zines/photobooks.

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Notes on May http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/6/notes-on-may Argh! How has May been and gone already?! Here are some highlights:

Promotional photography

Last month I mentioned that Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA) launched a new special exhibition in April - Bloomin' Jewels: The blossoming of the floral in contemporary jewellery, guest curated by Corinne Julius. I took some installation shots to show it all set up:

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Pika by Rie Taniguchi

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Unfold by Kayo Saito

 

I photographed the Business Woman's Network's May meeting with speaker Mark Pettit, who spoke about how to 'power up productivity and profitability'. As always it was very informative and full of great opportunities. I'm trying to use my time better using Mark's tips!

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Power up productivity and profitability with Mark PettitPower up productivity and profitability with Mark PettitBusiness Woman's Network event, 19 May 2017 at Wivenhoe House Hotel.

 

 

Editorial Photography

I was commissioned by The English Garden Magazine to photograph the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. You can read my blog about this and see their updates on the show here.

 

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

 

 

Exhibitions, inspirations, general ramblings etc.

I took a much needed inspiration day and went to visit 'Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith' at Dulwich Picture Gallery, which was lovely. I really enjoyed both 'Just Kids' and 'M Train' by Patti Smith so it was wonderful to see these photographs in person. 

Then I popped along to The Photographers Gallery to see the Deutsche Böerse Photography Foundation Prize. Dana Lixenberg was a well-deserved winner - her project 'Imperial Courts' was incredible, but I also found Sophie Calle's 'My All' hugely moving. 

 

That evening was the opening of Accumulate's 'Made by Us' exhibition at the Guardian, which was fantastic! It was wonderful to see all the hard work everyone had put in come together in such a brilliant exhibition. Shutter Hub are now running an appeal to ensure that the participants can continue their photography - #CAMERAAMNESTY. If you have an old camera sitting gathering dust please do consider donating it to this fantastic cause!

 

I collected my prints from my recent holidays - instant cameras from Reykjavic and Italy, and a roll from a Kodak Beirette that I picked up at the Farleigh Hospice charity shop in Moulsham Street, Chelmsford (they regularly have old camera events). I particularly liked this shot from Reykjavic, and the one below is from the Beirette. I hadn't quite sussed out how to rewind the film, which is why there's a light leak, but I quite like it.

 

 

I managed to get to the seaside again for a friend's birthday and had a great weekend of sea air, hearty meals and laughter round the campfire.

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We also went to Slam Dunk Festival, which was brilliant - an incredible line-up with some our favourites including Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Don Broco and Enter Shikari.

 

I wondered if people are interested in other things I enjoy, like music and TV shows? I get a lot of inspiration from them and I love when people tell me about what they're listening to/watching, but not sure if mine are that interesting, particularly as I'm terrible for not finding new bands, just being stuck in the past. I'll give it a go, and you can tell me if you'd rather I didn't! 

In my headphones: I've been re-discovering Björk (definitely influenced by travelling to Iceland), I really liked the new At The Drive In album In-ter a-li-a too, and my friends Rad Pitt launched their album Pink which is pretty awesome. Of course I was listening to the Slam Dunk bands quite a bit in the lead-up to that too, so I've had quite a lot of Ska in my ears.

On my TV: Netflix - the brilliant Master of None was back with an excellent second series, series 3 of Better Call Saul (visually gorgeous as well as everything else), Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 12(!) and Designated Survivor was back too. Big Little Lies was excellent, and we've also been really enjoying The Good Fight - one of few shows to be talking about America now, in my opinion.

That should do for now, but you can join me on Twitter or Instagram if you'd like to see snippets of my view of the world - there are quite a few shadows at the moment. I'm also trying to share a few Instagram Stories to show what I'm up to on a day-to-day basis. I've also got a newish newsletter you can sign up for below - I'm trying to share useful tips and things in that so let me know if there's anything you'd like me to look at.

 

Have a great June!

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Colchester-based Essex-based Instagram Jane Jayne Lloyd Photography business commissioned corporate diary documentary editorial photography iPhoneography journal lifestyle photographer photography reportage http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/6/notes-on-may Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:54:05 GMT
RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden magazine http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/5/editorial-photography---rhs-chelsea-flower-show-for-the-english-garden-magazine Earlier this week I worked with The English Garden magazine to photograph the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I do have a background in garden photography, as my first job in the photography industry was at Garden World Images, but this was the first time I had been to Chelsea!

It was a very busy press day but I really enjoyed capturing all the different gardens, visitors and unusual plants. There were some really stunning designs, gorgeous colour combinations and plenty of inspiration for keen gardeners (I wish I were better at it myself!)

Here are some of my photographs from the day, but check out The English Garden's blog for the full story and all the latest news from Chelsea.

 

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Best in Show - M&G Investments Garden, designed by James Basson

 

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Chris Evans presents his Radio 2 breakfast show from The Anneka Rice Colour Cutting Garden, designed by Sarah Raven 

 

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Aquilegia canadensis in Charlotte Harris’ garden

 

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Mary Berry in The Chris Evans Taste Garden, designed by Jon Wheatley

 

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Breaking Ground for Darwin Property Investment Management Ltd., designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam

 

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The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden, designed by Matt Keightley

 

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Gosho No Niwa No Wall No War, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara

 

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The Morgan Stanley Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw

 

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The Zoe Ball Listening Garden, designed by James Alexander-Sinclair 

 

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Bill Bailey at the British Ecological Society stand

 

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Beneath A Mexican Sky, designed by Manoj Malde

 

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Driftwood sculptures by James Doran-Webb

 

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Clematis ‘Taiga’, from Thorncroft Clematis

Don't forget to check out The English Garden's blog for the full story and all the latest news from Chelsea.

 


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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Chelsea Flower RHS Show editorial garden photography http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/5/editorial-photography---rhs-chelsea-flower-show-for-the-english-garden-magazine Fri, 26 May 2017 15:35:56 GMT
Home/Work Project - Teigh-Anne's Workspace http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/5/home/work-project---teigh-annes-workspace Today's blog features Teigh-Anne's workspace as part of my Home/Work project. I visited Teigh-Anne at her wonderfully colourful home to photograph her workspace.

What type of business do you run?
I’m currently creating a couple of books at the moment so I’m not sure that falls under the category of a business. I’m an artist. I do run a non-profit community organisation though – which focuses on laughter and happiness.

When did you start working from home? 
I used to work from home in my previous role as PR and communications Lead for Involving Essex until the project lost funding and I was made redundant in 2009. This job had needed to be flexible and they had allowed me to work from home because of family/carer commitments looking after my son. He has special needs so when I was made redundant I set up my own organisation continuing some of what I’d been doing previously around mental health. 
Creativity is very important to me and so I’ve been developing that side of my life and an opportunity came up to focus a bit more on this area.

What made you decide to work from home rather than in premises off site?
I had a studio space at Hylands House for a short time but it really didn’t suit me at all. Mostly it’s about time, and being able to work flexibly. I couldn’t really afford the rent – plus the travel there and the commitment to covering it when it was open to the public was impractical for me with my son and meant less time spent on actual creating. I decided the best solution would be to invest my redundancy money in building a studio at home. I needed resources to be able to create and little by little, one step at a time I started to build these – so when I left Hylands I needed an alternative. I used the kitchen until I finally had the log cabin built which was a much more cost effective solution. 

What do you like best about working from home?
The flexibility and that I can work it around my son. I am able to work an hour at a time, and sometimes late after my son has gone to bed so I can focus.  I need to be in the right environment to thrive and this allows me to do that.

Are there any difficulties in working from home?
It can get lonely – when I worked in an office I enjoyed mostly making people laugh. I have joined some networking groups and this enables me to get out of the house and learn other aspects of business that I’ll need along the road and running laughter workshops helps to add in that people contact with much needed connection and positivity.  

What is your favourite feature of your workspace?
When I was planning what the ideal space would be for me I really wanted to have various areas. I wanted somewhere to sculpt, have numerous paintings being created simultaneously and somewhere to draw. I also wanted to be able to be messy without worry. It’s just all about flexibility really and being able to create something that puts all of my training and experience together into a resource that will help others. 

Teigh-Anne's websites are being updated but you will soon be able to find out more at www.tashave.co.uk and www.giggletogether.co.uk 

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Home/Work is my current project documenting people who work from home. 'Home' is a recurring theme in my work - I am fascinated by our interactions with objects and spaces, particularly our homes, and with the number of home workers on the increase I thought this would be fascinating to investigate. 

According to the UK Office for National Statistics, "There were 4.2 million home workers in January-March 2014, or 13.9% of those in work. This was the highest rate of home working since comparable records began in 1998." Visit www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/characteristics-of-home-workers/2014/sty-home-workers.html for further information on these statistics.

I am hoping to photograph the workspaces of lots of different people, working in a wide range of industries, but all of whom work from their home or within the grounds of their home. I am interested in how people create these workspaces and how the lines between home and work are defined or blurred. If you work from home and are interested in participating in the project please get in touch!

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Home/Work business photography documentary photography project work http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/5/home/work-project---teigh-annes-workspace Wed, 17 May 2017 06:30:00 GMT
Notes on April http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/5/notes-on-april April was a pretty excellent month - I was travelling for half of it! I did do some work too (and I seemed to adopt a '4 camera minimum' whilst on my travels, which is probably a bit odd), but here are some highlights:

Promotional photography

Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA) launched a new special exhibition in April - Bloomin' Jewels: The blossoming of the floral in contemporary jewellery, guest curated by Corinne Julius. It was wonderful to photograph some of the work featured in the exhibition, and to capture the opening night too. There are some really stunning pieces on display so highly recommend a visit - if you haven't been before it's just by Tate Modern.

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(Images, L-R: Hans Stofer, Enzian; Rie Taniguchi, Pika; Sonia Cheadle, Summer brooch)

 

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I photographed the Business Woman's Network's April meeting with speaker Keith Grinsted, who spoke about how to get the most from LinkedIn. It was very informative and full of great opportunities.

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Digital imaging consultancy

I had another session helping a client digitise slides for lectures. She is now all set up for her upcoming lectures with PowerPoints and slide lists, and I had another dose of inspiration!

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Shutter Hub

Great news for Shutter Hub as we were awarded the the UK Blog Award's 'Best Photography Blog'

I joined the Shutter Hub team on a trip to Hunstanton where we had some time to concentrate of work and planning. We squeezed in a bit of photography and some exploring too of course. Lots of exciting things on the way - check out shutterhub.org.uk to see what we're up to and join in on the current calls for entries for the OPEN and Artificial Things!

If you haven't already, you can also check out my opinion piece on the value of photography

 

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Travel

This month Tim and I had a sort-of belated honeymoon and went to Venice, Rome and Reykjavik (we came home in between to pack for the totally different climate!). We had an amazing time and saw some awesome things. I will do proper posts about these soon (I have a LOT of photos to process!), but here are a few shots in the meantime!

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(Full disclosure - it didn't look this bright to the naked eye - it was incredible, but a lot more subtle. The long exposure needed to capture it made it a lot clearer on camera)

Exhibitions, general ramblings etc.

While we were in Reykjavik we went to the National Museum of Iceland, which was excellent and filled with lots of displays all about the history of Iceland, but there were also two photographic exhibitions which I really enjoyed.

Steinholt by Christopher Taylor explored memories connected with Steinholt (the house Taylor's wife's grandparents built in 1929) in rich, striking black-and-white images. I think it particularly appealed to me having photographed the house my own grandad designed.

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Grímsey by Cole Barash captured the people, landscapes and details of the island of Grímsey in rich colour and gave a wonderful insight into the community. I particularly liked the details of everyday life as that's so often what I'm drawn to myself.

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Tim and I also went to see the BP Portrait Award 2016 which is on display at Firstsite in Colchester at the moment. We enjoyed the variety of work but my favourites were Falk by David von Bassewitz and Stanley on a Painter's Rag by Keith Robinson:

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The journal-of-sorts has been on a bit of a hiatus as I fell so behind while I was away. I'm catching up/starting up again from this weekend though so check back next time... 

...While we're on checking back, I said last month to check back to see if I acted on my note to self to EXPERIMENT MORE - I think I've started off fairly well but there's a way to go. I mixed things up with photographs on holiday and I'm planning on doing something a bit different for the Shutter Hub exhibitions. 

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That should do for now, but you can join me on Twitter or Instagram if you'd like to see snippets of my view of the world - there's quite a bit of seaside at the moment. I'm also trying to share a few Instagram Stories.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Colchester-based Essex-based Instagram Jane Jayne Lloyd Photography business commissioned corporate diary documentary iPhoneography journal lifestyle photographer photography reportage http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/5/notes-on-april Fri, 12 May 2017 11:43:22 GMT
Notes on March http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/4/notes-on-march Well it's been lovely seeing spring really starting to break through this month! March was another month filled with a mix of things, so here are a few highlights:

Website and newsletter

I've had a bit of a re-jig of the website: updated my portfolio, changed how things are organised etc. I'd be interested to know your thoughts on this and if there's anything you'd like to see more/less of. 

I also set up my new monthly newsletter. I am aiming to share some useful information as well as letting people know what I'm up to, so I hope you might like to sign up, and again if you have any feedback on what you like/aren't so keen on it would be great to hear it!

 

Promotional photography

I photographed one of the Chelmsford Breakfast Business Club's meetings for our promotional material. CBBC is a networking group I've been a member of for a while - a great group of people from a range of different industries. If you're interested in coming along you can find out more on the website: www.chelmsfordnetworking.co.uk

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It was the Business Woman's Network's 8th birthday this month so there was a very busy meeting with speaker Annabel Kaye from KoffeeKlatch, which I photographed for them. There was also cake, which was delicious!

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It was wonderful to see one of my shots from the session with The Bra Consultancy featured in the Chelmsford Weekly News. Check out the article here to learn more about the fantastic work they do with women looking for specialist bras following surgery.

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I had a haircut so it seemed like a good time to take a more recent self portrait:

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Digital imaging consultancy

I continued my work helping a client digitise slides for lectures. I came away inspired yet again and determined to study art history a bit more. I'll let you know how that goes... I have an idea...

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Shutter Hub

It was great to get fully involved in work with Shutter Hub this month. I visited the University of Northampton for a day of portfolio reviews with the second year students. It was a really interesting day seeing a wide range of work and I hope that I was able to provide useful advice for refining their selections. 

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Then later that week the Shutter Hub team all visited the Photographers' Gallery working with Accumul8 to help with portfolio reviews. Accumul8 is a social enterprise project that helps young, homeless people explore their creativity through a range of creative workshops, including photography, film making, creative writing and illustration, and it was great to be involved in helping the participants select which images to put into their upcoming exhibition at The Guardian in Kings Cross, and to enter for the opportunity to be awarded one of three scholarships to pay for opportunity to study on the one year creative and digital media course at Ravensbourne. Find out about the exhibition here: http://accumulate.org.uk/the-accumulate-exhibition/ and check out shutterhub.org.uk to see more of what we're up to - lots of exciting things to come!

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Project work

I did a shoot for the Home/Work project with an artist I have known for a few years. Another very inspiring morning and what an incredible workspace! Really looking forward to sharing that on the blog soon.

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Exhibitions, general ramblings etc.

The journal-of-sorts is continuing, though all the things I've stuck in mean it's become massive already and there's no way it's going to hold together for the whole year!

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I finally managed to get to Tate Modern to see The Radical Eye and Wolfgang Tillmans 2017. I was nearby for a client meeting so thought I'd make good use of the rest of Saturday and see them both. I must get a National Art Pass, but as I hadn't at the time I took advantage of the combined ticket with free drink (I thought I'd add cake to really make it an extra big treat) - what a lovely idea! 

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The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection is a great opportunity to see photographs from the first half of the twentieth century in Sir Elton John's impressive collection. Seeing prints the of such iconic images as Man Ray's Glass Tears and Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother is wonderful, and the way the work was grouped flowed really well. I particularly liked Irving Penn's Corner Portraits, and some of the collage pieces, and the video showing Sir Elton John in his apartment where the photographs are displayed was really lovely - it's great to see the joy that they bring him, and that they are looked at every day with real attention.

It's on until 21 May so visit if you can!

 

Wolfgang Tillmans 2017 was also excellent, and I enjoyed the way the work was presented, 'specially configured by Tillmans as a personal response to the present moment' - we had to look up, down, flick through books. Prints were many different sizes and on a variety of papers. Instead of having captions on the walls, each visitor was given a booklet, which I really enjoyed. Instead of doing the polite shuffling around the text we normally have to do you could read at your own pace. To be honest I looked a bit at the time but read it properly on the train home, when I could think a little more about it. 

This runs until 11 June so do go see it!

In my notebook I wrote EXPERIMENT MORE! In big bold letters - both exhibitions made me feel this way. Check back next month to see if I acted on it.

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I think that will do for now, but I am posting more regularly now, and you can join me on Twitter or Instagram if you'd like to see snippets of my view of the world - I'm still a bit obsessed with noticeboards that are no longer in use and walls being used as places people wipe their hands...

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Colchester-based Essex-based Instagram Jane Jayne Lloyd Photography business commissioned corporate diary documentary iPhoneography journal lifestyle photographer photography reportage http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/4/notes-on-march Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:30:00 GMT
Home/Work Project - Anne's Workspace http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/3/home/work-project---annes-workspace Today's blog features Anne's workspace as part of my Home/Work project. I visited Anne at her lovely home earlier this month to photograph her workspace (and chat about photography!).

What type of business do you run?
Photography - specialising in weddings and portraits but also undertaking some corporate work.

When did you start working from home? 
Autumn 2015

What made you decide to work from home rather than in premises off site?
I’m not really in a position to rent a studio space at the moment, and since most of my photoshoots take place outdoors or in clients’ home, it’s not a problem really.  However, wouldn’t it be amazing to have a studio?!

What do you like best about working from home?
Being able to work around personal commitments and interests is great, and in the summer, I tend to take breaks away from the laptop with a spot of gardening!

Are there any difficulties in working from home?
Not really.

What is your favourite feature of your workspace?
My big table!  I love to be organised, so I tend to lay out my work so that I can see it all in front of me.  I’ve also just had my workspace painted - it’s been transformed from magnolia to a blue/grey colour.  Very relaxing to the eye.

To find out more about Anne's work visit her website www.annethomasphotography.co.uk or connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/annethomasphotography Twitter: twitter.com/AnneThomasPhoto and Instagram: www.instagram.com/annethomasphotography

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Home/Work is my current project documenting people who work from home. 'Home' is a recurring theme in my work - I am fascinated by our interactions with objects and spaces, particularly our homes, and with the number of home workers on the increase I thought this would be fascinating to investigate. 

According to the UK Office for National Statistics, "There were 4.2 million home workers in January-March 2014, or 13.9% of those in work. This was the highest rate of home working since comparable records began in 1998." Visit www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/characteristics-of-home-workers/2014/sty-home-workers.html for further information on these statistics.

I am hoping to photograph the workspaces of lots of different people, working in a wide range of industries, but all of whom work from their home or within the grounds of their home. I am interested in how people create these workspaces and how the lines between home and work are defined or blurred. If you work from home and are interested in participating in the project please get in touch!

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Home/Work business photography documentary photography project work http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/3/home/work-project---annes-workspace Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:30:00 GMT
Notes on the year so far... http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/3/notes-on-the-year-so-far Well it's March already so I thought it would be good to let you know what I've been up to recently - I do quite a mix of work so I think it's probably helpful to talk more about it!

January and February were a very busy couple of months, with quite a range of projects, so here is a little about some of them:

 

Promotional photography

I shot a new line of jewellery for my regular client Carrie Elizabeth's Not on the High Street store - initial necklaces in silver, gold and rose gold. They are really lovely and it's well worth checking out their gorgeous products! You can also buy directly at carrieelizabeth.co.uk and ASOS.

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Digital imaging consultancy

It has been a busy couple of months for consultancy/digital imaging work - I was back helping a client whose slides I have been digitising for lectures. It's a job I have really enjoyed as it gives me the chance to look at images of art and design that I hadn't come across before - it's always very inspiring! 

In a similar vein, I was really pleased to go back to the Geffrye Museum to work in the picture library where I worked before I went freelance in 2013, checking images and adding them to their picture library system. It was great to see familiar faces and see how things had changed. I really enjoyed checking out their Teenage Bedrooms exhibition too!

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Project work

I managed to squeeze in a couple of shoots for my ongoing project Home/Work too - I revisited Jo to see her new workspace in her garden, and also photographed photographer Anne's workspace, which will be on the blog very soon.

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Shutter Hub

I'm excited to say that I'm now a Project Manager for Shutter Hub, an awesome photography organisation doing lots of great things! I'll be getting a lot more involved over the coming months so will share updates when I can. Check out shutterhub.org.uk to see what we're up to!

 

Exhibitions, general ramblings etc.

In more general news, I've been making an attempt at keeping a sort-of journal this year. I'm terrible at journals - I just can't keep up with them. So this time I'm trying just sticking photos from each day in, adding words when I feel like it, and other random things. So far it's working quite well. I'm not totally giving up when I miss a day, and I've been enjoying taking time out to do a bit of collaging each week!

jayne_170122_8102jayne_170122_8102 I haven't been great at visiting exhibitions this month as it's been so busy, but I did catch Gee Vaucher: Introspective at Firstsite, which was excellent. I think most people are familiar with Vaucher's 'Oh America' image which has been used extensively in the media recently, but the wide range of her work is quite staggering. The exhibition has finished now but it's well worth checking out her work if you can.

 

I think that will do for now, but I'll be posting more regularly now, and you can join me on Twitter or Instagram if you'd like to see snippets of my view of the world - current interests include noticeboards that are now longer in use, walls being used as places to wipe your hands, and our adventures in decorating...

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Colchester-based Essex-based Instagram Jane Jayne Lloyd Photography business commissioned corporate diary documentary iPhoneography journal lifestyle photographer photography reportage http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/3/notes-on-the-year-so-far Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:30:00 GMT
Home/Work Project - Jo's Oil Shack http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/2/home/work-project---jos-oil-shack Today's Home/Work blog is a bit different as I am revisiting Jo, who has a new workspace in her garden - the Oil Shack. Jo runs a holistic therapy business from home called Oils By Jo, for which she uses DoTERRA essential oils. You may remember I featured Jo's office and treatment room in her lovely light and calming home in June last year, so it was great to see how her setup had changed. You can see her previous workspace here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2016/7/home/work-project---jos-home-office-and-treatment-room.

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

I asked Jo a few follow-up questions to find out a bit more about her new workspace:

What made you decide to build a new workspace at your home, rather than continuing with your existing setup, or taking on space away from home?
The reason I wanted my outdoor space was because I was having many clients coming to me with huge health issues and they all seem to get very emotional during the process so I wanted them to relax in a professional but caring atmosphere. I wanted a relaxed, honest and comfortable area for every client to relax in.

I have a few crystals in certain areas that allow people to talk without judgement and in other areas such as the massage area to relax. There is a salt lamp to help with calm and relax too. It is a no shoe environment to enhance the grounding feeling.

What do you like best about from home, but outside of the house?
I love working from home as it all seems like 1 big unit being with the family and working with more clients because of the flexibility. I can pop out to the shack on a Saturday or a Sunday if a clients wishes to talk.

Are there any difficulties?
There are no difficulties apart from not enough hours in the day to help everyone! 

What is your favourite feature of your workspace?
My favourite feature has to be sitting up to the long table sharing the oils with people, I'm so happy with all of the amazing results I am having and changing people's lives drastically.

 

To find out more about Jo's work visit www.oilsbyjo.co.uk or follow her on Facebook: facebook.com/oilsbyjo, Twitter: twitter.com/oilsbyjo or Instagram: www.instagram.com/oilsbyjo/

 

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Home/Work is my current project documenting people who work from home. 'Home' is a recurring theme in my work - I am fascinated by our interactions with objects and spaces, particularly our homes, and with the number of home workers on the increase I thought this would be fascinating to investigate. 

According to the UK Office for National Statistics, "There were 4.2 million home workers in January-March 2014, or 13.9% of those in work. This was the highest rate of home working since comparable records began in 1998." Visit www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/characteristics-of-home-workers/2014/sty-home-workers.html for further information on these statistics.

I am hoping to photograph the workspaces of lots of different people, working in a wide range of industries, but all of whom work from their home or within the grounds of their home. I am interested in how people create these workspaces and how the lines between home and work are defined or blurred. If you work from home and are interested in participating in the project please get in touch!

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Home/Work business photography documentary photography project work http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/2/home/work-project---jos-oil-shack Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:28:45 GMT
Home/Work Project - Sam's Home Office http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2016/11/home/work-project---sams-home-office Today's blog features Sam's home office as part of my Home/Work project. I visited Sam at her lovely home earlier this month to photograph her workspace.

What type of business do you run?
In short I am a freelance marketing consultant offering marketing & business services across Essex and Chelmsford. My marketing & business experience is broad and I recognise the need for small to medium businesses to access marketing services an affordable price to move their business forward.

When did you start working from home? 
January 2014.

What made you decide to work from home rather than in premises off site?
Flexibility, life work balance

What do you like best about working from home?
Being able to step in and out of work and home easily

Are there any difficulties in working from home?
None

What is your favourite feature of your workspace?
My family photos, for happy and comfortable with my family around me.

To find out more about Sam's work visit her website www.samgroeber.co.uk or connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/samgroebermarketing and Twitter: twitter.com/samgmarketing

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

Home/WorkHome/WorkPart of the Home/Work project by Jayne Lloyd, documenting people who work from home.

 

 


Home/Work is my current project documenting people who work from home. 'Home' is a recurring theme in my work - I am fascinated by our interactions with objects and spaces, particularly our homes, and with the number of home workers on the increase I thought this would be fascinating to investigate. 

According to the UK Office for National Statistics, "There were 4.2 million home workers in January-March 2014, or 13.9% of those in work. This was the highest rate of home working since comparable records began in 1998." Visit www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/characteristics-of-home-workers/2014/sty-home-workers.html for further information on these statistics.

I am hoping to photograph the workspaces of lots of different people, working in a wide range of industries, but all of whom work from their home or within the grounds of their home. I am interested in how people create these workspaces and how the lines between home and work are defined or blurred. If you work from home and are interested in participating in the project please get in touch!

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Home/Work business photography documentary photography project work http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2016/11/home/work-project---sams-home-office Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:27:50 GMT
Notes on last week – 18 October 2016 http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2016/10/notes-on-last-week-18-october-2016 It was another crazy busy week last week! Work-wise it was mostly processing and office-based things, so I bought a lovely autumnal bouquet to brighten up the office. I had a couple of great days out exploring London - my mum and I managed to go on the Emirates Airline, Up at the o2, on the Thames Clipper, the London Eye, met my sister for dinner and went to see the Lion King - all of which were brilliant! I had another great day for my friend's hen party, including a historical scavenger hunt around Moorgate - great fun! This was a two-pie week - the very best kind of week.

While you're here, just a reminder that the Girl Town exhibition organised by Shutter Hub and the Old Girls' Club at St Margaret's House for Photomonth, is still on, featuring some of my work amongst a wonderful selection of photographs celebrating the culture of the female in the 21st century. Do check it out if you can!

What have you been up to?

 

The weekly montage is a collection of some of my shots (usually from the previous week!), a mix of work and leisure from an assortment of cameras and Instagram. If you like my snaps come join me over on Instagram to see more!

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Colchester-based Essex-based Instagram Jane Jayne Lloyd Photography diary documentary iPhoneography journal lifestyle photographer photography reportage http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2016/10/notes-on-last-week-18-october-2016 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:05:00 GMT