Jayne Lloyd: Blog http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Jayne Lloyd jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:41:00 GMT Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:41:00 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 Exhibition: The Chelmsford Arts Trail 2018 http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/7/exhibition-the-chelmsford-arts-trail-2018 July has been a very busy month for exhibitions! In my role as project manager at Shutter Hub, I went with founder and creative director Karen Harvey to the opening of 'Because We Can', Shutter Hub's exhibition as part of Festival Pil'ours in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France. Festival Pil'ours is an annual international festival of photography showcasing the work of female-identifying photographers from around the world and it was incredible to be part of it. A full blog will follow on that!

Back in the UK, I'm really pleased to be exhibiting work at the Chelmsford Arts Trail, which runs from Sunday 22 July to Sunday 5th August in Moulsham Street, Chelmsford. There are 26 venues showing the work of 24 artists so do try to see them if you can - there's a great selection of hugely varied work so well worth checking out!

 I'm very lucky to have work in two locations, so I thought I'd do quite different things in each:

 

Home/Work at Pitman Training, 1 Moulsham Street

I'm displaying photographs from my ongoing series 'Home/Work', which documents people who live and work in the same premises, at the Pitman Training Centre. You can see the images at 1 Moulsham Street (the High Street side of Town, next to Thomas Cook Travel, overlooking the river - click here for a map). Please pop in to see them - they are open:

Monday 9am - 7:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 7:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 12:30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

Jayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailJayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailHome/Work displayed in Pitman Training Chelmsford for the Chelmsford Art Trail 2018

Jayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailJayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailHome/Work displayed in Pitman Training Chelmsford for the Chelmsford Art Trail 2018

Jayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailJayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailHome/Work displayed in Pitman Training Chelmsford for the Chelmsford Art Trail 2018

Incongruous. Amass Zine 02 at David John, 163-164 Moulsham Street

I'm launching my second zine in the 'Amass' series with a display at David John. Incongruous is a collection of the bizarre things I find in gutters while I'm traveling about. Not just litter, but things that intrigue or confuse, pleasingly framed within the lines. The display is in the window so you can see it any time, and copies of the zine are available to buy at David John, or you can order online at Etsy here.

Jayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailJayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailIncongruous, Amass Zine 02 displayed in David John Salon for the Chelmsford Art Trail 2018

Jayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailJayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailIncongruous, Amass Zine 02 displayed in David John Salon for the Chelmsford Art Trail 2018

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Jayne Lloyd is a professional photographer specialising in working with creatives and has worked on commissions with the Geffrye Museum, Wallace Collection, Contemporary Applied Arts gallery and The English Garden magazine. She has a background in picture libraries, specialising in museums.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Chelmsford Arts Trail documentary exhibition Home/Work photography zine http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/7/exhibition-the-chelmsford-arts-trail-2018 Sun, 22 Jul 2018 07:30:00 GMT
Notes on June (and a few months before that too...) http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/7/notes-on-June It's been a little while since I've done a 'Notes on' post, so here we are, highlights since my last 'Notes on...' post, but I'll keep it fairly brief!

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Commissioned photography

As is often the way, many of my shoots can't be shared on here for confidentiality or embargo reasons (plus it makes me sound more mysterious and exciting), but here are a few things I can share . 

I was really pleased to be asked to photograph the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden magazine again this year. You can see more about this in my blog post about it here.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine.

 

June was a busy month for product photography, with commissions including a game (different iterations since the 70s), and some Christmas decorations (yup, things move quickly around here!)

 

I photographed a Ghostwood Shanks rehearsal as they get ready for the release of a new EP and some gigs in coming months. I heard one of their new songs and my honest reaction was to blurt out "well, that was awesome!" so I look forward to everyone hearing that.

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I posted a blog about the shoot I did for ICEX Ltd., which you can read here.

 

I photographed the Business Woman's Network's Colchester events, and you can see all the photos from those events here.

BWN April 2018BWN April 2018'From Cold Calls To Hot Leads' Masterclass & Networking Masterclass with Laura Morrison from Your Telemarketing Ltd. - Business Woman's Network event, at Colchester Weston Homes Stadium, 20 April 2018.

 

I photographed the Colchester Digital Meetup events - as I've said before, it's a very friendly, interesting group and if you are in the Colchester area and interested in Digital then I highly recommend coming along.

Colchester Digital March 2018Colchester Digital March 2018Colchester Digital March 2018 - Beyond the Buzzwords with Matt Chick and discussion on latest trends.

 

Shutter Hub

There has been A LOT going on with Shutter Hub recently! We've just launched our new website, the development of which I have been overseeing with Karen Harvey and Tim Jukes Design. We're really proud of the new site and the new opportunities it brings for our members. Do check it out!

Screenshot of the Shutter Hub homepage, featuring a shot featured in 'Because We Can', Festival Pil'ours, FranceScreenshot of the Shutter Hub homepage, featuring a shot featured in 'Because We Can', Festival Pil'ours, FranceScreenshot of the Shutter Hub homepage, featuring a shot featured in 'Because We Can', Festival Pil'ours, France

We're also taking The Shutter Hub exhibition 'Because We Can' to Festival Pil’ours, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France on 8th July. We will be exhibiting work from photographers around the world, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, United States, Qatar, the UK and I'm very pleased to have some work in it myself! Find out all about that here.

 

Teaching

This year I was a tutor on the Accumulate photography workshops - an incredible charity working with homeless young people. I wrote about my experience on the Shutter Hub blog so you can read about it there. It was brilliant to be a small part of it and wonderful to see everything come together at their incredible exhibition at The Guardian

Jayne Lloyd with students and participants on the Accumulate Photography Workshops.Jayne Lloyd with students and participants on the Accumulate Photography Workshops.Jayne Lloyd with students and participants on the Accumulate Photography Workshops.

Photo by Nico Froehlich

 

Photos for my own enjoyment

I went on a day trip to Walton-on-the-Naze and documented it on a disposable camera.

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Totally not fitting for our current climate, I've been taking random photos around the place, like this rain on the window a little while back. 

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Exhibitions, inspirations, general ramblings etc.

Patti Smith joined Instagram and it's honestly one of the greatest things to happen on the platform - I recommend following her if you want to be inspired and have some joy and hope for the world on your feed.

Tim and I went to see the Britishness Project at Firstsite in Colchester, which was really interesting and inspiring. On my way to the Accumulate exhibition opening I went to see Another Kind of Life at the Barbican - lots to think about there.

The Britishness Project at Firstsite, ColchesterThe Britishness Project at Firstsite, ColchesterThe Britishness Project at Firstsite, Colchester 'The Britishness Project', Firstsite
Accumulate's 'Displacement' exhibition at the Guardian officesAccumulate's 'Displacement' exhibition at the Guardian officesAccumulate's 'Displacement' exhibition at the Guardian offices Accumulate' 'Displacement' exhibition opening

In my headphones: Nine Inch Nails released their new mini album 'Bad Witch' on the same day I went to see them at Royal Festival Hall for Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival, then I saw them at the Royal Albert Hall two days later - one of the best weekends ever! The sound in Festival Hall is amazing, I was a bit nervous about seating because I've never sat at a gig before, but everyone stood up anyway and both gigs were just completely incredible. I particularly liked that the Royal Albert Hall sent me an email with links to photos the next week - a really nice touch. If you like them as much as I do you should watch Lauren Laverne's interview with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Nine Inch Nails at the Royal Albert HallNine Inch Nails at the Royal Albert HallNine Inch Nails at the Royal Albert Hall

 

A Perfect Circle released the Eat the Elephant, the album I mentioned previously. It gets better and better with more listens and we had an amazing night watching them perform at the Brixton Academy. In preparation for that I was listening to all their albums a lot and will just say that eMOTIVe feels very relevant, 14 years after it's initial release. 

 

On my TV: The Good Fight was back with a second series and was brilliant - so sharp, I love it. We're now up-to-date with Vikings having started watching it at the beginning of the year - not for the faint hearted but a great series. I watched Dina recently based purely on the thumbnail image on the BBC iPlayer and it was excellent. I watched The Witches and it was just as brilliant (and terrifying) as I remember. Did you know Michael Palin makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance as a witch? You can spot him if you know! The Defiant Ones is great too - mainly about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine but including Interscope Records, Nine Inch Nails, NWA, Patti Smith, Tupac, Beats headphones and 90s culture. Well worth watching. Atlanta is also awesome as is Billions, which I haven't quite caught up with yet so no spoilers please!

 

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 got a newsletter you can sign up for here too - 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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Have a great July!

 

Jayne Lloyd is a freelance photographer based in the UK. If you'd like to get in touch about working together you can contact me here.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) business colchester-based commissioned corporate diary documentary editorial photography essex-based instagram iphoneography jane jayne journal lifestyle lloyd photographer photography reportage http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/7/notes-on-June Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:23:42 GMT
Walton-on-the-Naze on a disposable camera http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/6/walton-on-the-naze-on-a-disposable-camera A couple of weeks ago I found myself with a free day so I decided it was about time I got some sea air and took myself off to Walton-on-the-Naze. Walton's one of my favourite places to go - there's a pier with arcades, shops to buy seaside treats, but you can walk a little way to get away from the busy part if you want too. I had a look through my film drawer (I do indeed have a small drawer full of random, mostly expired film) and was surprised to see I had a non-expired disposable camera, so I decided that would be my camera of choice for the day, packed myself a cheese and pickle sandwich and jumped on a train.

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I wandered through the town, along the pier, down the coast and spent some time sitting on the sand watching the sea, before heading back towards the pier for a Mr Whippy before catching the train home again. A very pleasant day. 

 

The photos here are some of my favourites from the disposable camera - I find it good to have little projects like this with limitations to help me think about how I'm doing things in my photography in general and to inspire creativity in different ways. Other than slightly rotating the odd shot to straighten horizons a little (I wasn't going to but I just couldn't leave them), these scans are just how they came out of the machine at Boots. 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) analogue diary disposable camera documentary film photography walton-on-the-naze http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/6/walton-on-the-naze-on-a-disposable-camera Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:17:03 GMT
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 for The English Garden magazine http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/5/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2018-for-the-english-garden-magazine I had a really lovely day earlier this week working with The English Garden magazine again to photograph the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. You may remember from last year that I have a background in garden photography, as my first job in the photography industry was at Garden World Images, and it was great to be asked back again to photograph for TEG again.

We were there on press day to capture all the stunning gardens, award-winning plants and products, and famous faces visiting the show. It's a busy day trying to get all the details but a lot of fun and full of inspiration - my own garden needs some series attention so hopefully the inspiration will stir me into action!

Here are some of my photographs from the day - I've kept it reasonably short and sweet here but you can see the full album here if you'd like, and do check out The English Garden's blog for the full story and all the latest news from Chelsea.

 

The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC, designed by Chris BeardshawThe Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC, designed by Chris BeardshawRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. Best in Show - The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC, designed by Chris Beardshaw

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. The RHS Feel Good Garden, designed by Matt Keightley

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018The David Harber and Savills Garden, designer Nic HowardRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. The David Harber and Savills Garden, designed by Nic Howard

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate, designer Jonathan SnowRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine.

The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate, designed by Jonathan Snow

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018The M&G Garden, designer Sarah PriceRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine.

The M&G Garden, designed by Sarah Price

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. Welcome to Yorkshire, designed by Mark Gregory

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Wuhan Water Garden, China, designed by Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018Prime Minister Theresa May at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. The Prime Minister, Theresa May

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. VTB Capital Garden - Spirit of Cornwall, designed by Stuart Charles Towner

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The Lemon Tree Trust Garden, designed by Tom Massey

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. LG Eco-City Garden, designed by Hay-Joung Hwang 

 

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The Wedgwood Garden, designed by Jo Thompson

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. Writer Caitlin Moran

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. The Pearlfisher Garden, designed by John Warland and Pearlfisher team

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA - The Hospitality Garden, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. The Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden, designed by Kati Crome

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. Plant of the year: Hydrangea Runaway Bride Snow White

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine.

Eryngium 'Blue Waves'

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. 'Mini Monet', Kieron Williamson at the Hillier Garden

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden magazine. Ashwood Nurseries' hellebores

 

Don't forget to check out The English Garden's blog for the full story and all the latest news from Chelsea, you can see my full album here if you'd like.

 


I am a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to have a chat about working with me get in touch by email at jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk or call 07751233292.

 
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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) chelsea editorial flower garden photography rhs show http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/5/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2018-for-the-english-garden-magazine Fri, 25 May 2018 13:04:17 GMT
Notes on Mostar http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/5/notes-on-mostar Here's the second part of my blog about my travels! Tim and I flew to Dubrovnik and travelled by bus to Mostar, Sarajevo, and Zagreb, spending a few days in each before flying back from Trieste. You can read part one, Dubrovnik here.

 

Part two: Mostar

Old Town BosniaOld Town BosniaOld Town, Mostar, with Stari Most in the background Day one: A nighttime arrival and a lot of meat

Having left Dubrovnik late, and then having to go through the border about 4 times, we arrived in Mostar in the dark. I don't really like arriving in new places in the dark, but that's how it worked out. Bosnia & Herzegovina isn't in the European Zone for roaming, so we were relying on screenshots of maps and took a slight wrong turn at first (due to a misleading sign to our hotel aimed at cars not people), but we soon found the correct way (which was basically a straight line). Maršala Tita was buzzing with people out for the evening, and we soon found our hotel, Hotel Pellegrino, where we were given a lovely friendly welcome and taken to the spacious dining area to be given a much needed juice and Turkish delight, maps of the city and a recommendation for dinner. We quickly dropped our things off in our huge room and headed out to investigate the dinner recommendation - Šadrvan. It broke our rule of not eating in places with pictures of food outside but it turned out those pictures are quite useful really. We sat at a table outside and shared a 'National plate for 2 persons', which consisted of japraka, dolme, bosnian cookies, cevap, duvec, boiled potatoes, rice and sour cream in a bowl made of onion - it was delicious and a great way to try lots of different things but the photo I snapped on my phone in the dark really doesn't do it justice so I'll spare you that. Another thing to note - I thought there were a lot of cats in Dubrovnik but there were way more in Mostar, a few dogs too, roaming the streets, but well fed from the al fresco diners.

 

Day two: General wandering, a Minaret adventure, a Turkish House and a lot of rain

After our initial 6am ish wake up from the call to prayer we got a bit more sleep before heading down to breakfast. It was off season so it was pretty quiet in the hotel and we wondered if anyone else was staying. I hope so because I've rarely seen such a spread for breakfast - we were truly spoilt for choice! Breads, pancakes, sweets, cheeses, meats, cakes - delicious! 

We headed into the Old Town and did good ol' Rick Steves' self-guided walk from Rick Steves' guide to Croatia and Slovenia. It was a great way to get a sense of the city, learn a bit about the very difficult history and understand more about the town, with pointers on where to go to get more information within the town to get more in-depth insight. There is sadness, of course - it is such recent tragic history - but Mostar is a very relaxed, vibrant, positive place keen to grow but never to forget what came before. An important message for us all.

 

River NeretvaRiver NeretvaRiver Neretva from Stari Most MostarMostarMostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina Šadrvan restaurantŠadrvan restaurantŠadrvan restaurant, Mostar Neither Tim nor I had visited a Mosque before so it was great to have the opportunity to do so in Mostar. Most tourists go to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque but that appeared to be shut, so instead we went to Nesuh-Aga Vucjakovic Mosque. We bought a ticket to visit the inside and to go up the minaret and left our shoes at the door. We were the only people in the main room and the very kind man looking after it told us all about the building, showed us elements that had survived 500 years and explained different features to us. It was beautiful and such a wonderful opportunity. We mentioned that we were travelling on to Sarajevo next and he told us the national food was "Ćevapi - little sausages. But I like pizza - old people like pizza too!".

We went up the minaret (I do like a good high view) but I'll warn you this was not for the faint-hearted. It was incredibly narrow all the way up and at the top, with a very flimsy looking wall being the only thing between us and falling. I managed a circuit round to get the shots but I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a little wobbly.

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It started to pour with rain so we looked for somewhere to go to try the famous Bosnian coffee and made a mistake by going to a river-side cafe called Bella Vista - I think this is the only place on the whole holiday that I do not recommend. They're onto a winner because they've got an awesome location with a great view of Stari Most, but they weren't friendly. See that reserved sign on the table? The waiter put that there after we'd moved us away from there because we were only having coffees at 11am and you're only allowed to sit there if there are more than 2 of you eating lunch. No one sat there or at 3 of the 4 tables on the edge the whole time we were there. Oh and the coffee was just espresso and not a nice one at that.  View from Bella VistaView from Bella VistaView from Bella Vista restaurant, Mostar

 

Stari Most is pretty slippery when it's raining and takes a while to master how to walk across. Cobbles are pretty slippery too, but they do have the advantage of lifting you slightly above the running water, so your feet don't get quite so wet. 

On this trip we decided to choose hotels that were pretty central and I'm really glad we did - it was really nice to be able to escape the pouring rain for a bit, have a rest in the warm and photograph the decor.

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We made use of the wifi while we were there and looked at where next - we decided on Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), a Turkish House Museum. It was a lovely place to visit off the beaten path - very calm and quiet. It's not a museum filled with signage or explanation, more an opportunity to look around a house as it would have been (or pretend it's your house for a bit) you can sit on the furniture and touch things (unless you've worked in a museum, like I have, and find that difficult to do). I think it was only 4km each (about £2). Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Courtyard, Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Bosnian coffee set, Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Carved table, Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar Cobbled street outside Biscevic House (Biscevic House)Cobbled street outside Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)Turkish house museum, Mostar

We decided to have another go at having Bosnian coffee and went to Caffe Stari Grad, which was right next to Stari Most - an excellent choice as the waitress showed us the correct technique, and suggested a rather tasty traditional cake too. I love Bosnian coffee and the ritual of it too. I'm also a big fan of coffee coming with things as standard - just a glass of water is great, but this comes with Turkish Delight too. It was a great place for people watching too as the rain started to subside. We did some more wandering, the sun came out and we went down to get a great view of Stari Most, and Tim did his best 'thoughtful travel blogger pose', learning from the many people we saw doing it. Bosnian CoffeeBosnian CoffeeTraditional Bosnian coffee at Caffe Stari grad, Mostar Traditional cakeTraditional cakeTraditional cake with Bosnian coffee at Caffe Stari grad, Mostar MostarMostarRiver Neretva from Stari Most Stari MostStari MostStari Most, Mostar Stari MostStari MostTim does his best 'blogger' pose, Stari Most, Mostar Near River NeretvaNear River NeretvaRuined buildings near River Neretva Stari MostStari MostStari Most, Mostar We went to Caffe Bar Marshall for a couple of beers before dinner which was another great people-watching spot. Everywhere was quite quiet and we decided we'd go back to Šadrvan for dinner, each choosing the element of the traditional platter that we'd liked most, followed by a MASSIVE slice of baklava and a Bosnian coffee from a traditional set. We were upstairs inside this time and it was lovely. Bosnian CoffeeBosnian CoffeeBosnian coffee set, copper

 

Day three: General wandering and bridge jump watching

There was glorious sunshine today! We had another lovely breakfast (there were more guests today, which was a relief to see), left our bags with reception and headed out to re-take our photos in the sun. We wandered around a bit further out of town, had a coffee with a great view at Labirint and generally made the most of being outside before the next leg of our bus adventure. We sat for a long time down by the river, watching the spectacle of the bridge jumpers, which was incredibly entertaining, and were there as the call for prayer sang out all around us - absolutely beautiful.

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Man jumping from Stari MostMan jumping from Stari Most

Then it was time to head for the bus! We picked up supplies from the supermarket (there are lots of great and useful shops in Mostar considering it's quite a small place - plenty of super/mini marts, a great choice of bars, plenty of chemists, a really great art/stationery shop).
Mostar bus stationMostar bus stationWomen's toilets at Mostar bus station. Bus view in BosniaBus view in BosniaView from the bus, Bosnia - travelling from Mostar to Sarajevo Bus view in BosniaBus view in BosniaView from the bus, Bosnia - travelling from Mostar to Sarajevo Bus view in BosniaBus view in BosniaView from the bus, Bosnia - travelling from Mostar to Sarajevo

 

Handy things to know:

  • There aren't direct flights from the UK to Bosnia, so you'll need to go elsewhere and travel in by bus or car. Lots of tours run from Dubrovnik so that's nice and easy.
  • The bus station is walking distance from the Old Town, which makes things a lot easier.
  • Don't make any plans for immediately after you arrive by bus if you're doing a trip like this - I think most of our bus journeys arrived an hour later than we'd thought - border crossings take a while.

 

Mostar was great! I hope you found the blog interesting and I'll be back again soon with my Notes from Sarajevo!

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Notes on Dubrovnik http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/5/notes-on-dubrovnik I've been lucky to have some really great trips in the past year or so, and in preparation for these trips I read quite a lot of blogs - I love getting tips from people and hearing their stories when we're planning where to go, what to see and what to eat (pretty big priority for me). I thought I'd write about my trips in case they are of interest or help to other people planning their trips - it's something I've been meaning to do on all my recent holidays but it's that typical thing where photography is my job but photos for my own pleasure always come last and I never seem to have the time to process all the pictures I take when I'm away.

This Easter Tim and I went on a brilliant trip - we flew to Dubrovnik and travelled by bus to Mostar, Sarajevo, and Zagreb, spending a few days in each before flying back from Trieste. I thought the easiest thing would be to do one blog for each stop on the trip.

Part one: Dubrovnik

 

Day one: General wandering

We flew from Stansted to Dubrovnik on Easter Sunday - Jet2.com lived up to their claims and were very friendly and cheerful so early in the morning! We got the shuttle bus to the Old Town and headed straight to our hotel, the Prijeko Palace - a great location with friendly and helpful staff and a room absolutely full of art (and a 3 foot Jesus). It was a little drizzly when we arrived but quite nice weather for walking (and probably made it a little quieter). We took our handy Rick Steves' guide to Croatia and Slovenia and headed out to explore. 

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There are a lot of cats in Dubrovnik, a LOT. Here is one to illustrate that.

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We managed to find Café Buza - the other cliffside bar, which was open, found by following the 'Cold Drinks with the most beautiful view' sign. We enjoyed an Ožujsko and waited for the rain to reach us. The sign was right - it was beautiful.

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We wandered all around the Old Town and the Old Port. We're Game of Thrones watchers so we did enjoy the many filming locations in Dubrovnik, like the Jesuit Stairs (they feature in season 5). Jesuit StairsJesuit StairsJesuit Stairs, Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

For dinner we turned to trusty Trip Advisor and opted for Lucin Kantun, which was near our hotel. The food was delicious! We shared stuffed squid and carpaccio tapas to start, I had pork with a honey mash and Tim had beef pasta. Really tasty! I did take a picture but it was on my phone and the light wasn't great so it doesn't look as appetising as it really did - I was on holiday!

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Day two: City Walls, Gradac Park, Fort Lovrijenac, Cable Car

Monday was much better weather! We headed to the Old Port entrance to the City Walls and followed the route round. It's 150kn which is about £19 at the moment, but it also includes entrance to Fort Lovrijenac outside the city walls, something we didn't realise at first. The weather was absolutely perfect, sunny and warm but not too hot (though pretty bright for photos) - I imagine in the summer the heat gets pretty tough! Allow plenty of time for this as if you're anything like me you'll most likely be stopping to take photos every few steps. There are incredible views across the Old Town (King's Landing), the Adriatic and the Stradun.

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Circuit complete, we headed out of the Old Town and grabbed a sandwich for lunch. I'd seen on the Frank About Croatia blog that there was a park nearby so we set out to find it - Gradac Park, a peaceful shady park with gorgeous views for sandwich eating and an extra GoT location too. It was whilst sitting here looking at Fort Lovrijenac (and Googling it) that we discovered it was included in the ticket for the City Walls, so we had a look round that too for more amazing views.

Gradac ParkGradac ParkDubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

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Because we like to get as much out of each day as possible, we then headed to the Cable Car on Mount Srd. We love a cable car/chairlift/funicular and always seek them out on holiday! It's 140kn (about £17.50) for a return trip or there's also a hiking trail if you're feeling energetic. We'd already clocked up a significant amount of steps so we went for the return. The trip itself is lovely and the views at the top are incredible - of Dubrovnik Old Town, Lokrum Island, and turning around you get a great view of the mountains. I think Tim said you can see 3 countries at one time.

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There's a lovely restaurant at the top called Panorama - they have an inside area and an outside one, where we managed to secure an edge seat for a couple of coffees and beers. Although it was a hot day it gets pretty windy so the blankets they provide were appreciated! View from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable Car, Croatia. View from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable Car, Croatia. View from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable Car, Croatia. Croatian Flag, Lokrum Island, Old Town DubrovnikCroatian Flag, Lokrum Island, Old Town DubrovnikView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable Car, Croatia. View from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable Car, Croatia. View from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable CarView from Srd Hill, reached by the Dubrovnik Cable Car, Croatia.

We should really have come up slightly later and we'd have had an amazing view of the sunset, but having stretched out our drinks for as long as we realistically could, we headed back down and went for pizza at Oliva Pizzeria - tasty and very reasonable pizzas were just what we needed after all that walking! We even managed to catch a glimpse of sunset and the dance of the swifts (or swallows?) by whizzing over to Café Buza.

Oliva PizzeriaOliva PizzeriaDubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

Sunset from Buza ISunset from Buza ISunset from Buza I, Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

Day three: Lokrum Island

Another glorious day - we grabbed some pastries from the local shop and headed to the Lokrum ferry - a return ticket is 150kn (approx. £19) and includes entry to the island - from what we saw online, if you use a company other than the official ferry that goes from the Old Port, you may also have to pay entry to the island, which is a nature reserve, so be aware of that. It was a lovely short boat ride across and although the boat was really full, once you get to the island you can easily get away from the crowd (although we did keep crossing paths with the same couple over and over and doing that polite/awkward nod thing). We got off the boat and popped into the pink building (the forest ranger's house) where we picked up a free map before having our breakfast picnic on the rocks. The map was useful but for some reason Lokrum is quite disorientating. I'm generally pretty good with directions but we quite frequently weren't exactly sure where we were. Not that it particularly mattered as we were just wandering.

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There are a LOT of peacocks, peahens and rabbits on Lokrum, particularly near the Benedictine Monastery of St Mary, where there is a play-park and picnic area. It's also where most of the people are. There's an interesting exhibition on the history of the island and of Game of Thrones (yup, it's another location!) and you can take a photo on an Iron Throne (for free, unlike the one in Old Town)

A rabbit eating a bananaA rabbit eating a bananaLokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Green door in the Benedictine Monastery of St MaryGreen door in the Benedictine Monastery of St MaryLokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Flowers at the Benedictine Monastery of St MaryFlowers at the Benedictine Monastery of St MaryLokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

We headed through the olive grove, up the Path of Paradise (Rajski Put) to Fort Royal for more stunning views and a great place for today's sandwiches. View from Lokrum IslandView from Lokrum IslandLokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Path of Paradise (Rajski Put)Path of Paradise (Rajski Put)Path of Paradise (Rajski Put), Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. View from Fort Royal (Utyrda Royal)View from Fort Royal (Utyrda Royal)Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. View from Fort Royal (Utyrda Royal)View from Fort Royal (Utyrda Royal)Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Path from Fort Royal (Utyrda Royal)Path from Fort Royal (Utyrda Royal)Lokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. The LazaretThe LazaretLokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. The LazaretThe LazaretLokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia. PeacockPeacockLokrum Island, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

After a short rest back at our hotel (and an ice cream en-route from Sladoledarna - delicious and super-cheap, yes, we had one every day) we decided on Azur for dinner, a 'fusion' restaurant with absolutely delicious food and wonderful service. We shared a starter of chicken and chorizo tacos (a food highlight of the holiday), I had meatballs in curry coconut sauce, Tim had chicken curry with button mushrooms, we had a gorgeous bottle of wine recommended by our really helpful waitress (who also gave us some tips for Zagreb) and we even went for dessert - chocolate orange cake for me and tapioca for Tim. It was an amazing meal and real treat for us (wine by the bottle is not cheap in Croatia). We wandered around for last looks at Old Town by night. The Old Port at nightThe Old Port at nightDubrovnik Old Town, Croatia

Day four: Last looks

Another beautiful day for our last morning in Dubrovnik. We had our breakfast on a bench in the Old Port and walked around to make sure we hadn't missed too much. We went out of the Ploče Gate and looked back over the Old Town and the beach - I'll never forget the gorgeous colour of that sea!

Hotel viewHotel viewHotel window view with mop and dishcloths on clothesline, Prijeko Palace Dubrovnik Palace Sponza Palace and City Hall, DubrovnikSponza Palace and City Hall, DubrovnikDubrovnik Old Town, Croatia Ploce, DubrovnikPloce, DubrovnikView of Dubrovnik Old Town from Ploce, Croatia Ploce, DubrovnikPloce, DubrovnikView of Dubrovnik Old Town from Ploce, Croatia We still had time before we had to leave to catch the bus so we went back to Buza I and sat against the wall in the sun, watching the sea, wandered around the streets a bit more, stopped for a coffee and people watching on the Stradrun. 

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Then it was time to leave for our next destination - Mostar! The bus station is a little way out of the town, in the main port. There is a bus that goes there but as we had a couple of bags we got an Uber from outside the city walls. We'd allowed plenty of time so we didn't miss the bus, which gave us time to go to the supermarket next door and get some lunch and snacks for the bus. The bus was then half an hour late. It was a pleasant journey with plenty to look at through the window, but having to go through several borders took time.  View from the bus, leaving DubrovnikView from the bus, leaving DubrovnikView from the bus, leaving Dubrovnik, Croatia View from the bus, leaving DubrovnikView from the bus, leaving DubrovnikView from the bus, leaving Dubrovnik, Croatia View from the bus, BosniaView from the bus, BosniaView from the bus, Bosnia

Handy things to know:

  • There is a shuttle bus that goes from the airport to the Old Town - buy tickets from the Atlas travel agency counter inside the airport.
  • A ticket to the City Walls includes entry to Fort Lovrijenac which is outside of the walls.
  • Using the official ferry to Lokrum from the Old Port includes entrance to the island - using a different company may mean you have to pay an entrance fee, it wasn't something I saw happening, but worth checking if you are taking a different route.
  • The bus station is a bit of a way out of the town so factor that in if you're travelling onwards by bus.
  • Don't make any plans for immediately after you arrive by bus if you're doing a trip like this - I think most of our bus journeys arrived an hour later than we'd thought - border crossings take a while.

 

Dubrovnik was absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend visiting. I hope you found the blog interesting and I'll be back again soon with my Notes from Mostar!

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) adriatic blog cable car city walls croatia diary documentary dubrovnik lifestyle lokrum photography travel http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/5/notes-on-dubrovnik Wed, 02 May 2018 07:06:29 GMT
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!

 

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If you are looking to refresh your marketing images, or are looking for new content to share on your website or social media, get in touch for a chat about how I can help create a strong library of images for you. 

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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.

 

Have a great March!

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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.

Have a great February!

 

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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.

Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017.

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

Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017.

The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017. The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, by Jayne Lloyd, 23 November 2017.

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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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) commercial photography commissioned photography corporate photography event photography london reportage photography http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/12/the-garden-media-guild-awards-2017-at-the-savoy-hotel-london Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:58:06 GMT
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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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, £1.45 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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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) amass colchester-based documentary essex-based instagram iphoneography jane jayne lloyd noticeboards photography photozine zine http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/10/amass-zine---a-foldy-photo-zine Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:00 GMT
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).

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).

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).

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).

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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I am a professional photographer based in Colchester, Essex. If you would to have a chat about working with me please get in touch by email or call me on 07751233292.

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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.

 

I am a professional photographer based in Colchester, Essex. If you would to have a chat about working with me please get in touch by email or call me on 07751233292.


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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) awards ceremony corporate photography event photography good funeral awards london http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/9/good-funeral-awards-2017-at-porchester-hall-london---event-photography Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:13:06 GMT
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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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) colchester-based documentary essex-based instagram iphoneography jane jayne lloyd noticeboards photography http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/7/abandoned-noticeboards---an-instagram-collection Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:28:35 GMT
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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WrabnessWrabnessWoodland and River Stroll and Stour Wood Stroll

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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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography photo-zine wrabness zine http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/6/wrabness-daytrip-photo-zine Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:21:39 GMT
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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Bloomin' Jewels at CAABloomin' Jewels at CAAInstallation shots of the Bloomin' Jewels exhibtion at Contemporary Applied Arts gallery.

Bloomin' Jewels at CAABloomin' Jewels at CAAInstallation shots of the Bloomin' Jewels exhibtion at Contemporary Applied Arts gallery.

Bloomin' Jewels at CAABloomin' Jewels at CAAInstallation shots of the Bloomin' Jewels exhibtion at Contemporary Applied Arts gallery.

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.

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) business colchester-based commissioned corporate diary documentary editorial photography essex-based instagram iphoneography jane jayne journal lifestyle lloyd 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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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

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

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

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.

 


I am a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to have a chat about working with me get in touch by email at jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk or call 07751233292.

 
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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) chelsea editorial flower garden photography rhs show 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) business photography documentary photography home/work 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) business colchester-based commissioned corporate diary documentary essex-based instagram iphoneography jane jayne journal lifestyle lloyd photographer photography reportage http://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/5/notes-on-april Fri, 12 May 2017 11:43:22 GMT