Jayne Lloyd: Blog https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Jayne Lloyd jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:37:00 GMT Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:37:00 GMT https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u168109417-o656553440-50.jpg Jayne Lloyd: Blog https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog 120 120 A Zine about May 2021 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/6/a-zine-about-may-2021 Things have been busy this fortnight so I'm finally catching up with my Zine About May, even though May feels like it was a long time ago.

It rained a lot, I remember thinking April showers had been postponed. I put yellow flowers in jars around the house and mistakenly called them marigolds when I think they were actually chrysanthemums. Either way, they lasted a really long time and were very cheery! We celebrated a birthday and I made a nice cake from a recipe on Dishes to Delight, I managed to catch the bluebells and I went to a pub for the first time in a long time. I had some nice commissions and saw my photos in action at Firstsite, which is always lovely! The sun came out on the last bank holiday, I found a tie in a gutter and we were finally invited for our vaccines, which felt like a hugely positive step!

 

 

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Things I enjoyed in May:

Food: New recipe of the week kept going and involved another tofu recipe which has become a regular mid-week meal as it's super easy: Spicy Sesame Zoodles with Crispy Tofu (though I used noodles rather than zoodles because I do not enjoy courgette (zucchini); Chocolate Wool Bread, which was delicious; Yorkshire Teacakes, another Nancy Birtwhistle recipe, which were also great but I'd maybe add more fruit next time and Macaroni Cheese with Cauliflower and Broccoli, but without the cauliflower as I was specifically looking for a recipe that would use up some broccoli.

TV & films: We carried on with the Marvel films in May, watched some not great films but also watched Nomadland which was excellent and finally watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi which was also great (I think I watched it on Prime but it seems to not be available there any more).

Reading: I read an actual book! Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata was admittedly very short but I enjoyed it and am definitely much more into reading again now. I started reading A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami too - basically I just want to be in Japan again! I have also been reading Talk Art by Robert Diament and Russell Tovey which I got from our brilliant local bookshop, Red Lion Books - I really enjoy their podcast and it's lovely to sit in a nice chair with a cup of coffee and read about different forms of contemporary art each weekend. My Stack Magazine this month was Open Sesame and it was great, so interesting and I learnt a lot about the world's biggest online shopping platform, Taobao!

 

What have you been enjoying?

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including exhibition installation images, architectural, interior and object photography and discreet documentary/reportage photography.

You can keep up with what I'm up to by signing up to my newsletter and if you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines or recipes, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography general update personal projects zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/6/a-zine-about-may-2021 Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:36:41 GMT
Photography for Contemporary Applied Arts - Ali Holloway: Commons - the rhythm of a walk https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/6/photography-for-contemporary-applied-arts---ali-holloway-commons-the-rhythm-of-a-walk Last autumn I was commissioned by Contemporary Applied Arts gallery (CAA) to photograph textile artist Ali Holloway at work on her pieces for her exhibition 'Commons: the rhythm of a walk'. Commons is inspired by the walks Ali was taking during lockdown, and takes the sounds from these walks and translates them into pattern and texture in textiles.

 

Ali Holloway working on her loomAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts.

 

It was wonderful to spend time with Ali to photograph her at work, to learn more about her process and the pieces themselves. Due to the lockdown situations in the UK around that time I was tasked with capturing photographs that could be used not only to promote the planned physical exhibition at the gallery space in Marylebone, London, but that could also allow those who might not be able to visit in person the opportunity to experience the work in some way online, or even form the basis of an online exhibition if needed.

I'm really pleased that the exhibition opened yesterday, 9 June, and continues until 26 June 2021 at CAA in Marylebone, London, so if you are able, do pay it a visit! I've included a few of my favourite images from the day below, but I encourage you to visit CAA's site to find out more.
 

Selective focus of Ali Holloway's hands working the loom, with red threads diagonally across the frameAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts.

 

"Over the past year, weaver Ali Holloway has been exploring the eight remaining pieces of common land in Hackney and has made a series of textile pieces as a response to these walks. Her starting point was a collection of sound recordings she made of her walks. From the sound waves she derived pattern and rhythm which she wove into the cloth, so placing these journeys in the very structure of the fabric.

This exhibition interprets both the sound recordings of her walks and also celebrates the topology of the shapes and boundaries of each of the common spaces. Larger pieces are made with tactile and textured yarns, paper, horsehair and with 3D protrusions woven in red. This red is threaded through these pieces, woven and stitched taking the yarn in a journey through the cloth. It is the colour of life and death and used as protection on journeys.

She traced the boundaries of the land with her feet investigating shapes that have remained constant through time and transcribed these into small delicate silk, stainless steel and wool pieces. These commons are remnants of a medieval world where people were deeply connected to the land, never built on and there for all to share.

In the 1860s the borough purchased the Hackney commons to protect them from enclosure, preserving these green spaces for the growing urban population.

At a time when the environment is ever more fragile and the restriction of access to open spaces has been highlighted by the pandemic, common land is back on the agenda. Privatisation of public space is still an issue. Land needed for leisure, food production, housing, for a common land that nurtures identity and a sense of belonging. The continuing existence of the commons is a reminder of our collective past, links to a lost world and an elemental relationship to the land.

This collection of textile pieces is a celebration of the land under all of our feet, fought for and preserved by the people of Hackney."

 

Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts. Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts. Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts. Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts. Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts. Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts. Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts. Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts. Ali HollowayAli HollowayTextile artist Ali Holloway in her studio, working on 'Commons', her solo exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts.

 

'Commons - the rhythm of a walk' is on display at Contemporary Applied Arts 9 - 26 June 2021

6 Paddington Street

London

W1U 5QG

 

Wed - Fri: 11am - 5pm

Sat 11am - 4pm

www.caa.org.uk

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums and galleries as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography. I'm keen to help organisations and makers who are looking to enhance their online presence with their own library of professional photographs.

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Notes on a photograph: A broken cup https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/5/notes-on-a-photograph-a-broken-cup A while ago I shared a short project I’d done, photographing the cups and mugs I use for my quite particular tea and coffee drinking habits. This photograph is a follow up to that but also probably an insight into why I photograph ‘the everyday’ quite so much: these things mean something to me but they don’t last forever.

 

Photographic print on a dark grey fabric background. The photograph shows a broken blue coffee cup on a saucer on a carpeted stair, taken from above. Broken coffee cupBroken coffee cup by Jayne Lloyd.

 

A few months ago we watched ‘The Dig’ on Netflix, it’s a good Sunday afternoon movie about about the excavation of Sutton Hoo. In it one of the characters said something about ‘photography as a way of fixing moments in time’. I know it’s been said many times before by many different people, but I scribbled it down in my notebook because on that afternoon it reminded me that’s what I think I’m trying to do a lot of the time. I guess we all are - hold on to moments, document places I won’t physically go to again, see something I can’t hold in my hand again because it smashed when I slipped on the stairs. It seems like a ridiculously grand thing to say about a picture of a cup but I'm talking more broadly about photographs that document places, events or things when I say it - it's the closest things I have to time travel, really.

 

Photographic print on a dark grey fabric background. The photograph shows a blue and white cup and saucer on an open diary, with 'le café' written in black text on the side of the cup.jayne_210527_3262 Photographic print on a dark grey fabric background. The photograph shows a broken blue coffee cup on a saucer on a the laminate floor at the bottom of a carpeted stair. jayne_210527_3263

 

As with the previous images in the series, I shot this with my Mamiya RB67 (once I'd solved the light leak problem). The other images show the cups in the places I usually drink from them, this sets the scene of how it met its demise. At least the saucer survived.


 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I promise I'm very careful with other people's cups!

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) personal projects https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/5/notes-on-a-photograph-a-broken-cup Fri, 28 May 2021 10:46:09 GMT
Notes on equipment: Fixing the light leak in my Mamiya RB67 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/5/notes-on-equipment-fixing-the-light-leak-in-my-mamiya-rb67 This is a very dull post about fixing a camera - I'm sharing it in case it helps someone else with a similar problem, but feel free to skip this if you're not into such things!  JayneLloyd_MamiyaRB67_01JayneLloyd_MamiyaRB67_01

 

When I was at uni I borrowed a Mamiya RB67 for a project I was working on and I loved it. Having to spend a bit longer thinking about things because everything is mirrored, loading the roll film, the bellows, just how everything seemed to look somehow more beautiful through it, really! After I left uni and those wonderful days of free access to kit were no more, I saved up and found a second hand one at a good price. Film and processing however is expensive, so I've dabbled occasionally in taking shots for the odd project but never consistently used it. I should have tested it properly when I first got it, it was from a proper camera shop not eBay so they probably would have helped me, but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Over time I became aware that there was a light leak somewhere but it was never a priority to fix it.

 

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Last year I set myself a project of fashioning an instant back for the Mamiya, which you can read about here, and I tried to shoot with it a bit more. Of course, the light leak reappeared when I was using roll film and I mentioned it in a tweet sharing one of the images. I'm not totally against light leaks, but I have a Holga for that. Someone kindly replied to my tweet with a link to this YouTube video, and I finally got round to investigating and fixing the problem!

It was obvious once I actually took the time to look! The foam seal had worn down. I did some Googling and found Milly's Cameras and ordered a sheet of 1.5mm Camera Light Seal Foam (if in doubt go for the middle size, I always think) and a Professional Cutting Set because I thought my ancient craft knife might not be up to the job. They arrived within a few days and I had a good activity for a Sunday afternoon.

I basically just:

  • scraped the old foam off
  • cleaned up the camera a bit
  • measured the area I needed to cover
  • cut the foam slightly wrong
  • did it again a second time, at the correct size
  • peeled the backing paper off and stuck it on!

There were a few other bits that looked a bit ropey so I replaced them too.

 

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It certainly felt a lot more snug when I closed the back, but all I could do was test it. I shot a few frames, then left the camera on the tripod in a sunny room for a week to really soak in any light bouncing about, shot a few more frames and sent it of to Ag Photo Lab to see what happened.


jayne_210508_2435jayne_210508_2435 It was a success! Well, as far as I can tell, there were no streaks on any of the frames. I think my test would have let light in if it was going to, but I'll let you know if there's anything further to report. 
 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums and galleries as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography. I'm keen to help organisations and makers who are looking to enhance their online presence with their own library of professional photographs.

If you'd like to keep up-to-date with what I'm up to please do join my mailing list to receive my newsletter.

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) photo kit: cameras https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/5/notes-on-equipment-fixing-the-light-leak-in-my-mamiya-rb67 Fri, 21 May 2021 10:14:55 GMT
Photography for The Goldsmiths' Company - Jariet Oloyé https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/5/photography-for-the-goldsmiths-company---jariet-oloye If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me share how excited I was in March when I got to go on a train for the first time in a very long time. I'm very pleased that I can now share what I was travelling for (and why I was extra excited) - a really lovely commission for The Goldsmiths' Company's new long form stories platform, Goldsmith's Stories, to illustrate a fantastic feature on the brilliant artist Jariet Oloyé written by Mazzi Odu: Handmaking inheritance: Jariet Oloyé and the living inspiration of traditional craft skills.

 

Jariet OloyéJariet OloyéArtist Jariet Oloyé in her studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company.

 

It was such a lovely morning and it felt very special to document Jariet at work in her studio. I came away buzzing from her creative energy and hearing about her journey as an artist, which you can read about in Mazzi Odu's piece.

Here are a few of my favourite images from the day, but I strongly encourage you to read the feature to find out more about Jariet Oloyé's work and story. She is hugely inspiring, her work is stunning and it was such a privilege to spend time and work with her on this.

 

Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Pieces by Jariet OloyéPieces by Jariet OloyéPieces by Jariet Oloyé, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company. Jariet Oloyé's StudioJariet Oloyé's StudioArtist Jariet Oloyé's studio, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The Goldsmith's Company.

 

Read the feature, Handmaking inheritance: Jariet Oloyé and the living inspiration of traditional craft skills by Mazzi Odu for Goldsmith's Stories.
 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums and galleries as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography. I'm keen to help organisations and makers who are looking to enhance their online presence with their own library of professional photographs.

If you'd like to keep up-to-date with what I'm up to please do join my mailing list to receive my newsletter.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Editorial Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/5/photography-for-the-goldsmiths-company---jariet-oloye Thu, 13 May 2021 07:15:00 GMT
A Zine about April 2021 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/5/a-zine-about-april-2021 Easter came and went and to be honest the whole month seems to have totally flown by. We've been able to have garden meet-ups again here in the UK, which has been really, really lovely. I've kept up the walking, new recipes each week and trying to take more photos just for fun and my own interest.

I looked at a lot of blossom in April. Well, blossom and food (of course). I have been photographing and thinking a lot about flowers/plants and what/who they remind me of and last week I shared a story about what I think about whenever I see gorse.

In the zine are photographs of a few flowers I have enjoyed, quite an interesting selection of gutter finds, an excellent takeaway from Aburi in Colchester, a tiger loaf I made myself, an interesting sign near where I got my hair cut (the joy!!), a great slice of cake and cup of fruity tea from Tymperleys in Colchester (more joy!!), and an afternoon spent trying to fix my Mamiya RB67 (awaiting prints to see whether or not that was successful).

 

 

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Things I've enjoyed in April:

Food: New recipe of the week continued and I made Cubed Tofu and Broccoli with Miso and Kochujang (gochujang) which was really nice and an excellent standby meal for week nights; peach cobbler when I panicked that I hadn't made a new recipe and wanted something Sunday pudding-ish with what I had in the cupboard; a tiger loaf (shown in the zine) that I was over the moon with; wholemeal mixed seed bread that was described as 'healthy' but was also super tasty and lemon custard cake that was utterly delicious and looked pretty good too (though I did have to have 2 goes at the custard as I've never made it before)

TV & films: We finished watching Kim's Convenience on Netflix and really loved and highly recommend it. We watched WandaVision which was great but some of the references were a bit lost on us as we hadn't watched all the Marvel films, so we're working through them in timeline order (thanks o2 for 6 months free Disney+), I've wanted to watch Sound of Metal for ages and it was excellent - so well done. I also really enjoyed Palm Springs.

Reading: I finally finished The Great Gatsby, which I've been carrying around the house for ages meaning to read. April's Stack Magazine was Hamam and it was all about bathing (a favourite activity of mine) and I particularly enjoyed reading about Japan’s Sentō and Russia’s Seleznyovsky Baths.

 

What have you been enjoying?

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including exhibition installation images, architectural, interior and object photography and discreet documentary/reportage photography.

You can keep up with what I'm up to by signing up to my newsletter and if you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines or recipes, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography general update personal projects zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/5/a-zine-about-april-2021 Thu, 06 May 2021 06:30:00 GMT
Notes on a photograph - Gorse https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/4/notes-on-a-photograph---gorse Ages ago I used to write 'Notes on...' blog posts. They started as weekly, then they were monthly, then about a place I'd travelled to, or just at the beginning of the year. Now I do the monthly zines, which I enjoy making, and the posts about them tend to feature a bit rambly writing about what I've been up to lately, but I thought I'd have a go at reviving the 'Notes on...' with a slightly different approach. I'll keep things flexible but perhaps sharing and talking a bit about a particular image or theme. Maybe something I've done recently, maybe looking at something I captured a while back. Nothing major, just something I think will be a good practice for me, and hopefully might be of interest to you.

 

Today I'm sharing notes on photographs I took last week of gorse.

 

Photograph of gorse, with focus on the yellow flowers to the left of the frame, very selective focus with the bush blurred behindGorseGorse

Colchester, April 2021
 

I've been thinking a lot lately about how certain plants and flowers will forever be tied to specific people or memories. Just like a smell can transport your mind to somewhere you experienced it before, whenever I see particular flowers I am reminded of a person or a moment in time.

The cheery yellow flowers guarded by fierce spiky needles of gorse bushes will forever remind me of Easter holidays near the sea on the Gower. A faint coconut scent, keeping a distance so as not to get scratched, striking and tough, when I pass them on a walk (or on the way to the supermarket, where there are quite a few), I'm reminded of climbing the Giant Steps with my family, turning my head for another look at the sea, heading back for tea and the crossword at Grandad's house.

Instant print of gorse, with '23/04/21 Highwoods Country Park' handwritten belowGorse, 23/04/21 Highwoods Country ParkGorse, 23/04/21 Highwoods Country Park  

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Colchester, April 2021

 

I had a dig through my archives too, to see what photographs I took at the time. The photo below is where I'm transported, but I found the bottom image most interesting.

 

Photograph of the coastline on the Gower Peninsula, with yellow gorse, Easter 2009Easter 2009Easter 2009

Easter 2009

Charred gorse, with three yellow flowers remaining, Easter 2013Easter 2013Easter 2013

Easter 2013

It's a sort of mini project I'm exploring, so I'll share more as I go. I've found it difficult to be creative with my own projects this past year but if felt good to go for a walk with my camera and just keep it simple.
 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including exhibition installation images, architectural, interior and object photography and discreet documentary/reportage photography.

You can keep up with what I'm up to by signing up to my newsletter and if you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Personal Projects https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/4/notes-on-a-photograph---gorse Thu, 29 Apr 2021 07:15:00 GMT
A Zine about March 2021 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/4/a-zine-about-march-2021 In March I had some really lovely photography commissions! As is often the way, this seemed to mean I took less photos outside of those commissions, as I prepared for and then worked on them. I can't share images from them yet, but the joy of working on those commissions was wonderful and continuing to walk and eat gave me plenty to fill my zine with.

In the zine are lots of observations from the walks, a particularly good bun from Let's Go/Starry Mart in Colchester, daffodils in jars that I managed to spread out and put into every room, some snaps taken in pure joy at being on a train for the first time in a very long time, and some trees from a long walk in the sunshine because as we know from previous zines, these things make me happy.

 

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Things I've enjoyed:

Food: I've already mentioned that lovely red bean paste bun, which I didn't make, but I did continue new recipe of the week and this month we tried Easy Fish Pie, Ginger and Marmalade Loaf Cake, Tomato Penne with Avocado, Double Ginger Cookies and Cubed Tofu and Broccoli with Miso and Kochujang (gochujang). They were all really good and the main meal recipes will definitely go into the weekday meal rotation.

TV & films: I watched a few films in March but none that I'd recommend! TV-wise though we started watching Kim's Convenience on Netflix and really love it. We're also watching The Expanse on Amazon Prime which we're enjoying and very happy that Taskmaster is back on Channel 4 for plenty of silly fun!

 

What have you been enjoying?

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including exhibition installation images, architectural, interior and object photography and discreet documentary/reportage photography.

You can keep up with what I'm up to by signing up to my newsletter and if you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines or recipes, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography general update personal projects zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/4/a-zine-about-march-2021 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:30:00 GMT
A Zine about February 2021 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/3/a-zine-about-february-2021 February was another pretty quiet month shoot-wise, but there was plenty of positivity towards the end and I'm enjoying making plans for what's to come in March! I did more catching up on travel photography I hadn't had chance to process before and stayed very, very busy in my role as projects director at Shutter Hub. I had a couple of people get in touch to say they liked my monthly recommendations, too, so I'll keep them going for now.

In the zine are highlights from the month or things that just made interesting images. To mix things up a bit I pretended I was in France for a day and made French-themed food all day and watched a French film. We're still trying to do plenty of walks so there are plenty of observations captured on those, particularly as we had a lot of snow and everything went very Narnia for a while. A friend set a crafty challenge so I had a go at making a shadow sculpture, which was challenging but satisfying! Pancake day, one of my favourite days, happened, and I was restrained but happy with my choice of ham and cheese lunch pancakes, followed by lemon and sugar pancakes in the evening. We bought a slice of matcha mille crêpe cake from one of our favourite shops, Let's Go/Starry Mart in Colchester and ate it while watching Blade with the curtains shut in the afternoon, which felt incredibly indulgent. I wrote a blog about photography I have done for Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA) and set up a scene to illustrate it, with pieces from CAA - gorgeous earrings by Misun Won, a shouty Monster by Dylan Bowen and a tea caddy filled with gold by Hugh Miller.

 

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Things I've enjoyed:

Food: For my French-themed day I bought some nice things from H Gunton in Colchester and made Eggs en Cocotte from Cerys Matthews' lovely book for breakfast and played the Spotify playlist that goes along with that section, too. I also made chocolate mousse which was delicious. New recipe of the week continues and we made green pesto minestrone, which was an excellent lunch, Penne Vodka from The American Diner Secret recipe book, which was an excellent weekend dinner and Hokey Pokey (honeycomb) which was frighteningly easy to make. I made more Madeleines as they are my current favourite easy/delicious/pretty thing to make.

Reading: I was given A Little Book of Japanese Contentments by Erin Niimi Longhurst for Christmas and it is lovely. Particularly lovely to read before going to sleep.

TV & films: Highlights in February were being able to watch the rest of Ink Master (competitive tattooing), Superstore for a nice light half-hour comedy. Les Misérables was the French film we watched and was very good, The Dig was a lovely Sunday film.

Learning: Thanks to Who's Your Momma I attended a Creativity Matters Art Journalling workshop series on Zoom each week with Emily Fleuriot. It was excellent, and having a set time to focus purely on being creative and trying new things was invaluable. I'm sure it is having a positive effect on my mind as well as my work.

 

What have you been enjoying?

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including exhibition installation images, architectural, interior and object photography and discreet documentary/reportage photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines or recipes, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography general update personal projects zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/3/a-zine-about-february-2021 Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:45:40 GMT
Photography for Contemporary Applied Arts https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/2/photography-for-contemporary-applied-arts I've worked with Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA) for a long time - they were one of my first clients when I first went freelance and later I went on to help create content for their website and Instagram account and as part of the website re-design team. The website was very much to be centred around images and I have a background in developing picture libraries, having helped create the picture library for what is now the Museum of the Home some time ago. 

 

Screenshot of CAA Website with images of work on displayCAA WebsiteCAA Website, photographs by Jayne Lloyd.

 

CAA have a long and rich history, having been established as a membership organisation for craftspeople to advocate for good design in Britain after the Second World War. They have continued to promote the study, appreciation and understanding of the fine crafts in Britain ever since and represent many of the most talented applied artists living and working in the UK today in the disciplines of ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metal, paper, textiles and wood, selected by a panel of their peers.

 

Contemporary Applied ArtsContemporary Applied ArtsContemporary Applied Arts gallery at 6 Paddington Street, London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Their new website was designed not only to promote these values but also to include an online shop so people across the world could experience CAA and purchase pieces by their makers to have in their own home. As it turned out this new feature would become even more vital as the UK went into lockdown not long after the facility was launched. 

The expert knowledge that the highly specialised CAA team have helps ensure this mission is put into action, and means that if you're looking to make a purchase they can tell you all about the work, the maker's techniques, advise what might work well in your home and how to put pieces together. All the displays in the CAA gallery are carefully curated to show work that compliments each other, reflects a particular theme or mood, and just always look fantastic and unique! This was something we were keen to replicate in the images on the website, too, to allow people to have an experience as close as possible to that of visiting the gallery itself, even when they physically couldn't do so. One of the ways we did this was through a series of Curated Displays, styled by the gallery team. 

CAA WebsiteCAA WebsiteCAA Website, photographs by Jayne Lloyd.

Shown here are some of my favourite images that we created - Curated Displays, more general images of the gallery and a few objects, all of which help communicate what's special about Contemporary Applied Arts and the maker members that form it, but I encourage you to explore the CAA website further to see the truly unique pieces they have. 

 

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CAA objects and the website on a mobile phoneCAA objects and the website on a mobile phoneMonster by Dylan Bowen, Earrings by Misun Won and Box by Hugh Miller, all from Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA) with the CAA website on a mobile phone in front.

Contemporary Applied Arts is in Marylebone, London. They are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions but you can explore their website and make purchases from their online shop

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums and galleries as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography. I'm keen to help organisations and makers who are looking to enhance their online presence with their own library of professional photographs.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Interior Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/2/photography-for-contemporary-applied-arts Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:05:07 GMT
A Zine about January 2021 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/2/a-zine-about-january-2021 I'm still enjoying making my monthly zines so here we go for another year! Being totally honest January was very quiet shoot-wise, so I've been working on making website updates, catching up on travel photography I hadn't had chance to process before, and very, very busy in my role as projects director at Shutter Hub. I thought I'd try bringing back my monthly recommendations, too, in case they are of interest!

We managed to make ourselves go outside for some sort of walk every day in January (except the first) so my phone is full of pictures of trees, interesting hedges, sunbathing seagulls and the occasional empty noticeboard and gutter find because I just can't quit! We kept the Christmas decorations up until epiphany and I miss the more colourful bulbs but we still have our year-round fairy lights to help brighten the days. I'm still into trying to capture steam and snowflakes when the opportunity allows, and playing with the instant back I cobbled together for my Mamiya RB67 always gives me a moment of calm.

 

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Things I've enjoyed:

Food: Thanks to a reminder from my sister I'm giving 'new recipe of the week' another go - this was pretty much the only new year's resolution I've ever managed successfully, a few years back, and I enjoyed getting out of the loop of repeating the same things all the time, so I'm trying it again. So far I've tried and enjoyed these lovely madeleines, chocolate peanut butter shortbread sandwiches (though these are very big and very sweet!), a different lovely madeleine recipe and pecan pie from The American Diner Secret recipe book I got for Christmas. All delicious but none of them feature in my zine because it was dark when I made them. Feb will feature more savoury things, I needed cake-like things for January!

Music: Mostly I listen to the radio in the day, but when I'm walking to the shops I currently listen to Post Human: Survival Horror by Bring me the Horizon because it pretty perfectly captures the current mood and when I'm baking it's been Existential Reckoning by Puscifer.

Podcasts: Photography-wise I'm really enjoying Vision Slightly Blurred from PhotoShelter for keeping up with what's going on in the photography world and Talk Art is really inspiring for hearing from artists in a variety of disciplines.

Reading: I have not been great at reading lately, but I really enjoyed Aww magazine, which I got through my Stack subscription (they send you a different unusual magazine each month) I've also just started reading The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny, which I got second-hand (but looks brand new) from Awesome Books thanks to a mention of it by Christoph Niemann in his episode of Abstract, The Art of Design on Netflix (which is a great series to make you feel inspired, too!)

TV: Highlights in January were The Serpent on iPlayer, Vikings on Amazon Prime and Schitt's Creek on Netflix- just like everyone else it took us a few episodes to get into this but it was well worth it, I absolutely loved it and miss the characters.

 

What have you been enjoying?

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including exhibition installation images, architectural, interiors and object photography and discreet documentary/reportage photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/2/a-zine-about-january-2021 Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:00:00 GMT
A Tearsheet Update https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/1/a-tearsheet-update I've taken a bit of time recently to make a few updates to my website. It's that classic scenario - I get so busy doing the day-to-day work that I neglect doing the work on the business itself, including my website, which is the showcase for the business. So here I am with the inevitable January update! I'm quietly working through archive images to make a nice image bank people can search through, which is a bit of a longer project, but most recently I concentrated on setting up a proper tearsheet page again. 

 

Screenshot of the Tearsheets Page on Jayne Lloyd's WebsiteScreenshot of the Tearsheets Page on Jayne Lloyd's WebsiteScreenshot of the Tearsheets Page on Jayne Lloyd's Website

Most of my clients are organisations - museums, galleries and businesses - for whom I carry out a photography session and supply a gallery of images that can be used in many different ways. They're usually used for publicity, promotion and reporting, for example if they've received a grant for a particular project and need images to show the project in action. It's a nice way of working for me, as often the shoot days are filled with lots of variety and creative challenges, and it works well for my clients too, as they get a library of images they can get a lot of use from.

Screenshot of the Arts Council England showing an actor in role as a housemaid looking out through an open front door at the Charles Dickens Museum.Arts Council EnglandArts Council England
In my new tearsheet page I've included a few examples of how these organisations use these images, online or in print, when I find them. Some are for social media, illustrating newsletters, part of the visual identity of a website, like for Contemporary Applied Arts, some give their visitors an idea of what they can expect to see when they visit, like Firstsite. Gunnersbury Park and Museum use images on their website but also in their printed What's On guides. When I shoot the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden Magazine it's primarily for the online coverage but every now and then they are used in the magazine too. There's still something very special about seeing your work in print!
 

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I'll endeavour to keep it updated as new features go live, to promote the work that I and my lovely clients are doing and also hopefully to provide a bit of inspiration on how you can use photographs for your own promotion. 

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums, galleries and businesses as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from architectural to discreet reportage photography.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Editorial Photography General update Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/1/a-tearsheet-update Tue, 26 Jan 2021 07:15:00 GMT
Zines about 2020 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/1/zines-about-2020 Happy New Year! I hope that you are okay. As usual I got a bit behind on sharing my monthly zines, so here's a final flick through my year in zines, featuring some of the things I was looking at in 2020. There's a slideshow of all the pages below, you can see stills of few pages further down, or you can see photos of them all here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/monthlyzines2020, if you'd like. 

I'm still enjoying putting these together, taking some time to look back at photographs I've taken, and having something printed that I can flick through in the future.

 

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A Compilation of Zines About 2020A Compilation of Zines About 2020A Compilation of Zines About 2020 by Jayne Lloyd A Compilation of Zines About 2020A Compilation of Zines About 2020A Compilation of Zines About 2020 by Jayne Lloyd A Compilation of Zines About 2020A Compilation of Zines About 2020A Compilation of Zines About 2020 by Jayne Lloyd A Compilation of Zines About 2020A Compilation of Zines About 2020A Compilation of Zines About 2020 by Jayne Lloyd So that's it - 2020 filed away!

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including exhibition installation, architectural, interiors and object photography and discreet documentary/reportage photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/1/zines-about-2020 Wed, 06 Jan 2021 16:31:23 GMT
Photography for The Charles Dickens Museum https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/12/photography-for-the-charles-dickens-museum Recently I was commissioned to work with the Charles Dickens Museum to create some new promotional images and it was really lovely to be back and to work with the fantastic team again. The Charles Dickens Museum is at 48 Doughty Street, which was the London home of Charles Dickens and a wonderful museum to visit if you are able to. It's particularly special at Christmas when all the rooms are decorated beautifully.

The museum is open when it is able to be so, tier and restriction dependent, but they also have an excellent programme of online events that you can enjoy from home. Part of my work was to capture images to promote the Virtual Handmaid's Tour and Dominic Gerrard's A Christmas Carol and they both look absolutely fantastic!

There are a few images below, and you can see many of them in use and find out more about the museum and what's on on their website: dickensmuseum.com

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I am also really pleased that a couple of images that I took on a previous shoot have been included in a new Christmas at the Charles Dickens Museum Postcard Set, one of which is also on the cover, so that's lovely to see! You can buy the set here, along with plenty of other lovely Dickens related items.

Christmas at the Charles Dickens MuseumChristmas at the Charles Dickens MuseumThe Charles Dickens Museum decorated for Christmas.

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums and galleries as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Documentary Photography Interior Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/12/photography-for-the-charles-dickens-museum Thu, 17 Dec 2020 08:45:33 GMT
Zines about September and October 2020 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/11/zines-about-september-and-october-2020 It took me a while to make my September zine, as you can tell by my sharing it at the end of November. I'm not sure why really, I did some nice things! I did a little more travelling about for work and seeing a few more people which was really lovely. I had a lovely afternoon featuring a trip to Tymperleys, ate some good meals and worked on my pasta making technique. We went on lots of nice walks, I photographed quite a lot of products and drank beers with amusing names.

 

In October I enjoyed Halloween by carving a pumpkin, buying and eating chocolates I knew full well no-one would trick-or-treat for and wearing a darker shade of lipstick that I'm still not sure really suits me but makes me feel like a glamorous goth. I tried a brilliant recipe for ginger biscuits and a good chocolate chip one too. YEARBOOK, the major project I'd been working on at Shutter Hub, became a real life printed publication which was exciting. I had a really great day working on a photography commission that I thoroughly enjoyed and am looking forward to sharing pictures of when I'm able. The leaves on the trees changed colour rather magnificently, we had a lot of rain and we carried on walking.

 

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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/11/zines-about-september-and-october-2020 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:19:58 GMT
A Zine about August 2020 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/9/a-zine-about-august-2020 August started off by being very busy as I worked towards some much needed time off. I had a birthday, I saw the sea for the first time in a very long time and it made me feel so happy! We ate a delicious meal in a lovely greenhouse at a restaurant, we spent a lot of time in the garden, we watched dragonflies hunting for flies above our heads and I appreciated a bucket of cold water cooling my feet on really hot days. We safely visited the pub and we went on a train, which felt like a huge adventure after such a long time. We visited and then I photographed at Firstsite, which was great. We went on some really lovely walks, I quite literally put my feet up (feet seem to feature a lot in this zine, sorry) and we saw an incredible display of deer running and jumping across the fields.

Photograph of a home made photozine on dark grey fabric, with a photograph of the side of a pier with sea to the right and blue sky and clouds above, and 'August 2020' in cursive handwriting below.August ZineA zine about August, by photographer Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of a home made photozine on dark grey fabric.August ZineA zine about August, by photographer Jayne Lloyd. A fish and broccoli dish on a white round plate to the left, and a field with sea in the distance and blue sky with clouds above. Photograph of a home made photozine on dark grey fabric. Top left image of a dragonfly, an Instax print of feet in a bucket of water below, top right image of a hand holding a pint of beer, and a gutter with a discarded facemark below.August ZineA zine about August, by photographer Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of a home made photozine on dark grey fabric. Left page shows train tickets and photographs of an empty carpark and field scenes from a walk. On the right side an exterior photograph of Firstsite gallery.August ZineA zine about August, by photographer Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of a home made photozine on dark grey fabric.August ZineA zine about August, by photographer Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of the ruins of St Boltolphs Priory on the left, and crossed bare feet with red painted toenails against a grey background to the right. Photograph of a home made photozine on dark grey fabric. On the left hand side an image of a path by the sea on the Dunwich coastline and on the right hand side a field with deer very tiny in the distance.August ZineA zine about August, by photographer Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of a home made photozine on dark grey fabric.August ZineA zine about August, by photographer Jayne Lloyd, showing the blank back cover.

 

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/9/a-zine-about-august-2020 Sat, 26 Sep 2020 13:25:02 GMT
Photography for Firstsite - Updated interiors to reflect COVID-19 Secure changes https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/9/photography-for-firstsite---updated-interiors-to-reflect-covid-19-secure-changes When lockdown restrictions eased here in the UK, one of the first places we visited was Firstsite, Colchester's international gallery and creative community space. It's one of our favourite places to spend a Saturday in Colchester, and being such a well-designed, spacious building we knew that it would be easy to keep a distance from other visitors and that all necessary precautions would be taken to keep everyone safe, without affecting the exhibition experience. We were right - we had a really lovely visit, really enjoyed the exhibitions, particularly 'Tell me the story of all these things' (catch it before it closes on 11 October if you can!) and a good look round the shop, which is also one of my favourite shops in Colchester!

 

Exterior image of Firstsite gallery, with The Minories building and plants to the left, and blue sky and clouds above.FirstsiteFirstsite gallery, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Firstsite work closely with the community - their Holiday Fun programme supported over 200 children and their caregivers with free sports activities and nutritious meals this summer. If you'd like to find out more about the work that they do you can do so here, and also consider making a donation if you are able, to help them reach even more families in East Anglia to help them stay happy, healthy and tackle social isolation.

 

I've worked with Firstsite a number of times now, including capturing images for their re-desgined website and the opening of Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993) at the end of last year, so I was really pleased to be asked back to take some new images showing the changes that have been made recently.

 

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The Firstsite shop is so good for gifts! Art books, handmade jewellery, feminist literature, stylish homeware, all really lovely!

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The café has moved to the back of the building and has a lovely balcony area outside, too. I recommend the chocolate cake!

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It's a stunning building with a great programme of exhibitions, fantastic cinema and a truly lovely team to work with!

Firstsite

Lewis Gardens, High Street, 
Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: info@firstsite.uk

Opening times:
10am–5pm every day

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm also Project Manager at Shutter Hub, a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. If you'd like to get involved in that, you can join us here.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Architectural Photography Commissions Interior Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/9/photography-for-firstsite---updated-interiors-to-reflect-covid-19-secure-changes Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:01:24 GMT
A Zine about July 2020 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/8/a-zine-about-july-2020 I think I must have achieved a new personal record by making my July zine right at the beginning of August, I'm not sure I've completed one that quickly before!

July was still busy with projects with Shutter Hub, working remotely for CAA and I started going back out into the world to do photoshoots, which felt quite strange but wonderful at the same time. Tim had a birthday, we spent a lot of time in the garden, I caught sight of comet Neowise thanks to guidance from my Dad and the landscape of my walks changed yet again. The sweetcorn continued to provide much excitement and I spotted a mousetrap in a gutter.

 

 

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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/8/a-zine-about-july-2020 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:39:14 GMT
A Zine about June 2020 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/7/a-zine-about-june-2020 June wasn't really that different to March, April and May in most ways. Last year it was June that I got stuck on and then had to catch up at the start of this year. I think at the time I was struggling to fill it with interesting images, but looking back at it now that's hard to believe - I did lots of interesting things! 

This June I was busy working on projects with Shutter Hub, working remotely for CAA and I started getting enquiries about photoshoots. I kept going on walks (though not as many, need to get back to those more!) I baked some nice things, spent a lot of time in the garden and had success with my Mamiya RB67/Lomo Diana Instant Back+. We introduced new rituals to signify the weekends, everyone suddenly stopped having Zooms without anyone ever saying anything about it, and we discovered growing sweetcorn is very satisfying (but I need to get better at weeding).

 

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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/7/a-zine-about-june-2020 Sun, 19 Jul 2020 15:10:56 GMT
Gunnersbury Park & Museum https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/6/gunnersbury-park-museum I've been working with Gunnersbury Park & Museum since the end of 2018, shortly after they re-opened following a major refurbishment, helping to build up a library of images they could use in their promotion, 'What's On' guide and for their new website. It has been wonderful to document the huge variety of events, activities and exhibitions they run, explore the stunning buildings and grounds and work with such a wonderful team. I always look forward to photographing at Gunnersbury and I always come away having learnt something new, which is an added bonus! The last shoot I had before lockdown was with the volunteers at Gunnersbury and it was such a lovely day. I've thought a lot about that day while I've been staying at home.

 

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I was absolutely devastated to see that their lovely café was completely destroyed in a fire in late May. It's a place I've spent a fair bit of time and it was always buzzing (and the queues after parkrun were quite something!) so it's a huge blow to the community as well as on the income for the museum at a time when they had already lost 40% of their entire yearly income over the space of a few weeks due to COVID-19. They are running a campaign at the moment asking for donations to help secure the future of the organisation, which is at serious risk. If you would like to make a donation you can do so here: https://www.visitgunnersbury.org/support-us/

 

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Below are just a few of the photographs I have taken over the past year or so, to give you a flavour of what a special place it is. I do encourage you to have a look at their website, follow them on social media and go to visit when they are open again - they have such an impressive programme of events, and it's a wonderful place just to have a wander!

 

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Find out more about Gunnersbury Park & Museum here.

 


 

I am a professional photographer based in the UK. 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) Commissions Documentary Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/6/gunnersbury-park-museum Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:41:51 GMT
An Instant Back for a Mamiya RB67 - Lomography Diana Instant Back + https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/6/an-instant-back-for-a-mamiya-rb67---lomography-diana-instant-back Fujifilm discontinued their FP-100C Instant Film in 2016, I think. It was the film used to take test shots on medium format cameras since Polaroid stopped making theirs way back when. I used to use it for my Mamiya RB67 Professional, but I used my final sheet in 2019. 

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To use instant sheet film I had a Polaroid back, connected to a P Adapter, which allowed the connection of the Polaroid back to a Mamiya RB67. The Polaroid back has a dark slide in it and meant that you could take the whole lot off mid-way through a pack of film, shoot some roll film, then swap them back again later.

 

I don't shoot loads with my Mamiya - I love it, but it's expensive to buy and develop film. I come back to it now and again, and whenever I do I look up whether anyone has come up with a good replacement for the peel-apart film or an adapter for Instax/Polaroid Original. There are a few things about, usually on Kickstarter, often more expensive than I can justify for a personal project, and they tend to go very quiet after the initial launch. I don't even know why I wanted one so much, but there's something about taking instant pictures on my Mamiya that I really enjoy.

 

One day while I was pondering this I remembered that I had an Instant Back for my Lomography Diana F+, which shoots Fujifilm Instax Mini, and I had a spark of inspiration - perhaps there was a way to attach this to the Mamiya? So I spent a very happy afternoon with some foamboard, velvet and a whole lot of gaffer tape.

 

I was pretty focused on the job in hand and a bit impatient so I can only apologise for not documenting this better, but hopefully this gives you the general idea, in case you enjoy messing about with things like this as much as me.

 

I started with the Mamiya body with the P adapter attached - this was needed to be able to attach a Polaroid back to the body, so it made sense to use this as the platform I'd attach everything to.

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First things first, remove the part that connects the Instant back to the Diana F+ body - remove the screws. Easy.

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There are parts at different levels, and a curvy bit on the Instant Back so I needed find a way of filling all the gaps. Cue the foamboard, velvet and gaffer tape - the goal being to create a flat surface to attach to the P adapter, and not let any light sneak in.

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This image is mainly here because it looks a bit like a face.
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I didn't have felt, I did have velvet, which is great, but be warned that velvet bits get everywhere!

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Once I'd got the Diana Back flattened out it occurred to me that there might be a way to attach it to the Polaroid back, rather than just to the P adapter, so I could make use of the dark slide too. It turned out to be super simple as the back section of the Polaroid back popped out at the hinge really easily. It was then just a matter of gaffer taping everything together and I had a nice secure unit!

 

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Sorry this was shot vertically, it was for Instagram Stories!

 

At this point I remembered I didn't have any Instax Mini film so I ordered some and waited for it to arrive.

 

Three days later, late in the afternoon, the Instax arrived! I set myself up at my electric piano - as the film would be sitting further back than roll film or the actual Polaroid back I knew that the focus would be off, but I thought a good starting point would be to focus as normal, and with a piano keyboard it might be easier to see what sort of compensation was required. I took a light meter reading and went for it: remove the dark slide, switch on the back, make the exposure, press the develop button, take the exposed film out and put it in my back pocket, put the dark slide back in, switch off the back. 

 

As expected, it was totally out of focus, but the exposure looked pretty good and more importantly - I was amazed it worked at all!! So I had a guess at what sort of compensation I'd need to make for the focus, which was basically to roll the bellows right back in, and I was pretty impressed with the result!

 

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By this point it was getting pretty dark so I ended the day on a high (ridiculously high from the success!) and came back to it at the weekend when I had more time.

 

I took a couple more shots inside (by a window, just to make things harder for myself, but these were actual test shots for film), then I thought I'd try outside to get a sense of what focus limits I had. It was a really sunny day. I took a shot and the whole thing was completely blown out. Yes it's 800 ISO film but even making massive adjustments to the aperture wasn't working. I went back inside and took a few more shots - the first few were also blown out but it started to get better. I deduced from this that there must be a leak somewhere. When I took those first shots I was inside so it didn't matter so much, but being outside there was no hiding. Thinking about it now, I also took the back off to take a shot on film before I went outside, so that's also a possibility.

 

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So I went over everything with another layer of gaffer tap, being extra cautious on the corners and joins, started a new pack and began with shots inside in case I blew everything out again. I was really pleased with how these came out - I went for high apertures to increase my chance of focus, guessed a position and went for it. Lovely yellow tulips. I shot through a window, too, to get a sense of the focus but keeping in the back out of the light (plus it was raining and I wanted to stay dry). At f32 the raindrops on the window are sharp, but the building in the background is softer.

 

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As you can see, towards the end of the pack I ventured outside. For extra caution I popped a beret on the Instant Back too, and thankfully, it seemed to work!

 

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So, with my 127mm lens I can shoot pretty lovely, sharp images about 1m away from the camera, and softer images of things further away. For test shots that's still helpful though, the exposures match up nicely, as you can see from the test shots leading to the final image, below. I'm sure with further investigation there'd be away of correcting the shift, but I'm happy with what I have for now!

 

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So there it is, a Mamiya RB67 with a Diana Instant Back+, a success!

 

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

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Photo Kit: cameras Photo Kit: film Step-by-step https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/6/an-instant-back-for-a-mamiya-rb67---lomography-diana-instant-back Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:03:15 GMT
Zines about March, April and May 2020 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/6/zines-about-march-april-and-may-2020 So... March, April and May 2020.  Everything changed significantly. I carried on with my personal zines.

 

March started on a high with the launch of Shutter Hub's Postcards from Great Britain exhibition in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The exhibition was brilliant, loads of wonderful people came together and we had a lovely time. I washed my hands a lot. The following week I spent a lovely day photographing the volunteers at Gunnersbury Park Museum - in the gardens, around the museum - things were starting to feel different but it was still really lovely!

The last time we went into Colchester town centre in a 'normal' way the daffodils were in full glory in Castle Park and we went into a bookshop we'd never been in before where we discovered a treasure trove of second-hand books in a maze of rooms in a higgledy-piggledy building.

Jobs were cancelled, other jobs took on new forms. I was grateful for being used to working from home a lot, for being able to continue the remote work that I do, and for being safe and well.

We went into 'lockdown' and ticked off a lot of lockdown clichés. We used at least 4 different video conferencing apps and watched streaming theatre, gigs and had online catchups with friends. I did more yoga and tried meditation guided by the lead singer of Enter Shikari. We went for walks, doing the social distancing dance around other people on walks, and we planted seeds. My Home/Work project became very relevant.

British Summer Time began with a snow flurry. There were a lot of very difficult days but there were some good things too. I had a favourite tree and I found a china doll's ear in my garden. We kept walking. We ate Easter eggs, I started baking half cakes, we painted a room and we saw the most incredible display of bluebells I think I've ever seen. We had burgers delivered and I felt more excited than I had done for ages!

I spent a day joining one camera to another. I helped work on Shutter Hub's EVERYDAY DELIGHT (Stay at Home Edition) and relished all the beautiful moments of joy that had been captured. We watched the landscape change, we watched the sky and I'll carry on walking.

 

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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/6/zines-about-march-april-and-may-2020 Fri, 12 Jun 2020 14:41:33 GMT
RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden magazine https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/5/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-for-the-english-garden-magazine Monday 18 May was due to be press day at the 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which I was going to be photographing for The English Garden magazine. I was looking forward to working with the team again, having worked with TEG at the event in 20172018 and 2019, but of course this year it was not to be.

Instead, this weekend I have been enjoying the latest issue of The English Garden, which celebrates Chelsea by looking back at show gone by, and includes an image I shot last year of Chris Beardshaw's show garden for Morgan Stanley.

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There are also 2 free packs of seeds with the issue so that's an added bonus too! 

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The RHS are running lots of online events for a 'Virtual Chelsea Flower Show' this year, and The English Garden has a handy guide to it all on their website. It's well worth checking out their excellent website - particularly if you, like me, have ventured into gardening properly for the first time during lockdown. They have easy gardening jobs to do in May, advice on what vegetables to grown at home, ten plants you can grown indoors, and an incredibly useful guide on where to buy plants during lockdown. Although garden centres are now starting to re-open, it's a really great way to discover places you might not have known about before, too - there were quite a few nurseries near to me that I didn't know about previously and it's great to be able to support local businesses at this time.

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Here are a few photographs from last year, but do check out The English Garden's blog to find out all the details about them, and for plenty of other garden inspiration.
 

Hopefully we'll be back there next year!

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The Morgan Stanley Garden by Chris Beardshaw

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‘Back to Nature’ garden, designed by The Duchess of Cambridge in collaboration with the RHS and Davies White

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 photographed for The English Garden Magazine by Jayne Lloyd. The Resilience Garden by Sarah Eberle

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 photographed for The English Garden Magazine by Jayne Lloyd. The Wedgwood Garden by Jo Thompson

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 photographed for The English Garden Magazine by Jayne Lloyd. The Trailfinders Undiscovered Latin America Garden by Jonathan Snow
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1133JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1133 The Greenfingers Charity Garden by Kate Gould

JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1171JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1171 Dame Judi Dench
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2662JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2662 Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow by Jilayne Rickards
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2694JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2694 The Silent Pool Gin Garden by David Neale

JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2734JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2734 The Manchester Garden by Exterior Architecture
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1262JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1262 The High Maintenance Garden For Motor Neurone Disease Association by Sue Hayward
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2919JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2919 The Donkey Sanctuary: Donkeys Matter Garden
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2938JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2938 Green Switch garden by Kazuyuki Ishihara
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2955JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2955 JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1279JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1279 Walker’s Forgotten Quarry Garden
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1286JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1286 Miles Stone: The Kingston Maurward Garden
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_3011JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_3011 JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2992JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2992 Alitex Greenhouse
JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_3136JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_3136 A Gorilla sculpted from sweet potato (I think) by Medwyns of Anglesey

JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1320JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1320 Plant of the year: Sedum takesimense ‘Atlantis’
 

 

Don't forget to check out The English Garden's blog for the full story, tips for you own garden and to find out all about the virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

 


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) Architectural Photography Commissions Editorial Photography Garden Photography Tearsheets https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/5/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-for-the-english-garden-magazine Mon, 18 May 2020 06:00:00 GMT
Zines about 2019 https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/3/zines-about-2019 A couple of weeks ago I finally caught up on all my monthly zines for 2019. You may remember I got stuck at June, then restarted in 2020 and was working my way backwards. Well, week by week I've been catching up and have completed the set! You can see a slideshow of them below, see a few pages further down, or you can see photos of them all here if you are interested: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/MonthlyZines2019

Lots happened in 2019 - I was lucky to travel to some amazing places, take part in some incredible exhibitions and work on some fantastic projects and commissions. There were also some trickier times when photography was a welcome distraction. I'm so glad I completed the set and can flick through for a reminder of some of the things I saw, places I visited and food I enjoyed, and am determined to keep it up.

 

January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January. January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January. A Zine About MayA Zine About MayA Zine About May A Zine About MayA Zine About MayA Zine About May

I joined them together just by tying the binding together, but as you can see, my technique improved on the bottom row! 

 

I'll be back soon with a zine about March!

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/3/zines-about-2019 Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:52:31 GMT
Postcards from Great Britain: Haarlem - A Shutter Hub exhibition at Hotel Lion d'Or https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/3/postcards-from-great-britain-haarlem---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-hotel-lion-dor The first exhibition of images from Shutter Hub's Postcards from Great Britain project opened on 5 March at the Hotel Lion d'Or in Haarlem, The Netherlands, supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper and I was absolutely delighted to be there and to photograph it.

Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub.

"Postcards from Great Britain is a largescale project from Shutter Hub, inviting photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images and create conversations and exchange. Pop-up exhibitions will be held in locations across Europe, with related events, showcasing thousands of postcard-sized images. Every image submitted to Postcards from Great Britain will be collated into a digital and print catalogue, to be housed in libraries and archives around the world, and 100 images will be selected for a collectable postcard set. (See the up-to-date Project Overview here).

In a significant time in European history this project sets out to document and share aspects of British culture, spanning all genres of photography, and collating images which include social, political, historical, traditional and observational responses."

Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub.

The exhibition is stunning - beautifully curated as always by Shutter Hub's Creative Director Karen Harvey. The Hotel Lion d'Or is a perfect location too, so well connected and in a really central location in lovely Haarlem with beautiful interiors. I recommend visiting Haarlem, and The Hotel Lion d'Or is such a great place to stay, too, they really looked after us well.

Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub.
It was such a lovely evening - people came from all over, made new connections, new friends, discussed new possibilities - exactly what Postcards from Great Britain is all about! Visit the Shutter Hub blog to read all about the night and some lovely quotes from people who were there.

 

Here's a selection of photos, but you can see the whole gallery here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/shutterhubpgb_haarlem

Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub. Postcards from Great Britain: HaarlemPostcards from Great Britain: HaarlemThe first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub.

 

I'm really pleased to be part of this exhibition, and to have images included too, including my cup of coffee

 

 

POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: HAARLEM 

Hotel Lion d’Or
Kruisweg 34-36, 2011 LC  Haarlem, The Netherlands

05 March – 02 April 2020

Opening times: 11am – 7pm, daily (the exhibition room is very occasionally closed for private functions so please check before you make a special trip!)

Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper.

 

If you'd like to be part of Postcards from Great Britain click through to the call for entries - it's open until 31 December 2020! It's a great project involving pop-up exhibitions in Europe, an archive, a catalogue and collectible postcard sets. 

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm also Project Manager at Shutter Hub, a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. If you'd like to get involved in that, you can join us here.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Documentary Photography Exhibitions Installation Photography Interior Photography Museum and Gallery Photography Shutter Hub https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/3/postcards-from-great-britain-haarlem---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-hotel-lion-dor Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:37:37 GMT
A Zine About February https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/3/a-zine-about-february Another month gone, another zine made! I'm still filling in the gaps for last year, but in the meantime trying to stay on top of this year. So here is my zine for February.

 

Highlights included: the first signs of spring, a non-perfect-looking but pretty tasty pavlova I made, attempts at getting outside more frequently, I made a new issue of Amass Zine and people bought some, more chasing steam through the window, photographing an opening at CAA, a very flat cap and a mouth guard in gutters, a lovely wedding at Hedingham Castle and one of my favourite days of the year - Pancake Day!

 

I also used to blog about things I'd enjoyed throughout the month so I'm bringing that back - I like hearing people's recommendations so I like to think people might be interested in mine, too. Find them after the zine.

 

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Other things I've enjoyed this month that I didn't take pictures of:

An Exhibition:

Unboxing Alex Frost, Firstsite, until 19 April 2020 - these underwater unboxing videos are shown on a huge screen so they fill the whole wall and are really hypnotic. I particularly enjoyed the Berocca and the shaving gel.

A Podcast:

Frank Turner's Tales from No Man's Land - I really enjoyed hearing all the stories about these women through history and highly recommend checking it out.

A book:

In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki

I'm going to try to read more in March!
 

TV shows:

Shrill - absolutely brilliant but this meant I watched it too quickly - I'll have to watch it again!

Ink Master - think Great British Bakeoff but for tattoos. Tim and I got completely addicted to this.

Better Things - thanks to Jenny for the tip on this.

The Americans - way behind on this but really like it (i.e., no spoilers please).

James May, Our Man in Japan - I think we probably watched this in January but I haven't recommended it yet so am adding it here, it was great!

 

Films:

9-5 - really enjoyed this!

Booksmart

The Hummingbird Project

Hotel Mumbai

Parasite - went to the cinema for the first time in ages and really enjoyed it!

The Hate U Give

 

If you've got any recommendations please send them to me!

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/3/a-zine-about-february Mon, 02 Mar 2020 17:21:52 GMT
Upcoming Exhibition: Postcards from Great Britain: Haarlem https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/2/UpcomingExhibition--Postcards-from-Great-Britain--Haarlem I'm really excited about the next Shutter Hub exhibition - it's the first in a series of pop-up exhibitions for our HUGE project 'Postcards from Great Britain', and is being held at the Hotel Lion d'Or in Haarlem, The Netherlands, supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper

You might also recognise the image in the flyer - I'm pretty pleased that my cup of coffee photograph is being used!

Postcards from Great Britain - Haarlem Exhibition FlyerPostcards from Great Britain - Haarlem Exhibition FlyerPostcards from Great Britain - Haarlem Exhibition Flyer

Postcards from Great Britain is a new largescale project from Shutter Hub which invites photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images and create conversations and exchange.

Exhibitions will be held in locations across Europe, with related events, showcasing thousands of postcard-sized images. Every image submitted to Postcards from Great Britain will be collated into a digital and print catalogue, to be housed in libraries and archives around the world, and 100 images will be selected for a collectable postcard set.

 

In a significant time in European history this project sets out to document and share British culture, spanning all genres of photography, and collating images which include social, political, historical, traditional and observational responses.

How do you see Great Britain? Culture, landscape, industry, heritage, people, places, fish and chips and cups of tea? However you see it – if the images have been taken between 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2020 we want to see them and share them.

 

You can be a part of the project and future exhibitions by entering here: https://shutterhub.org.uk/call_for_entries/postcards-from-great-britain/ 

 

I've got a few images in the Haarlem exhibition, including these:

Summer - a melted ice cream on the pavementSummerSummer - a melted ice cream on the pavement

Summer, Colchester

 

Walton-on-the-NazeWalton-on-the-NazeWalton-on-the-Naze shot on disposable camera.

The Pier, Walton-on-the-Naze

View from the South BankView from the South BankView from the South Bank View from the South Bank
 

 

I'll be at the launch event with Shutter Hub Creative Director Karen Harvey, so if you can make it along come and say hello! I will also be taking installation photographs of the exhibition, so I'll share some of those on the blog when I'm back!

 

POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: HAARLEM 

Hotel Lion d’Or
Kruisweg 34-36, 2011 LC  Haarlem, The Netherlands

05 March – 02 April 2020

Opening times: 11am – 7pm, daily

Project and Exhibition Launch Event: 5-7pm, Thursday 05 March 2020

Supported by Newspaper Club.

 

Click here: Postcards from Great Britain to be a part of the project yourself! It's a great project involving pop-up exhibitions in Europe, an archive, a catalogue and collectible postcard sets. 

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm also Project Manager at Shutter Hub, a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. If you'd like to get involved in that, you can join us here.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography Exhibitions Shutter Hub https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/2/UpcomingExhibition--Postcards-from-Great-Britain--Haarlem Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:46:20 GMT
Amass Zine 03: Smear - a foldy photo zine https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/2/amass-zine-03-smear---a-foldy-photo-zine Issue 03 of Amass is finally here - hooray! It's called Smear: 'to spread or daub (an oily, greasy, viscous, or wet substance) on or over something' and this one is a collection of mucky handprints on a range of walls in public places.

Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd.

The recurring theme in my personal work has been documenting the traces that people leave behind. I like thinking about the stories behind them - why do people decide to wipe dirt from their hands on to a wall, where it will stay pretty much forever? 

Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd.

 

It's a 'foldy' zine, made from a sheet of A4 printed by Moo, and folded and cut by me 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!

 

Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd. Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd. Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd. Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd. Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd. Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd. Amass Zine 03: Smear.Amass Zine 03: Smear.Product shot of Amass Zine 03: Smear. by Jayne Lloyd.

 

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 here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/764364606/amass-zine-03-smear-a-foldy-photo-zine
 for £1.50 + postage. I've also had more copies of issues 01 and 02 printed so you can buy the whole set, if you want!

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/2/amass-zine-03-smear---a-foldy-photo-zine Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:09:46 GMT
A Zine About January https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/2/a-zine-about-january Remember how last year I started making monthly zines? Small selections of nice things I'd done in the month, mostly just a nice creative activity for myself, really, printed on normal printer paper at home.

 

Well if you do you'll probably remember that I got as far as May, then went very quiet about it. Basically I got stuck/busy/the rest of the year ran away from me. I'm now working my way backwards to complete the set, but I've also started again with 2020, so here is my zine for January.

 

Highlights included: a fish-shaped, Nutella-filled cake; a winter walk around Archway/Highgate; a tiny new houseplant with beautiful leaves; photographing steam (twice); an Enter Shikari fan club pack with a really lovely photozine; a really small but very powerful, excellent Sunday night gig from Frank Turner at the Colchester Arts Centre and an unexpected trip to Chelmsford Museum, complete with bees (where I learnt so many new things about Chelmsford I'm still boring people with random facts.)

 

January 2020 ZineJanuary 2020 ZineA zine about January 2020, by Jayne Lloyd. January 2020 ZineJanuary 2020 ZineA zine about January 2020, by Jayne Lloyd. January 2020 ZineJanuary 2020 ZineA zine about January 2020, by Jayne Lloyd. January 2020 ZineJanuary 2020 ZineA zine about January 2020, by Jayne Lloyd. January 2020 ZineJanuary 2020 ZineA zine about January 2020, by Jayne Lloyd. January 2020 ZineJanuary 2020 ZineA zine about January 2020, by Jayne Lloyd. January 2020 ZineJanuary 2020 ZineA zine about January 2020, by Jayne Lloyd.

A Zine About MayA Zine About MayJayne Lloyd's photozine about May. Let's see how long I can keep this up this year!

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Projects Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/2/a-zine-about-january Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:16:47 GMT
Photography for Firstsite - Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993) https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/1/photography-for-firstsite---antony-gormley-field-for-the-british-isles-1993 As you may remember, towards the end of last year I was really pleased to work with Firstsite, Colchester's international gallery and creative community space, to take photographs for their new website, so I was delighted to be asked back to photograph the opening celebration of their current exhibition, 'Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles (1993)', attended by Sir Antony Gormley himself.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.
 

"Field for the British Isles, which consists of 40,000 tiny individual terracotta figures, is the largest single artwork in the Arts Council Collection and its arrival in Colchester will herald the latest stage in the journey of this spectacular piece.

Field for the British Isles was made by Gormley in 1993 with 100 volunteers who were each given a portion of clay and instructions for the size and shape he wanted for the figures."

It's incredible to see the scale of this work - 40,000 completely unique figures, as far as the eye can see - and to think of all the people who have been involved with the exhibition, not only in its creation but in every iteration since. It's something to spend time on, and I've revisited it since to take it in without my camera.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd.

Opening Celebration: Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd.

Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd. Opening Celebration: Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.
Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd. Opening Celebration: Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.
Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd. Opening Celebration: Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.
Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd. Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.
Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd. Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.
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Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd. Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.
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Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019. Launch event photographed by Jayne Lloyd. Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles (1993). Exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, 2019.
 

For more information visit the Firstsite website, and make sure you check out their upcoming exhibitions, events and courses too. You can even hire their beautiful spaces if you're looking for a unique venue!

 

'Antony Gormley: Field for the British Isles' is open until Sunday 8 March 2020.

 

 

Firstsite

Lewis Gardens, High Street, 
Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: info@firstsite.uk

Opening times:
Welcome area and Box Office: Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm
Art Gallery: Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm
Firstsite Shop: Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm
Café: Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm
Bar: Mon–Sun: 6pm–8pm

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Documentary Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/1/photography-for-firstsite---antony-gormley-field-for-the-british-isles-1993 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:27:00 GMT
EVERYDAY DELIGHT - A Shutter Hub exhibition Free Space Project, Kentish Town, London https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/1/everyday-delight---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-free-space-project-kentish-town-london The latest Shutter Hub exhibition is a perfect way to kick off the new year - EVERYDAY DELIGHT opened on Thursday 5 December 2019 at Free Space Project at Kentish Town Health Centre in London and it is another beautiful concept from curator Karen Harvey:

"Shutter Hub have teamed up with Free Space Project to bring you EVERYDAY DELIGHT – all about looking for the joy in the small things, finding the magic in what might at first appear mundane, and discovering the beauty in the everyday.

It’s there, but you might not always be able to see it.

EVERYDAY DELIGHT might be something to be enjoyed between the rise and set of the sun, it’s a prompt to look for joy, to appreciate the little things – flowers growing through cracked pavements, cake crumbs on a plate, rippled shadows, low sun through high trees, accidental colour schemes in the street, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… hang on!

In a world where we seem to have more to worry about every day it’s not always easy to find the positive view, but we are hoping that this collaboration with Free Space Project, and the collation of over 100 images, will give viewers something to think about and to focus on temporarily, and perhaps to come away seeing things differently."

 

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The exhibition has been really well received by staff, patients and visitors and it was also featured in The Guardian: Magic in the mundane: photographers’ everyday gems – in pictures

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I'm really pleased to be part of this exhibition, and have three images included too: 

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EVERYDAY DELIGHT runs from 05 December 2019 – 28 February 2020 at Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London, NW5 2BX

The exhibition is free to visit, and is open: 8:30am – 6:30pm, Mon – Fri.

Supported by Newspaper Club.

 

 

 

There's a new, really exciting call for entries up at Shutter Hub, called Postcards from Great Britain- it's a great project involving pop-up exhibitions in Europe, an archive, a catalogue and collectible postcard sets. The next deadline is 6 February with further entries possible until the end of 2020. Find all the details and get involved here.


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm also Project Manager at Shutter Hub, a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. If you'd like to get involved in that, you can join us here.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Documentary Photography Exhibitions Installation Photography Interior Photography Museum and Gallery Photography Shutter Hub https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/1/everyday-delight---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-free-space-project-kentish-town-london Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:56:24 GMT
Photography for Firstsite - Interiors, exhibitions and events for their brand new website https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/11/photography-for-firstsite-gallery---interiors-exhibitions-and-events I was really excited to see that Firstsite, Colchester's international gallery and creative community space, has launched their brand new website this week. It's a beautiful, bold site with plenty of colour and pattern, and intuitive navigation, by Focus. I was extra excited because I'm really pleased to have been commissioned to take many of the photographs featured on the site.

 

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I've been a fan of Firstsite for a long time. Tim and I often pop in to check out the frequently changing exhibitions when we're spending a day wandering around Colchester, and when we first moved here in 2015 they held an Open exhibition, which I took part in and was a great way to get involved in the community.

 

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Here are a few of the photographs I took for them, but visit the Firstsite website to have a look - check out the upcoming exhibitions, events, courses and if you're looking for a unique venue you can hire beautiful spaces too!

 

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Lilah Fowler: Code Clay, Data Dirt.


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Elsa James: Black Girl Essex

 

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Mark Titchner: Some questions about us
 

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Book signing with David Olusoga

 

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FirstsiteFirstsiteThe shop at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd. The Firstsite shop is so good for gifts! Art books, handmade jewellery, feminist literature, stylish homeware, it's all a bit hard to resist.


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The café in the Welcome area serves seriously good coffee

 

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The cinema has a great program of films (and those lines were absolute joy to photograph!)

 

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It's a stunning building with a great programme of exhibitions, community events and a truly lovely team to work with!

Firstsite

Lewis Gardens, High Street, 
Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: info@firstsite.uk

Opening times:
Welcome area and Box Office: Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm
Art Gallery: Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm
Firstsite Shop: Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm
Café: Mon–Sun: 10am–5pm
Bar: Mon–Sun: 6pm–8pm

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm also Project Manager at Shutter Hub, a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. If you'd like to get involved in that, you can join us here.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Architectural Photography Commissions Interior Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/11/photography-for-firstsite-gallery---interiors-exhibitions-and-events Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:21:23 GMT
HOME - A Shutter Hub exhibition at The Gallery at Home, Wales https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/10/home---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-the-gallery-at-home-wales The latest Shutter Hub exhibition, HOME opened on Saturday 5 October 2019 at the Gallery at Home in Wales. This is an extra special exhibition as all the images shown are also available to purchase for £35 per print, with all the profits being donated to raise funds for Crisis, Shelter Cymru and Toiletries Amnesty. Prints can be purchased at the gallery or online here.

Image © Karen Harvey/Shutter Hub
 

Home can be found in a person, or a memory. Scars and skin, pin boards of photographs with frayed edges. Freckled noses, specks of dust in the light, long dark shadows and perspectives. Home can be anything, anywhere.

What does home mean to you?

 

I'm really pleased to be part of this exhibition, and have two images included too: 

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The Airing Cupboard

 

 

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Distracted on My Way to the Kitchen
 

 

HOME runs from 5–19 October 2019 at Gallery at Home, Llancayo Court, Usk, Wales, NP15 1HY

The exhibition is free to visit, and is open Tues – Fri, 10am – 4.30pm / Sat, 10am – 1.30pm

Prints can be bought at the gallery or online here.

 

 

There's a new, really exciting call for entries up at Shutter Hub, called Postcards from Great Britain- it's a great project involving pop-up exhibitions in Europe, an archive, a catalogue and collectible postcard sets. The first deadline is 30 November with further entries possible until the end of 2019. Find all the details and get involved here.


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm also Project Manager at Shutter Hub, a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. If you'd like to get involved in that, you can join us here.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography Exhibitions Personal Projects Shutter Hub https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/10/home---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-the-gallery-at-home-wales Mon, 07 Oct 2019 06:30:00 GMT
STREET / FORM - Install photos from the Shutter Hub exhibition at POW! WOW! Rotterdam https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/9/street-/-form---install-photos-from-the-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-pow-wow-rotterdam The brilliant Shutter Hub exhibition, STREET / FORM opened on Monday 9 September 2019, at POW! WOW! Rotterdam, Europe's leading street art festival, and I was so pleased to be there! Karen had already installed the show the previous week in our designated empty shop and she had (as always) curated it beautifully. The images were striking, clever, funny, bold and sensitive and the sequencing reflected that perfectly.

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I was there to photograph the exhibition and launch event, and also to give free portfolio reviews. It was wonderful to meet many of the exhibitors, members of the local community and the incredible POW! WOW! artists and team. 

I've put a few of the installation and event photos below, but you can visit the Shutter Hub blog to see more and read the full report on how it all went (spoiler: it went very well).

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How cool is this? A POW! WOW! Light installation on the KPN building.

We had chance to have a bit of an explore around Rotterdam and it couldn't really have been a more perfect location for STREET / FORM - such a vibrant city with an eclectic mix of buildings.

 

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The cube houses

 

Shameless hotel window reflection selfie. I imagine people behind that mirrored glass being quite amused. 

 

STREET / FORM investigates photography’s relationship with the urban landscape and street culture. The juxtaposition of shape and form, the encounters with the unknown, the intimacy with strangers. 70 photographers from around the world find inspiration in the street.

 

 

There's a new, really exciting call for entries up at Shutter Hub, called Postcards from Great Britain - it's a great project involving pop-up exhibitions in Europe, an archive, a catalogue and collectible postcard sets. The first deadline is 30 November with further entries possible until the end of 2019. Find all the details and get involved here.


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm also Project Manager at Shutter Hub, a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. If you'd like to get involved in that, you can join us here.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Documentary photography Exhibitions Installation Photography Museum and Gallery Photography Shutter Hub https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/9/street-/-form---install-photos-from-the-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-pow-wow-rotterdam Mon, 30 Sep 2019 06:30:00 GMT
STREET / FORM - A Shutter Hub exhibition at POW! WOW! Rotterdam https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/9/street-/-form---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-pow-wow-rotterdam The latest Shutter Hub exhibition, STREET / FORM opens on Monday 9 September 2019, at POW! WOW! Rotterdam, Europe's leading street art festival, and I'm really pleased to have some images in it too! 

Image © Shutter Hub
 

STREET / FORM investigates photography’s relationship with the urban landscape and street culture. The juxtaposition of shape and form, the encounters with the unknown, the intimacy with strangers. 70 photographers from around the world find inspiration in the street.

 

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Tokyo Reflection

 

Shutter Hub have teamed up with one of the most exciting street art festivals in the world, and have curated an exhibition of photography for POW! WOW! Rotterdam – Europe’s leading street art festival, this Autumn. As part of this world-class festival programme, Shutter Hub are hosting a week long exhibition, taking over an empty property in the Rotterdam-Zuid area and filling it with over 100 large scale newspaper prints. Newspaper is a temporary, democratic material with a low environmental impact compared to other exhibition processes.

 

STREET / FORM runs from 09 – 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 at Hilledijk 105B Rotterdam.

The exhibition is free to visit, and is open Mon – Sat, 7-10pm / Sun, 11am – 7pm

 

We're having a launch on Monday 09 September 2019, 7-10pm - it'd be lovely to see you there if you can join us! RSVP to info@shutterhub.org.uk

 

Visit the Shutter Hub website to find out all the details and see the names of all the exihibitors. 

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Architectural Photography Documentary Photography Exhibitions Shutter Hub Travel Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/9/street-/-form---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-pow-wow-rotterdam Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:40:01 GMT
Time to Think - A Shutter Hub exhibition at Festival Pil'Ours https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/8/time-to-think---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-festival-pilours It's been a busy ol' summer and I haven't had much time for blogging, but I wanted to let you know about the current Shutter Hub exhibition with Festival Pil'Ours in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France: 'Time to Think'. Opened in July and originally scheduled to close at the end of August, we're really pleased to have been asked to extend it until 30 November, due to popular demand! Time To Think includes the work of 145 female photographers from across 15 different countries, and a total of 435 images.

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As project manager for Shutter Hub I went over for the opening event, at which we were joined by some of the exhibitors who had travelled from Italy, The Netherlands and the Ukraine as well as visitors from France. I took photographs of the installation and of the lively launch event too.

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You can see more photos and read all about the exhibition on the Shutter Hub blog.


I'm also really pleased to be showing some work there myself:

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Shutter Hub currently have two Calls for Entry that are ending soon - one on the theme of Home at The Gallery at Home in Wales, raising money for Crisis UK, Shelter Cymru and the Toiletries Amnesty, and another on the theme of STREET / FORM, which will be part of POW! WOW! Rotterdam, Europe's biggest street art festival.

 

Visit the Shutter Hub website to find out all the details and see the names of all the exihibitors. 

 


I am a freelance 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) Exhibitions Installation Photography Museum and Gallery Photography Shutter Hub https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/8/time-to-think---a-shutter-hub-exhibition-at-festival-pilours Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:30:00 GMT
A Zine About May https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/7/a-zine-about-april Well I haven't made much progress on the Japan pictures as I've been busy with work, but here, finally, is my May Zine. As with January, FebruaryMarch and April it's a simple zine made on A4 printer paper at home.

As always, it's a small selection of nice things I've done this month. It was another busy one, with a trip to Cambridge for my Dad's birthday, a lovely day with photographers at Shutter Hub's Everything I Ever Learnt closing event at Art at the ARB at Cambridge University, Colchester Digital's first annual event, shooting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden Magazine, a day out in Colchester, a great night with friends watching Rad Pitt and Big in Sheboygan, Mum's belated birthday trip down the slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and a leaf I thought was a seahorse.

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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Project Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/7/a-zine-about-april Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:03:43 GMT
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 for The English Garden magazine https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/6/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2019-for-the-english-garden-magazine I had a really great day working with The English Garden magazine again to photograph the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. You may remember from last year and 2017 that I have a background in garden photography, as one of my first jobs in the photography industry was at Garden World Images, and it was great to be asked back again to photograph for The English Garden again.

We were there on press day to capture all the stunning gardens, latest trends, award-winning plants and products, and a few 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 - now if I could just put some of that inspiration into practice in my own garden that would be brilliant!

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 plenty of other garden inspiration.

 

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‘Back to Nature’ garden, designed by The Duchess of Cambridge in collaboration with the RHS and Davies White

 

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 photographed for The English Garden Magazine by Jayne Lloyd. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 photographed for The English Garden Magazine by Jayne Lloyd. The Wedgwood Garden by Jo Thompson
 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 photographed for The English Garden Magazine by Jayne Lloyd. The Trailfinders Undiscovered Latin America Garden by Jonathan Snow
 

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JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2826JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2826 The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden by Taina Suonio

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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) Architectural Photography Commissions Editorial Photography Garden Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/6/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2019-for-the-english-garden-magazine Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:30:00 GMT
A Zine About April https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/5/a-zine-about-april I finally had a bit of time to make my April Zine. Now I just need time to finish up my pictures from Japan! I think there'll be zine or two on that, if I get chance. As with January, February and March it's a simple zine made on A4 printer paper at home.

I think the format is pretty set now - a small selection of nice things I've done this month. There were so many great things from Japan, but I've kept it to just a taster, a couple of trips to London, a brilliant Shutter Hub exhibition, a sweet gutter find, a lovely day of work at Gunnersbury Park Museum and cherry blossom in Japan and my parents' garden.

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So that's it! I'll get on with those photos from Japan, and will be back with a zine for May next month.


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Project Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/5/a-zine-about-april Sun, 26 May 2019 06:30:00 GMT
A Zine About March https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/4/a-zine-about-march Bit of a delay on reporting about this as I've been away, but I did manage to continue my monthly zine! As with January and February, it's a simple zine made on A4 printer paper at home.

I've gone with just a small selection of things again - blooms as we launched into spring, some snaps from a lovely weekend celebrating my Grandad's 90th birthday, pancake day and a great Ghostwood Shanks gig, complete with free dinosaurs.

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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Project Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/4/a-zine-about-march Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:30:00 GMT
Installation and Launch Night Photos: Everything I Ever Learnt https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/4/installation-and-launch-night-photos-everything-i-ever-learnt On Thursday we held a launch event for the latest Shutter Hub exhibition, Everything I Ever Learnt, at at Art at the ARB at the University of Cambridge. The exhibition looks absolutely stunning across the 4 floors of the light and airy building - huge congratulations to Karen Harvey and Judith Weik for all their hard work installing - it is curated beautifully! I took installation shots before the event started and then we were joined by lots of truly lovely people for a really wonderful evening! It was great to meet so many exhibitors, people I had only previously met online and to chat photography with old and new friends.

Prints are available to buy from the show, at a really reasonable price of £28 - find all the info on that here: https://shutterhub.org.uk/prints-for-sale-everything-i-ever-learnt/

Here are a few of the photos I took - a full blog and details of the night will be on the Shutter Hub blog very soon!

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28 March – 3 May 2019

Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building,
7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Opening times: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

 

Visit the Shutter Hub website to find out all the details and see the names of all the exihibitors. 

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Architectural Photography Commissions Exhibitions Installation Photography Museum and Gallery Photography Shutter Hub https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/4/installation-and-launch-night-photos-everything-i-ever-learnt Mon, 08 Apr 2019 06:30:00 GMT
EVERYTHING I EVER LEARNT - A Shutter Hub exhibition https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/3/everything-i-ever-learnt---a-shutter-hub-exhibition The latest Shutter Hub exhibition, Everything I Ever Learnt, is now open at Art at the ARB, at the University of Cambridge, and I'm really pleased to have 3 images in it too! This is one of them, you'll have to come along to see the others (I'll probably share the others online too at a later date, but it's nice to keep them a bit exclusive at first, at least). 

 

Jenny's view of SingaporeJenny's view of SingaporeView of Singapore through a window in a high-rise flat in Bukit Batok, with stars stuck on the glass.

I loved this part of the Call for Entries:

"That image reminds me of something. It ignites a small flame that lights my way through the filing system of my mind. It brings me eventually to the hint of a memory, and that memory guides my interpretation of the image, influences my reaction, connects my thoughts and feelings, and threads them together, binding them into a new collection, to be drawn upon the next time something familiar arises.

Everything I have seen, felt, remembered,
everything, influences and informs every thought I will ever have."

 

I love the imagery it conjured, and it made me think about how all my experiences, what I've read, what I've looked at, everything I've picked up over the years, comes through in some small way in the way I look at the world and in the way I choose to photograph it. 

It's an incredible show with a huge range of images from around 100 fantastic, creative photographers - we worked with the Newspaper Club again on this so all participants could let us take care of printing and hanging, and I can't wait to see it all in place!

We're having a launch on Thursday 4 April, 6-8pm - it'd be lovely to see you there if you can join us! RSVP to info@shutterhub.org.uk

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28 March – 3 May 2019

Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building,
7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Opening times: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

 

Visit the Shutter Hub website to find out all the details and see the names of all the exihibitors. 

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Architectural Photography Documentary Photography Exhibition Shutter Hub https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/3/everything-i-ever-learnt---a-shutter-hub-exhibition Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:36:37 GMT
A Zine About February https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/3/a-zine-about-february After the fun I had making my Zine about January, I decided to do the same for February. As with last time, it's a simple zine made on A4 printer paper at home.

I've gone with just a small selection of things again - a lovely day being a tourist in London, a good cup of coffee on a leisurely day in Colchester, souvenirs from a really small Enter Shikari gig that felt like something pretty special (the drumstick bounced off my face and into my hand before I’d really realised what was going on-it didn’t hurt though!)

 

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I like the idea of having a whole set of zines for the year. Perhaps I could even bind them together in some way at the end. 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Project Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/3/a-zine-about-february Mon, 04 Mar 2019 16:45:00 GMT
Gunnersbury Park Museum https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/2/gunnersbury-park-museum At the end of last year I had the pleasure of working with Gunnersbury Park Museum for the first time. The museum has recently been renovated and the park's historic features restored and re-opened to the public, and it's stunning! The building itself has been really beautifully renovated and the grounds are wonderful. I was a bit early so I went for a wander, and although I only scratched the surface of the park it was lovely to see all the colours of the trees, people running, walking their dogs and just enjoying the park with their families - a very special place.

Gunnersbury Park and MuseumGunnersbury Park and MuseumGunnersbury Park in autumn.

 

My brief for the day was to capture the Winter Fair - visitors interacting in workshops and the general displays as well as the building and grounds. It was such a lovely day filled with Christmas spirit, creativity and I learnt a fair bit too! The carols were performed beautifully, creativity unleashed with handcrafted crackers, faces painted with intricate designs and the kitchen workshops were wonderful, I think we all felt like we'd travelled back in time.

 

I've been back a few times since to capture some lovely workshops and events and am looking forward to working more with Gunnersbury this year. I encourage you to visit if you can - you can check out their What's On guide for all the new events, including their first ever season of Museum Lates, a tour and talk for International Women's Month, a Craft Horticulture Workshop and Write & Shine workshops that sound like a lot of fun!

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It was lovely to work with such a great team at Gunnersbury and I look forward to visiting again soon! 

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer specialising in working with museums and creatives. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.
 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Documentary Photography Event Photography Museum Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/2/gunnersbury-park-museum Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:01:24 GMT
A Zine About January https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/2/a-zine-about-january January?! I realise that feels like a lifetime ago but I also thought you might like this, so I'm sharing it anyway - it's only quick.

Every year I'm determined to make a better go of diaries/art journals/sketchbooks/something... after a few attempts at all of the above, this year's idea is a review of some highlights of the month in a simple zine. I got a copy of Lewis Bush's Zine Binding Guide at the end of January so this seemed like a good project to test it out. I started simply, just with some snaps and some scanned things, and made a 'single section zine' on A4 printer paper.

January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January. January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January. January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January. January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January. January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January. January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January. January ZineJanuary ZineA zine about my January.

 

It was a really nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon, looking through pictures and the odd keepsake, planning what to do and then making something nice to flick through.

 

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about zines, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography General update Personal Project Zines https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/2/a-zine-about-january Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Observations in a Hotel Room https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/2/observations-in-a-hotel-room A couple of weeks ago I was working on a shoot across a few days, so I stayed on site in the hotel. It was an incredibly busy few days but while I was waiting for files to copy I took some shots in my room. For those days it was where I lived and worked.

Bedside tableBedside tableObservations in a hotel room.

 

I love hotel rooms, they're such a treat for me. I love that you find common things in most of them - a phone with pen and paper in case you take an important call, a tray with tea and coffee making facilities, tiny shower gels. I love imagining all the other people that have been there and what they might have been doing - a business trip, a romantic night away, somewhere to stay on the way to somewhere else. My particular favourite in this room is the desk chair with a battered arm, caused by years of bashing into the desk. In fact it's pretty much what I did my final project on at Uni, though in Bed & Breakfasts - looking for signs of people who had temporarily made them their home.

The windowThe windowObservations in a hotel room. View from the windowView from the windowObservations in a hotel room. Tea trayTea trayObservations in a hotel room. CarpetCarpetObservations in a hotel room. PillowPillowObservations in a hotel room. Chair marksChair marksObservations in a hotel room. Window view in the morningWindow view in the morningObservations in a hotel room. Morning condensationMorning condensationObservations in a hotel room. Curtain nickCurtain nickObservations in a hotel room. Morning condensationMorning condensationObservations in a hotel room.

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about hotel rooms, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography Interior Photography Personal Project https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/2/observations-in-a-hotel-room Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Cups and Mugs, a mini project https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/1/cups-and-mugs-a-mini-project This is something I originally posted on Instagram, in a couple of separate posts, so I thought I'd pull them together here. 

I have very particular cups I use at different times for different things, and I thought it would be nice to document them, as it's obviously something that matters to me. It's a small thing, but sometimes it's nice to think about small things, so here they are. 

 

At the weekend I drink my coffee from a cup and saucer my Mum gave me for my birthday. It's lovely to drink from and has gold details so it feels a bit special. My test shot was taken on Fuji-100C Silk, which they stopped making a few years ago and I only have a little bit left, so that felt a bit special too. I really liked the test shot, but I was pleasantly surprised with the shot on roll film too. The film expired a long time but the colours came out beautifully.

Test shot of my weekend coffee cup, on the sofaTest shot of my weekend coffee cup, on the sofaTest shot of my weekend coffee cup, on the sofa

Weekend coffee cup, on the sofaWeekend coffee cup, on the sofaWeekend coffee cup, on the sofa

 

In the week when I’m working from home I drink my coffee from the cup below. It’s from a set of four in different colours but this is my favourite. I find it interesting the role ‘things’ play in our lives so I enjoyed taking a moment away from my work to document a few in a slow and considered way. It did make me wonder if other people are quite this particular with their cups though. (I had a few comments saying 'yes' on Instagram, so it's not just me!)

Weekday coffee cup, at my deskWeekday coffee cup, at my deskWeekday coffee cup, at my desk

 

Below is the mug I use for tea at the weekend, another gift from my mum. It's lovely to hold in both hands and it makes me smile. The tea infuser was a gift from Tim - I like green tea and fruit tea, but I don't like English Breakfast (which is a shame, because I love the idea the tradition and the ritual of sharing a pot of tea).

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Around Christmas my special festive holly mug comes out. This was also a gift from my mum and is lovely to drink from (it has a particularly nice handle). I only have a snap of the test shot of this because I'm still halfway through the roll I shot this on.

Christmas mug in front of the Christmas tree.Christmas mug in front of the Christmas tree.Christmas mug in front of the Christmas tree.

 

So that's my mini project, and probably more than you really needed to know about my beverage-drinking habits. There's another mug I need to re-shoot (weekday tea), and I enjoyed doing this, so I'll probably do a bit more to see where it goes.

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch - it doesn't have to be about hot drinks, but it can be if you like.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Documentary Photography Personal Project https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/1/cups-and-mugs-a-mini-project Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:35:50 GMT
Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2018 at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/1/kids-in-museums-takeover-day-2018-at-burgh-house-and-hampstead-museum Towards the end of last year I was commissioned by Kids in Museums to document their annual Takeover Day, at Burgh House & Hampstead Museum. Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum. At Burgh House & Hampstead Museum a class of children from a local school split off into teams to carry out research and plan an exhibition, how to publicise the exhibition through posters and social media, create learning activities and work in front of house, welcoming visitors to the museum, guiding them around and taking payment in the gift shop.

Takeover DayTakeover DayKids in Museums Takeover Day at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, 23 November 2018 It was a wonderful day and fantastic to see the children take on all the roles with such enthusiasm and professionalism. It was also the first time I'd visited Burgh House, which was a really lovely museum and I'd recommend visiting. 

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Takeover DayTakeover DayKids in Museums Takeover Day at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, 23 November 2018 To find out more about Kids in Museums Takeover Day checkout their website here: kidsinmuseums.org.uk/takeoverday/

and Burgh House & Hampstead Museum here: burghhouse.museumssites.com

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer specialising in working with museums and creatives. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Documentary Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/1/kids-in-museums-takeover-day-2018-at-burgh-house-and-hampstead-museum Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:30:00 GMT
Notes at the beginning of the year https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/1/notes-at-the-beginning-of-the-year Happy New Year! I hope that you had a lovely Christmas break! I know I'm a bit behind everyone else with my review of the year but I thought I'd give it a go anyway. 2018 marked 5 years since I went freelance full-time and I feel like I turned a bit of a corner, so it makes sense to take a moment to look back. Rather than month by month I'll group things together so you can scroll down to the bits that interest you most!

Commissions

I worked on some really interesting commissions this year, including photographing events and scenes at the newly refurbished Gunnersbury Park Museum, working with Kids in Museums on their annual Takeover Day, capturing services of businesses such as ICEX and Snap Dragon, continuing to work with Contemporary Applied Arts gallery, the Garden Media Guild and The English Garden Magazine at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It was quite a busy year for 'shoots that are restricted or I can't share yet', which made blogging difficult (or provided convenient excuses for when I fell behind in blogging, depending on how you look at it).

Gunnersbury Park and MuseumGunnersbury Park and MuseumGunnersbury Park in autumn. Gunnersbury Park and MuseumGunnersbury Park and MuseumGunnersbury Park and Museum Winter Fair

Gunnersbury Park Museum

 

Takeover DayTakeover DayKids in Museums Takeover Day at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, 23 November 2018

Kids in Museums Takeover Day at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

 

Still Lifes at CAAStill Lifes at CAAStill Lifes at CAA Adi Toch's lamp with Edges for CAAAdi Toch's lamp with Edges for CAAAdi Toch's lamp with Edges, in her studio. Photo by Jayne Lloyd for Contemporary Applied Arts as part of the Echoes of Process exhibition, 2018. Julian Stair speaks at the Matthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewJulian Stair speaks at the Matthew Warner: Social Objects Private ViewMatthew Warner: Social Objects Private View at Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 7 February 2018.

Contemporary Applied Arts gallery

 

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Garden Media Guild Awards

 

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.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden Magazine

Projects

I continued to photograph strange things I see as I'm walking around and launched Issue 02 of Amass Zine at the Chelmsford Arts Trail. Copies of Amass were bought by people all around the world (Australia, America, the UK, Spain, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand), so that's pretty exciting. Issue 01 and 02 are both still available on Etsy if you'd like one. I also exhibited images from 'Home/Work', my project about people who work from home, in the Chelmsford Arts Trail, which was great. 

I started photographing things outside my house from within my house and had fun doing it.

I took a disposable camera to Walton-on-the-Naze for a day trip.

I shot a little series of images on my cups and mugs, and what each one is used for.

Incongruous. Amass zine 02Incongruous. Amass zine 02Incongruous. Amass zine 02 - foldy zine by Jayne Lloyd Jayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailJayne Lloyd at Chelmsford Art TrailHome/Work displayed in Pitman Training Chelmsford for the Chelmsford Art Trail 2018 View from the window as seasons changeView from the window as seasons change Falling SnowFalling SnowFalling snow in front of trees

Kino AmusementsKino AmusementsFrom a day out with a disposable camera My weekend coffee cupMy weekend coffee cup

 

Shutter Hub

As you probably know, I'm a project manager at Shutter Hub, and 2018 was a brilliant year for us - I recommend reading all about the incredible things we got up to on the blog here, but briefly, we exhibited in Cambridge, London (3 times), Tel Aviv, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie in France and Amsterdam. We launched a new website (which I helped project manage) and I was lucky to travel to France and Amsterdam to help with the openings and take pictures. There are loads of exciting things coming up so make sure you are signed up to the newsletter (or better yet, become a member) to get involved.

Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 PVShutter Hub OPEN 2018 PVThe Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 Private View, 11 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, London. Supported by The Newspaper Club, Dalstons, Struo Studios and Dorsett City London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd. Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 PVShutter Hub OPEN 2018 PVThe Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 Private View, 11 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, London. Supported by The Newspaper Club, Dalstons, Struo Studios and Dorsett City London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

The Shutter Hub OPEN at the Old Truman Brewery, London

 

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The Shutter Hub OPEN encore at 5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam

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 at Bridewell Theatre

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Teaching

I was part of the 2018 teaching team at Accumulate, where I worked with homeless young people learning photography - you can read all about my experience here.

A rare photo of me, by Nico Froehlich 

 

Travel

I had a brilliant year of travel in 2018. As well as the Shutter Hub work trips Tim and I went on some really great holidays. I started blogging about them in case the info was useful for anyone thinking of doing similar trips, but as that was for my own interest and I got really busy at work they've taken a while to go live. You can read about Dubrovnik, Mostar and Sarajevo, and the rest will follow. In the meantime here's a visual list of where we went:

Off Thistle Street, EdinburghOff Thistle Street, EdinburghPink paint splashed over a wall and two dining chairs, in a backstreet off Thistle Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Edinburgh

View across the Old Town, DubrovnikView across the Old Town, DubrovnikView across the Old Town from the City Walls, Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia Hotel viewHotel viewHotel window view with mop and dishcloths on clothesline, Prijeko Palace Dubrovnik Palace Dubrovnik

 

Don't ForgetDon't ForgetOld Town, Mostar, with Stari Most in the background Mostar

 

View across the Miljacka riverView across the Miljacka riverSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Trebević Cable CarTrebević Cable CarSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Sarajevo

 

ZagrebZagreb

Zagreb

TriesteTrieste

Trieste

WarsawWarsaw WarsawWarsaw WarsawWarsaw

Warsaw

Malbork CastleMalbork Castle SopotSopot

Gdansk (though these shots are of Malbork and Sopot)

 

KrakowKrakow

Krakow

 

PraguePrague

Prague

 

Český KrumlovČeský Krumlov

Český KrumlovČeský Krumlov

Český Krumlov

 

Gigs

I didn't go to as many gigs as I would have liked in 2018, mainly because I'm terrible at listening to new music and most of the bands I listen to are from the 90s, however, I had one of the best weeks ever when I managed to see A Perfect Circle at Brixton and Nine Inch Nails at both Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall within about 8 days. If you ever get chance to see a band you like at Festival Hall do it - the sound is incredible! I wasn't sure about having to sit (and being on the balcony - tickets were pretty limited) but everyone ended up standing anyway, we could see really well and the sound really was the best I've experienced. 

Ghostwood Shanks, the band Tim is a member of, had a great year too, with some excellent gigs and a new EP. Looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings for them. 

A Perfect Circle at the Brixton AcademyA Perfect Circle at the Brixton Academy Ghostwood ShanksGhostwood ShanksGhostwood Shanks' EP Launch at Bassment Bar, Chelmsford, 21 September 2018

Things I found useful/inspiring

I need to read more this year, but I enjoyed:

For fun: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, which was really nice to read on train/bus journeys, when I wasn't staring out of the window

For business: Profit First by Mike Michaelowick - I wish I'd read this when I first went freelance, it would have made things a lot easier. It's a really simple but super-effective system for managing your money when your work means that you get paid in quite a random and varied way. I started doing it in October and it's made me feel much more in control. Even if you're not freelance it's a great system for managing your bill payments and putting money aside properly.

Photobooks

I need to read more PhotoBooks this year too, but last year I read and enjoyed:

Merrie Albion by Simon Roberts (published by Dewi Lewis) - read my review here.

ObjectImage by Sarah Tulloch (published by Daylight Books) - read my review here.

The Portraits by John Myers (published by RRB PhotoBooks) - read my review here.
 

Exhibitions

In many ways sharing these is a bit pointless, because they are finished now and you can't go and see them, but you can read about them online if they're of interest!

Instant Stories. Wim Wenders Polaroids at The Photographers’ Gallery in London

Andreas Gursky exhibition at the Hayward Gallery

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself up at the V&A (and the new Photography Centre, with which I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress)

And of course, all the Shutter Hub exhibitions.

Instant Stories. Wim Wenders Polaroids at The Photographers’ Gallery in LondonInstant Stories. Wim Wenders Polaroids at The Photographers’ Gallery in London Andreas Gursky exhibition at the Hayward GalleryAndreas Gursky exhibition at the Hayward Gallery

TV shows/Movies

I'm going to log these better this year because I love when people recommend good shows/films and I'm having trouble remembering the best things we watched last year. All I can remember right now is:

I loved Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon Prime and was sad that last year's series was the last one.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on Netflix, 

The End of the F***ing World on Netflix

Killing Eve on BBC iPlayer

The series of The Young Offenders was brilliant, and the Christmas special too. I think I mentioned previously on the blog that I wasn't sure about watching the film because I was worried from the cover that it would be a series making fun of people, but it's not at all - it is really funny but kind and thoughtful.

Tim discovered Man V Film on You Tube and we've had some really great recommendations for movies from that - each month Graham does a video of his top ten movies on Amazon and Netflix (there are UK and US versions) and we've watched a lot of really good films we might not otherwise have known about thanks to this.
 

Sounds

I got a bit more into podcasts last year after listening to Jessica McDermott's excellent Scenario at the end of 2017. In 2018 my favourite was The Adam Buxton Podcast (I now can't see any reference to the Economist without bursting into song though).

A Perfect Circle released Eat the Elephant, which was great.

Nine Inch Nails released Bad Witch, which was a grower (as intended) and was even better after seeing live.

I also enjoyed wandering around London with the Killing Eve soundtrack in my ears - seemed to add a touch of glamour and mystery to the journey in some way (thankfully without the assassinations, though).

 

Resolutions

As always, I made vague resolutions that I knew I wouldn't keep but making them made me more likely to at least try doing them for a bit, which is better than nothing. How did I get on with them?

Be more focused, more organised: I was really organised in getting the actual work done, but as things got really busy at the end of the year I lost track of all the other things that go along with that - blogging, stopping my inbox from getting so full it gets confusing, marketing myself, tidying my office. I'll have another crack at this one this year.

Be a bit better: Read more, see more, learn more started well but drifted off a bit as things got busy. I saw a lot more of the world, which was brilliant, so I feel very happy about that. I started well with Duolingo French but had to delete the app to make more room for photos of my phone and that was the end of that. Again, this is one I'll carry on with.

Some sort of journal: The 'visual journal' went completely out of the window (not literally), which I feel a bit disappointed by. Another year another attempt in a different way though - let's see what happens with a weekly sketchbook approach instead.

My 'visual journal' before I gave upMy 'visual journal' before I gave up

 

So that was a brief run-through of last year, and there's loads of stuff I missed but it gives you an overview! 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 newsletter you can sign up for - 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 - I won't make any promises, but I'll try to be a better blogger!


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Architectural Photography Commissions Documentary Photography Editorial Photography General update Installation Photography Interior Photography Museum and Gallery Photography Personal Projects Travel Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/1/notes-at-the-beginning-of-the-year Sun, 06 Jan 2019 16:00:24 GMT
The Garden Media Guild Awards 2018 at The Savoy Hotel, London https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/12/the-garden-media-guild-awards-2018-at-the-savoy-hotel-london Last week I was commissioned to photograph the Garden Media Guild (GMG)’s annual award ceremony at the Savoy Hotel on The Strand in London. This was the 5th year I've photographed this event and it was really lovely to be back to capture the event again this year and to see lots of friendly faces. 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. It's a great chance for those in the industry to celebrate their achievements, catch up with old friends and network with new connections.

The Garden Media Guild Awards 2018The Garden Media Guild Awards 2018Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, photography by Jayne Lloyd.

 

I was there capturing the day for those who were there and to publicise these and future awards. The Hot Club of Jupiter were back, entertaining the guests with  jazz as drinks were sipped at the reception in the River Room. Everyone then headed down to the ballroom where outgoing chairman Clare Foggett from The English Garden Magazine introduced host Sophie Raworth, who gave a wonderful speech about on her own family history of gardening and the kindness of gardeners in general. Stunning floral displays by Judith Blacklock with roses from David Austin Roses adorned the tables and a delicious 3 course meal was then enjoyed before the main even - the awards themselves. Here are a selection of photographs, but you can see the whole gallery here: https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/gmgawards18

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Celebrations were had, amazing goody bags received and festivities continued at the pub, while I got cracking on processing the photos so they could be shared as soon as possible. See the whole gallery here: https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/gmgawards18

 

 

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-2018/

 

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) Commissions Documentary Photography Event Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/12/the-garden-media-guild-awards-2018-at-the-savoy-hotel-london Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:15:52 GMT
The Shutter Hub OPEN goes to Amsterdam https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/11/the-shutter-hub-open-goes-to-amsterdam Exciting news: the Shutter Hub OPEN exhibition is going to Amsterdam! Following our hugely popular exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery in London, we were delighted to be asked to take the show to 5&33 in Amsterdam! The show opens with a private view on Thursday 6 December and continues until 21 January 2019. If you’d like to join us for the PV please RSVP to info@shutterhub.org.uk

5&33 Gallery
Prins Hendrikkade 33
1012 TM AMSTERDAM 

PV: 6 December 7-9pm

Open daily 10am-10pm
7 December- 21 January 

 

Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 Amsterdam exhibition flyerShutter Hub OPEN 2018 Amsterdam exhibition flyerShutter Hub OPEN 2018 Amsterdam exhibition flyer

 

Shutter Hub OPEN 2018Shutter Hub OPEN 2018Installation shot of the Shutter Hub OPEN 2018, 11 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, London. Supported by The Newspaper Club, Dalstons, Struo Studios and Dorsett City London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
The Shutter Hub OPEN exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery, London

 

See the Shutter Hub blog for all the details here: https://shutterhub.org.uk/join-us-shutter-hub-open-2018-the-encore-vernissage-private-view-6-december-amsterdam/

See the install shots from the London show here: https://shutterhub.org.uk/shutter-hub-open-2018-the-exhibition-install-photographs/

See the Private View shots from the London show here: https://shutterhub.org.uk/shutter-hub-open-2018-exhibition-private-view-launch-night-photographs/

Find out more about Shutter Hub here: https://shutterhub.org.uk

 

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Exhibition Installation Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/11/the-shutter-hub-open-goes-to-amsterdam Wed, 28 Nov 2018 21:07:05 GMT
Still Lifes at Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/11/still-lifes-at-contemporary-applied-arts-gallery I work regularly with Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA) in London, and earlier this year we did a really lovely shoot for the exhibition that is now open at their Bankside gallery - 'Still Lifes'. 

Still Lifes at Contemporary Applied ArtsStill Lifes at Contemporary Applied ArtsStill Lifes at Contemporary Applied Arts
Metal by Cara Murphy, furniture by Christian O'Reilly
 

The current instalment in their series of special showcases to celebrate CAA's 70th anniversary year, 'Still Lifes' features stunning cross-disciplinary tableaux illustrating CAA’s ethos that the spectrum of craft is greater than the sum of its parts. 

Still Lifes at Contemporary Applied ArtsStill Lifes at Contemporary Applied ArtsStill Lifes at Contemporary Applied Arts
Glass by Lindean Mill, ceramics by Susan Nemeth, metal by Adi Toch, jewellery by Alan Craxford
 

As well as 'Still Lifes', CAA are also showing 'Present and Collect', their joyful seasonal selling exhibition offering a range of meaningful gifts at accessible price points, as well as high-value collectors’ pieces. The CAA maker members have been working to the brief ‘No Hierarchy, just Harmony’ which emphasises the interdisciplinary approach at CAA and which encourages makers to create work of the highest standard across the craft disciplines, all imbued with skill, innovation and tradition.

 

Both exhibitions are open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm until 22 December, 10am - 2pm on 24 December. 89 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HX

 

Find out more about Still Lifes here: https://www.caa.org.uk/exhibitions/2018/still-lifes/  and Present and Collect here: https://www.caa.org.uk/exhibitions/2018/present-collect/

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Installation Photography Museum and Gallery Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/11/still-lifes-at-contemporary-applied-arts-gallery Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:15:00 GMT
The Business Woman's Network - November 2018 event with Mandie Holgate and Gordon Tredgold https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/11/the-business-womans-network---november-2018-MandieHolgate-GordonTredgold On Friday I photographed the Business Woman's Network's November event at the Jobserve Community Stadium in Colchester - the Big Christmas Selling event and Masterclass with Gordon Tredgold. I photograph the Colchester events, hosted by Mandie Holgate, each month and they are always inspiring, energising and informative.

Gordon's presentation was excellent - he spoke about leadership and success but most importantly about content creation, in particular blogging, and how this can be key in creating opportunities. I took lots of notes and hope to put it into practice - starting with this blog!

We also had a surprise visit from an incredible Mary Poppins impersonator, actress Nicola Goodchild, who was so good we all felt about 5 years old for a moment!

Here are some photos from the event, and you can see the whole set here: https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/bwn181116

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Business Women's NetworkBusiness Women's NetworkBIG Christmas Shopping, Gordon Tredgold Masterclass & Networking, Business Woman's Network Event, Jobserve Community Stadium, 16 November 2018. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Commissions Corporate Photography Documentary Photography Event Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/11/the-business-womans-network---november-2018-MandieHolgate-GordonTredgold Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:23:14 GMT
Notes on Sarajevo https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/11/notes-on-sarajevo Here's the third part of my blog about my travels in Croatia and Bosnia! 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 and part two, Mostar here.

 

Part three: Sarajevo

View from our HotelView from our HotelHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Day one: A sunset arrival and a lucky restaurant discovery

Our bus journey from Mostar was stunning. I doodled the things I saw: incredible mountains, roadside stalls selling jars of juice, bags of oranges, restaurants with meat on spits turned by ship's wheels and red tinsel dangling from a window in a green house, blowing in the wind. We stopped at a town where people ran out and bought baked goods that smelt amazing but we had no idea how they knew they could get off and back on again without the bus driving off.
 

Skeletons of houses abandoned in the war were frequent - with so many people killed there are many empty buildings because they don't know who owned them and it's hard to think about but important to remember that. The route in to the city passes a huge shell of a building, brightly coloured and stark against the glass-fronted new buildings around it - a retirement home that never opened. 

Bus view in BosniaBus view in BosniaView from the bus, Bosnia - travelling from Mostar to Sarajevo

We arrived in Sarajevo in the early evening and with a trusty screenshot map managed to easily find our hotel, Hecco Deluxe. Towering high above the bustling city and looking a bit more like an office block from the entrance door we weren't quite sure what to think at first, but arriving at our room (101!) we were blown away by the views of the sun setting over the city.

Hotel Hecco DeluxeHotel Hecco DeluxeSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
The blue square on the pavement highlights a Sarajevo Rose - these are concrete scars caused by a mortar shell's explosion that were later filled with red resin - the red resin is fading in most Roses we saw, but the scars remain.

A giant Swatch WatchA giant Swatch WatchSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Our hotel roomOur hotel roomHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina We gained a table at some point during our stay, which was confusing

View from our HotelView from our HotelHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
View from our HotelView from our HotelHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

We went for a wander into the centre, got out some Bosnian Marks (BAM - You can't get them in the UK so have to withdraw them when you are there) and strolled around the old town before heading back in the direction of our hotel and randomly picking Klopa for dinner. What a lucky break that was! It was a lovely, bright restaurant with a fantastic waiter, absolutely delicious food, tasty beer and (we didn't realise how lucky we were for this) no smoking. There isn't a smoking ban in Sarajevo and I believe there are only a handful of restaurants that don't allow smoking. As a non smoker and being so used to smoking bans in public places it was quite strange to be in smoky environments. I had a lovely creamy pasta, chicken and broccoli dish, and Tim had the special, lamb. We both had a piece of Klopa Cake for pudding - a sort of fruit cake swimming in what tasted like warm melted ice-cream, with fruit on top - it was delicious, though I probably haven't described it that way!

KlopaKlopaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Day two: lots of walking, thinking, eating, drinking

It started a little grey but we headed out after a slightly disappointing breakfast. Our hotel was right by the Eternal Flame so I had The Bangles on repeat in my mind for a significant amount of our stay. We did trusty Rick Steves' self-guided walk around the Old Town from Rick Steves' guide to Croatia and Slovenia. It's an amazing place and the 'meeting of East and West' is not an exaggeration - they quite literally meet at a line in the town and the architecture changes dramatically: the feel of Vienna on one side and Turkey on the other. I won't bore you with every step of the walk but here are some photos I took along the way:

View from our HotelView from our HotelHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Morning view from our hotel

View from our Hotel RoomView from our Hotel RoomHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Eternal Flame from our balcony

Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain) - great for drinking water, and legend has it if you drink from it you'll return
BaščaršijaBaščaršijaTram and pigeons in Baščaršija, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Baščaršija, pigeon square 

KazandžiluKazandžiluKazandžilu, or the Coppersmith Street, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Kazandžilu, or the Coppersmith Street
KazandžiluKazandžiluKazandžilu, or the Coppersmith Street, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarači SarajevoSarači SarajevoSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarači Sarajevo

TašlihanTašlihanTašlihan, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Tašlihan

View across the Miljacka riverView across the Miljacka riverSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sacred Heart CathedralSacred Heart CathedralSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sacred Heart Cathedral

Chess players near Spomenik multietničkom čovjekuChess players near Spomenik multietničkom čovjekuSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Chess players near Spomenik multietničkom čovjeku

Flowers near Spomenik multietničkom čovjekuFlowers near Spomenik multietničkom čovjekuSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Gradska tržnicaGradska tržnicaCity Market place of Healthy Food, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Gradska tržnica, City Market place of Healthy Food
Pijaca MarkalePijaca MarkaleProduce Market, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Pijaca Markale, Produce Market - the place to get your fresh fruit and veg

ReflectionsReflectionsSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

As it was still reasonably cool we continued with the next part of the walk from Rick Steves' guide to Croatia and Slovenia. Again, I won't go through it step-by-step but highly recommend the book if you are going, I recommend reading about the history of the area. There were many very poignant places that I remembered from coverage of the siege and very moving moments, particularly as the day before was the Day of Sarajevo and there were floral tributes across the city. It was a beautiful spring Saturday with people strolling by the river, blossom on the trees.  

The Eternal FlameThe Eternal FlameThe Eternal Flame, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

BlossomBlossomSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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Replica of Zgosca's Stecak

MagnoliaMagnoliaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Miljacka RiverMiljacka RiverSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Vilsonovo šetalište (Wilson's Promenade)

Vilsonovo ŠetalistšteVilsonovo ŠetalistšteSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Miljacka RiverMiljacka RiverSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

We stopped for coffee and a sit down at the slightly bizarre Café Tito - a strange place filled with kitschy Tito trinkets. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
 

Tito CaféTito CaféSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

We headed back to the Old Town as the sun beat down, popped into our hotel and then went for lunch at Kolobara, which was a nice outdoor space with simple food. Tim had Ćevapčići and I had Kljukuša, which was basically potato and onion with sour cream, with very sour homemade lemonade. We were pretty weary so we wandered about for a bit and then followed it up with Bosnian coffee and people watching just off the main square, wandered a bit more and found La Cava a wine bar where we had a couple of steins of beer - wine is really expensive here!

View from our HotelView from our HotelHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
View from our HotelView from our HotelHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Another hotel view

Miljacka RiverMiljacka RiverSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

The Miljacka River
BravadžilukBravadžilukSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

Bosnian coffeeBosnian coffeeSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

BaščaršijaBaščaršijaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

La CavaLa CavaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

Using Trip Advisor as our guide we went to Cakum Pakum for dinner - it had a great interior, really cosy, and delicious food (Mexican chicken pancakes for me, penne bolognese for Tim) but it was super smokey!

Just around the corner was Zlatna ribica (goldfish) an amazing art nouveau looking bar absolutely filled with fascinating details - tables with money from around the world under the glass, fascinating framed photographs, and a goldfish, of course. 

Cakum-pakum restaurantCakum-pakum restaurantSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Cakum Pakum

Zlatna ribicaZlatna ribicaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Zlatna ribica (goldfish)

Zlatna ribicaZlatna ribicaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Zlatna ribicaZlatna ribicaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Zlatna ribicaZlatna ribicaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

Day three: the new cable car, the Olympic bobsleigh track

We were super lucky that the Trebević cable car re-opened the day we arrived in Sarajevo. We'd read up about it online and there was a real buzz - it was a really significant moment. We picked up some supplies from the local Konzum and headed straight to it at 9am - it was the perfect time to go as there wasn't a queue. Locals get a special rate and tourists pay more, which I thought was really nice - before the war it was apparently the thing to do on a Sunday - pack a picnic and spend the day in the fresh air above the smokey city. 

It was a lovely ride and we were lucky to be in a green gondola, one of 5 gondola's representing the Olympic rings. Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted the Winter Olympics in 1984 and they take great pride in this to this day. At the top we followed the map to the bobsleigh track and walked the whole length of it, looking at the graffiti and the strange eeriness of it in the lush mountain, which is still quite dangerous off the beaten path, due to undiscovered landmines. When we'd returned to the top we thought we'd follow a route to a picnic area, which involved quite a long walk down the other side of the mountain. Turns out it was actually not a picnic area, but a massive car park, so we dragged our weary bodies back up to the peak for our bread and cheese. We took in the final views and caught the pod back down, where a huge queue had formed around the block.  

Trebević Cable CarTrebević Cable CarSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Trebević Cable CarTrebević Cable CarSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Trebević Cable CarTrebević Cable CarSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina


Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackTrebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain,Trebević mountain, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Trebević Cable CarTrebević Cable CarSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

We headed for ice cream in the old town and ate them by the fountain, then went for Cokes at very trendy looking Caffé Dialog before picking up supplies for the next day's bus ride and heading to our room for a rest, wifi (gotta check Trip Advisor) and our complimentary drink in the alcohol-free restaurant bar. For dinner we had Bureks at Buregdžinica Bosna - a fast food place really, serving filo pastry filled with (in this case) meat and served with a yoghurt sauce. It was absolutely delicious - I'd describe it as a bit like a Cornish pasty with thinner pastry and without the veg - yum. And it cost about £1.50 each. We'd got BAM to use up so we strolled through the Old Town and went for delicious cake and coffee at Slastičarna Ramis, then back to Zlatna ribica (goldfish) for a G&T, where I discovered the loo is even more crazy than the bar itself!

JayneLloyd_TravelPhotography_2690JayneLloyd_TravelPhotography_2690Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina BravadžilukBravadžilukSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina View from our Hotel RoomView from our Hotel RoomHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

View from our Hotel RoomView from our Hotel RoomHotel Hecco Deluxe, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Buregdžinica BosnaBuregdžinica BosnaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Buregdžinica BosnaBuregdžinica BosnaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
RamisRamisSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Zlatna ribicaZlatna ribicaSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo Bus StationSarajevo Bus StationSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo Bus StationSarajevo Bus StationSarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

And that was it - back on the bus the next morning to our next destination, Zagreb. Sarajevo was absolutely wonderful - there were many more things we would have liked to have seen but we had an amazing time and would love to go back again.
 

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.
  • You can't get Bosnian Marks in advance from the UK - you have to withdraw money once you're there.
  • In cafés you take a seat and someone will come to serve you - don't go to the counter, they'll think you're really strange. Even in the bar we sat down, ordered, were given our drinks and then didn't have to pay until the end. We tried to pay before and were told to enjoy our drinks first!
  • To access the platforms at Sarajevo bus station you have to get a special ticket by paying a bus station tax at the ticket office, then you also have to pay a fee to the driver to put your bag in the baggage section - these are only the equivalent of a few pounds but be prepared!
  • 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.
  • Bosnia isn't in the Europe Zone so there isn't free roaming, but there is free (excellent) wifi pretty much everywhere.

 

We loved Sarajevo! I hope you found the blog interesting and I'll be back again soon with my Notes from Zagreb!

Lomo'Instant Square holiday snapsVideo of 1Fuji Instant Square prints from Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Zagreb and Trieste

This post is not sponsored (it was just my holiday!) but I have included some affiliate links - if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. These are all companies I have used myself, recommend and think will be of use.

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Exhibition: The Chelmsford Arts Trail 2018 https://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 Moulsham Street, 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

Flick through Amass Zine 02, IncongruousFlick through Amass Zine 02, Incongruous

Thank you very much to the teams at Pitman Training, David John and the Chelmsford Art Trail for the opportunity and all your help!

 

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) Documentary Photography Exhibitions Installation Photography Personal Projects Project: Amass Zine Project: Home/Work Zines https://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...) https://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!

Smiling sunshine car air freshener in a gutterSmiling sunshine car air freshener in a gutterSmiling sunshine car air freshener in a gutter

 

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.

Ghostwood Shanks RehearsalGhostwood Shanks RehearsalGhostwood Shanks Rehearsal at Stag Studios, Witham

 

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.

Walton-on-the-NazeWalton-on-the-NazeWalton-on-the-Naze shot on disposable camera.

 

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. 

Raindrops on a window paneRaindrops on a window paneRaindrops on a window pane

 

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) Commissions Corporate Photography Documentary Photography Editorial Photography Event Photography General update Inspiration Music Photography Personal Projects Shutter Hub https://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 https://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) Documentary Photography Personal Projects Photo Kit: film Travel Photography https://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 https://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

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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

 

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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

 

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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) Commissions Editorial Photography Garden Photography https://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 https://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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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).
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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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jayne@jaynelloyd.co.uk (Jayne Lloyd) Travel Photography https://www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2018/5/notes-on-mostar Sun, 20 May 2018 06:30:00 GMT
Notes on Dubrovnik https://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)

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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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Corporate photography: ICEX Ltd. Technology Repurposing - promotional photography https://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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