Jayne Lloyd: Blog https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog en-us Jayne Lloyd [email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) Thu, 02 May 2024 11:33:00 GMT Thu, 02 May 2024 11:33:00 GMT https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u30594379-o554152954-50.jpg Jayne Lloyd: Blog https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog 120 120 Notes on the fortnight: 26 April 2024 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/notes-on-the-fortnight-26-april-2024 I've had to upgrade some kit recently and to help fund it I sold some older kit, something that doesn't come naturally to me as I do tend to 'collect' things with any sort of sentimental value. My Canon 5D Mark II, which was my first full frame DSLR from all the way back in 2012 and with which I've taken not far off 60,000 photographs. My 24-70mm f2.8 lens, which I bought second hand in 2012 and used to take a whopping 150,000ish photos. I sent them to MPB, which is also where I ended up buying the new (to me) kit from and it all worked out really nicely. I even ended up receiving more than I'd originally been quoted as I'd been over-cautious with my evaluation of their condition, so that was a bonus. This was the last photograph I took with them both:

Photograph of the top portion of a bunch of yellow tulips, focused on one flower further forward and lower down, towards the centre, which hasn't fully opened yet, on a dark background.The last photograph I took with my 5D Mk II and 24-70 Mk IPhotograph of the top portion of a bunch of yellow tulips, focused on one flower further forward and lower down, towards the centre, which hasn't fully opened yet, on a dark background.

My new lens, the 24-70mm f2.8 L II USM arrived in great condition and I enjoyed using it for jobs this week.

This fortnight I've shared a couple of recent jobs on my blog: the opening event for David Lock: In Between Us at Firstsite and portraits to accompany an article on social mobility for The Leathersellers', written by Fiona Thompson. Both were really lovely commissions and you can read more about them by clicking through their links.

 

David Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of David Lock's exhibition at Firstsite gallery, showing one large painting to the left and a smaller piece to the right. The wall is white with a strip of peach painted behind the larger piece. The backs of two people with short hair and dark clothing in front can be seen as they look at the exhibition.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of David Lock's exhibition at Firstsite gallery, showing one large painting to the left and a smaller piece to the right. The wall is white with a strip of peach painted behind the larger piece. The backs of two people with short hair and dark clothing in front can be seen as they look at the exhibition.

Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The Leathersellers' Company. Photograph of a person in a blue dress with a rainbow lanyard around their neck and long dark hair. The are standing on a wooden floor in front of a glass barrier with a large rectangular opening in the wall behind, through which you can see through to shelves in bookshop and a neon sign that says 'YOU BELONG HERE' in a circle on the wall in the distance.The Class Ceiling, John Hansard Gallery'The Class Ceiling' photography exhibition produced and curated by the University of Southampton’s Social Mobility Network at John Hansard Gallery. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The Leathersellers' Company. Photograph of a person in a blue dress with a rainbow lanyard around their neck and long dark hair. The are standing on a wooden floor in front of a glass barrier with a large rectangular opening in the wall behind, through which you can see through to shelves in bookshop and a neon sign that says 'YOU BELONG HERE' in a circle on the wall in the distance.

It feels like it's been windy, cold and rainy/hailey here in the UK basically non-stop, but we had a brief reprieve the weekend before last and managed a lovely escape to the seaside! It doesn't look it from the Instax but it was sunny and warm and I officially ate my first 99 of the year.

Other than that I've been meeting new clients; continuing to work on my DYCP - learning, researching and spending time with a local community project; and continuing to notice things as I travel about, logging them on TRIVIAL MATTER.

 

Photograph of an Instax print showing a pale scene of a sandy beach with strip of sea in the distance, pale sky above and part of a groyn to the right. In the border at the bottom '13/04/24 Walton-on-the-Naze' is written in cursive handwriting. The print is on a dark grey fabric background.13/04/24 Walton-on-the-NazePhotograph of an Instax print showing a pale scene of a sandy beach with strip of sea in the distance, pale sky above and part of a groyn to the right. In the border at the bottom '13/04/24 Walton-on-the-Naze' is written in cursive handwriting. The print is on a dark grey fabric background.
Photograph of a pedestrian crossing box with a red chilli pepper placed on the top. The text on the box says 'PEDESTRIANS, push button and wait for signal opposite' with 'WAIT' illuminated in yellow below and 'wait, cross with care' under that. In the background roads, shops and traffic can be seen out of focus.Red hotPhotograph of a pedestrian crossing box with a red chilli pepper placed on the top. The text on the box says 'PEDESTRIANS, push button and wait for signal opposite' with 'WAIT' illuminated in yellow below and 'wait, cross with care' under that. In the background roads, shops and traffic can be seen out of focus.

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/notes-on-the-fortnight-26-april-2024 Fri, 26 Apr 2024 16:33:50 GMT
Photography for The Leathersellers' Company - The Class Ceiling exhibition portraits https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/photography-for-the-leathersellers-company---the-class-ceiling-exhibition-portraits In February I was really pleased to work with writer Fiona Thompson to take photographs to illustrate a piece she was writing on social mobility for the Leathersellers' Company. The article, which you can read on the Leathersellers' site, looks at 'The Class Ceiling', a photography exhibition at John Hansard Gallery, part of the University of Southampton. The Class Ceiling celebrates the working class and explores the barriers of class in higher education. 

I was really pleased to have opportunity to visit the exhibition, which featured wonderful photographs submitted by university students, staff and alumni who come from a working class background, and to meet Melissa and Liam, two of the participants.

Below are some of the photographs from the commission, but I do encourage you to read Fiona's article to get the full story.
 

Photograph of a person in a blue dress with a rainbow lanyard around their neck and long dark hair. The are standing on a wooden floor in front of a glass barrier with a large rectangular opening in the wall behind, through which you can see through to shelves in bookshop and a neon sign that says 'YOU BELONG HERE' in a circle on the wall in the distance.The Class Ceiling, John Hansard Gallery'The Class Ceiling' photography exhibition produced and curated by the University of Southampton’s Social Mobility Network at John Hansard Gallery. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The Leathersellers' Company.
Photograph shows a white-walled gallery space with a staircase to the left with a glass barrier alongside and text on the wall at the top of it, photographs in black frames mounted on the wall to the right and facing the camera, a grey door on the right of the far wall, lights on a track in the ceiling above and a dark wooden floor below.The Class Ceiling, John Hansard Gallery'The Class Ceiling' photography exhibition produced and curated by the University of Southampton’s Social Mobility Network at John Hansard Gallery. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The Leathersellers' Company.
Photograph of two people, one to the left with long dark hair wearing a blue dress, the other to the right with dark hair in a bun, wearing a patterned shacket and blue jumper with jeans. They are leaning on a glass barrier and behind them is a white-walled gallery with photographs in black frames mounted on the wall.The Class Ceiling, John Hansard Gallery'The Class Ceiling' photography exhibition produced and curated by the University of Southampton’s Social Mobility Network at John Hansard Gallery. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The Leathersellers' Company.
Photograph of a person with dark hair in a bun, wearing a patterned shacket and blue jumper with jeans. They are sitting on a concrete bench and behind them is a road and a large contemporary building with 'John Hansard Gallery, CITY EYE' in large white letters above the glass entrance.The Class Ceiling, John Hansard Gallery'The Class Ceiling' photography exhibition produced and curated by the University of Southampton’s Social Mobility Network at John Hansard Gallery. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The Leathersellers' Company.
Photograph taken across a paved square of a large contemporary building with 'John Hansard Gallery, CITY EYE' in white letters on the glass front. Above is blue sky with clouds and to the left is a bare tree.The Class Ceiling, John Hansard Gallery'The Class Ceiling' photography exhibition produced and curated by the University of Southampton’s Social Mobility Network at John Hansard Gallery. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The Leathersellers' Company.
Photograph of two people smiling and chatting standing outside glass doors with colourful text and signage adhered to them. The person to the left is gesturing with their hands, has dark hair in a bun, wearing a patterned shacket and blue jumper with jeans and the person to the right is tucking their long dark hair behind their ear in the wind, wearing a patchwork style green jacket with blue dress and brown cross-body bag.The Class Ceiling, John Hansard Gallery'The Class Ceiling' photography exhibition produced and curated by the University of Southampton’s Social Mobility Network at John Hansard Gallery. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The Leathersellers' Company.

 

Breaking Through the Class Ceiling: Lessons for Social MobilityArticle by Fiona Thompson, commissioned by The Leathersellers' Company

 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a documentary, editorial and commercial photographer. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions editorial photography interior photography museum and gallery photography portrait photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/photography-for-the-leathersellers-company---the-class-ceiling-exhibition-portraits Wed, 24 Apr 2024 14:12:46 GMT
Photography for Firstsite - David Lock: In Between Us at Firstsite https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/photography-for-Firstsite-David-Lock-In-Between-Us-at-Firstsite At the end of March I had the pleasure of photographing the opening event for David Lock: In Between Us at Firstsite

 

Photograph of David Lock's exhibition at Firstsite gallery, showing one large painting to the left and a smaller piece to the right. The wall is white with a strip of peach painted behind the larger piece. The backs of two people with short hair and dark clothing in front can be seen as they look at the exhibition.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

"‘In-between Us’ seeks to examine identity and masculinities, challenging social constructs and stereotypes through art by weaving connections between the past and present."

It's an excellent exhibition and incredibly David Lock's first solo exhibition. Being in Colchester and specifically in Firstsite, home of The Berryfield Mosaic, it's particularly interesting to see Lock's interpretation and use of Roman artefact imagery in the exhibition.

Below are some photographs from the opening, but visit Firstsite's website to find out more about David Lock: In Between Us. Do visit to see the works in person if you are able!

 

Photograph of the 'David Lock: In-between Us' exhibition at Firstsite, showing a portrait piece in a white frame mounted on a white wall to the left and to the right another room is just visible out of focus, with a glass display table with open newspapers in it and a large painting on the wall behind, with a brown section of wall behind it.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the 'David Lock: In-between Us' exhibition at Firstsite, with three people smiling and talking to the left of the frame, with three portrait paintings mounted on the wall behind them and to the right, with a wooden floor below.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the 'David Lock: In-between Us' exhibition at Firstsite, showing two people bending forward to look at open newspapers in a glass case on wooden legs. Behind them is a wall with large collage pictures covering the wall and 3 small paintings mounted on top.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the 'David Lock: In-between Us' exhibition at Firstsite, showing a group of people gathered in a gallery smiling and listening to a person with long blonde hair who is holding a microphone to the left of the frame, next to David Lock, who is dressed in an orange top and seated in a wheelchair.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the 'David Lock: In-between Us' exhibition at Firstsite, showing the backs of 3 people looking down at open newspapers in a glass topped display case on wooden legs. A small portrait is mounted on a white wall to the left and a large painting is displayed on a wall to the right.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the 'David Lock: In-between Us' exhibition at Firstsite, showing two people, surrounded by lots of other people, looking into a display case at open magazines. David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the 'David Lock: In-between Us' exhibition at Firstsite, showing a large painting mounted on a wall with a terracotta coloured background offset behind it. In front a person in a black padded jacket and glass is seen from behind, looking at the work.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the 'David Lock: In-between Us' exhibition at Firstsite, showing David Lock to the left, wearing an orange top and dark trousers, seated in a wheelchair, and George Morl to the right, wearing an orange suit with T-shirt underneath. Behind is a large painting mounted on a white wall with light brown panel offset.David Lock: In-between Us at FirstsiteDavid Lock: In-between Us at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
 

David Lock: In Between Us is open until Sunday 23 June 2024 at Firstsite.
 

Firstsite

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

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: [email protected]


 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a documentary, editorial and commercial photographer. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions event photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/photography-for-Firstsite-David-Lock-In-Between-Us-at-Firstsite Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:25:16 GMT
Notes on the week: 12 April 2024 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/notes-on-the-week-12-april-2024 Very quick notes today, as this week has been more admin based with proposals for jobs, financial things and thinking about goals for the new financial year.

A few jobs from the recent past can now be shared so I'll add some blogs about those next week and make a few portfolio/website updates.

I took a long weekend last week to stay in London for a few days and walk parts 1-6 of the Capital Ring Walk. I'll go into that in more detail over on Notes on Travel, but here are a few photographs from the route (there are & will be more of the slightly more obscure photos over on Trivial Matter).

 

Photograph of an industrial building with green netting across the windows, a double door to the bottom right, a closed shutter to the left and an old 'WOOLWICH' sign poking out slightly above the centre.JayneLloyd_240405_London_1163Photograph of an industrial building with green netting across the windows, a double door to the bottom right, a closed shutter to the left and an old 'WOOLWICH' sign poking out slightly above the centre.
Photograph of a brick wall with rectangles of paint over the top in pale pink, peachy pink and purple, with a band of felted roof at the top and moss and weeds along the ground at the bottom.CoverupPhotograph of a brick wall with rectangles of paint over the top in pale pink, peachy pink and purple, with a band of felted roof at the top and moss and weeds along the ground at the bottom.
Photograph of a pig sleeping in the sun, with a tyre on a rope to the left, logs to the right and a fence and trees behind. There's a smudgy black line to the left of the frame as the photo has been taken through a wire fence.JayneLloyd_240405_London_1171Photograph of a pig sleeping in the sun, with a tyre on a rope to the left, logs to the right and a fence and trees behind. There's a smudgy black line to the left of the frame as the photo has been taken through a wire fence.
Photograph of fallen white blossom on an old tree stump, with moss towards the top.JayneLloyd_240405_London_1193Photograph of fallen white blossom on an old tree stump, with moss towards the top.
Photograph of a muddy path through green woodland, with a leaning tree forming a low arch across it.JayneLloyd_240405_London_1198Photograph of a muddy path through green woodland, with a leaning tree forming a low arch across it.
Photograph of 'Vinegar Yard', with an old train carriage above low temporary-looking buildings, with large red ant sculptures positioned as if crawling over it, with 'Blue Moon' on the side, and contemporary glass buildings behind.JayneLloyd_240406_London_1213Photograph of 'Vinegar Yard', with an old train carriage above low temporary-looking buildings, with large red ant sculptures positioned as if crawling over it, with 'Blue Moon' on the side, and contemporary glass buildings behind.
Photograph of a large dinosaur sculpture in trees and plants, in Crystal Palace.JayneLloyd_240406_London_1248Photograph of a large dinosaur sculpture in trees and plants, in Crystal Palace.
Photograph of red rhododendron flowers and foliage, focused on the front flower in the lower part of the frame.JayneLloyd_240406_London_1266Photograph of red rhododendron flowers and foliage, focused on the front flower in the lower part of the frame.
Photograph of a pavement with a large tarmac section upon which are scattered 4 pots of red jelly and a paper bag behind. To the right is a tree trunk and to the left are walls lining the path - one brick and one white. In the background the continuing path is paved with large slabs and then smaller bricks.JellyPhotograph of a pavement with a large tarmac section upon which are scattered 4 pots of red jelly and a paper bag behind. To the right is a tree trunk and to the left are walls lining the path - one brick and one white. In the background the continuing path is paved with large slabs and then smaller bricks.
Photograph of a wide dirt path through woodland, with dappled light highlighting a large tree to the right, the sunshine making the green leaves shine.JayneLloyd_240407_London_1313Photograph of a wide dirt path through woodland, with dappled light highlighting a large tree to the right, the sunshine making the green leaves shine.

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/notes-on-the-week-12-april-2024 Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:45:00 GMT
Notes on the week: 5 April 2024 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/notes-on-the-week-5-april-2024 It's been a funny sort of week. Those who read last week's notes will be pleased to hear I did indeed make it to the pub. I had a lovely Easter weekend with family, have accumulated a pleasing amount of chocolate and we tired ourselves out building a rather larger than anticipated shed/summerhouse.

 

Photograph of a glass jar filled with forsythia, with yellow flowers. It is on a grey table and behind you can just see a brown fence with some foliage on it, out of focus.JayneLloyd_240330_untitled_1144
Photograph of a painted white wall with an old-fashioned white lantern on the wall to the left, with a warm lightbulb on. The lantern is tilted to the right and a long shadow from it extends to the right. At the bottom right are handwritten letters partially rubbed out, 'Kevin... a cu...Wonky outside the pubPhotograph of a painted white wall with an old-fashioned white lantern on the wall to the left, with a warm lightbulb on. The lantern is tilted to the right and a long shadow from it extends to the right. At the bottom right are handwritten letters partially rubbed out, 'Kevin... a cu...

Photograph of a homemade orange cake, two layers of sponge sandwiched and topped with buttercream, decorated with orange mini eggs around the edge, on a white china plate in front of a dark grey background.JayneLloyd_240331_Easter_8151
Photograph of a cut blossom branches in a vase, with blue and floral egg decorations hanging from them with ribbons. The vase is on a pink and red floral tablecloth, with part of a wooden chair behind and light grey wall.JayneLloyd_240331_Easter_8160Photograph of a cut blossom branches in a vase, with blue and floral egg decorations hanging from them with ribbons. The vase is on a pink and red floral tablecloth, with part of a wooden chair behind and light grey wall.

I sent some films off to be processed last week and I had the scans back from Take It Easy Lab yesterday (that link should get you 20% off your first order with them if you'd like to try them). The photos were all taken on a Lomography Simple Use Reloadable Camera that I bought last summer. I love disposable cameras, they're so small to carry about and I really love having physical prints, but I don't like that the whole camera is disposed of, so this seemed ideal. 

The first roll of film, the one that was preloaded with Lomo's own film, came out beautifully, and I've got some lovely pictures from our trip to Billund in Denmark as well as nice sunny shots when I was generally out and about. After that though, the other rolls haven't come out so well. It could be that they were mostly expired film, but they all seem to be totally under-exposed, and later on have camera shake. Now the shutter button itself shifted, so I had to just hold the camera ready and wind it on to take a photo, so something's not right. I bought mine from Speed Graphic, which has since been taken over and the new company has not replied to my email. Had I bought it from Lomo themselves I'd have had more help, they replied to my email even though I hadn't bought it from them.

If you have a small film camera you recommend that's like a disposable but is reusable please let me know, I'd love to give another a go.

Photograph looking up at two hollyhocks with peach flowers, with blue sky with small clouds above it and a bit of wooden fence visible to the right of the frame.189752180004Photograph looking up at two hollyhocks with peach flowers, with blue sky with small clouds above it and a bit of wooden fence visible to the right of the frame.
Photograph of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark - a white building in the shape of Lego bricks, with giant Lego bricks in front, with people playing on them.189752180007Photograph of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark - a white building in the shape of Lego bricks, with giant Lego bricks in front, with people playing on them.
Photograph looking up at a very thin Danish flay flying on a white flagpole, against a blue sky.189752180008Photograph looking up at a very thin Danish flay flying on a white flagpole, against a blue sky.
Photograph of wildflowers with blue and cloudy sky behind.189752180015Photograph of wildflowers with blue and cloudy sky behind.

This makes me think of the cover art by David Carson for one of my favourite albums, The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails.

 

P.S. Whilst looking up the link for Take It Easy Lab I discovered their Disposable Directory - what a joy!

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/4/notes-on-the-week-5-april-2024 Fri, 05 Apr 2024 12:30:00 GMT
Notes on the week: 29 March 2024 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/3/notes-on-the-week-29-march-2024 On Saturday I had some more FORMAT24 portfolio reviews to attend, with more interesting discussions and things to take action on. They also led to the scene below later in the week, which was an interesting and fun exercise in revisiting my TRIVIAL MATTER images and trying to find the connections.

 

Photograph of lots of photographs printed on small pieces of copy paper, loosely arranged on a beige carpet. The photographs include furniture dumped by the sides of roads, fallen petals, illuminated signs and a squashed scorpion.Trying something

 

In the past couple of weeks we've been completely hooked on How To with John Wilson on the iPlayer. We weren't really sure what we were watching at first, but it's so clever, witty and fascinating, exploring different concepts in New York through video snippets. So many of the videos were of things I would be drawn to, even touching on ways people try to save parking spaces. It made me think a lot about getting better at organising my photographs and pulling out themes.

 

It was more of a computer-based week this week, processing images from last week's shoots, one of which was the opening of David Lock: In-Between Us at Firstsite, which I really enjoyed. Well worth visiting if you are able. Hopefully I'll share some images from that soon.

 

I've also been continuing work on my DYCP project, researching more about documentary photography and storytelling. I've been dipping in and out of Alec Soth's Photographic Storytelling on Magnum Learn, which I've found really interesting and inspiring. It gives me a good boost of inspiration and motivation whenever I watch one of the videos and pushes me to get out and photograph something.

 

After my short course in Photojournalism I bought a second-hand copy of Pictures on a Page by Harold Evans and of course got instantly distracted by the dedication on the first page. I hope Paul enjoyed the lovely gift from Lisbet.

 

Photograph of a handwritten message on a page in a book, which says 'To Paul, 30.6.78, with love from Lisbet', behind to the left and out of focus is more of the book, with the title 'PICTURES ON A PAGE' just visible.Dedication
On Thursday I went to my friend and brilliant illustrator Mary Pullen Deacon's event for her exhibition Nostalgic Recollections (of childhood in an Essex village) at Patch in Colchester. It was great to hear more about her work, take part in a drawing activity and I bought a small print, too, which I'm really excited about. 
 

Today, Friday, is Good Friday, so apart from this short blog I'm taking time to get outside, plant things and hopefully go to the pub.

 

Selective focus photograph of a dying piece of blossom caught in cobwebs, top right of the image, with out of focus shapes behind, and another piece of blossom lower down to the left.SuspendedSelective focus photograph of a dying piece of blossom caught in cobwebs, top right of the image, with out of focus shapes behind, and another piece of blossom lower down to the left.

 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/3/notes-on-the-week-29-march-2024 Fri, 29 Mar 2024 13:00:00 GMT
Notes on the week: 22 March 2024 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/3/notes-on-the-week-22-march-2024 Last weekend I went to London for the afternoon and evening and was really pleased to get to visit my friend Mandy William's exhibition with Colin Pantall and Dawn Rodgers at Four Corners, Disrupted Landscapes. The work was really powerful and the three very distinct bodies of work really worked well together inn the space.

 

Photograph of an A-frame board with 3 photographs on it, with the words 'Colin Pantall, Dawn Rodgers, Mandy Williams, 13 - 16 March 2024, Four Courners, 121 Roman Road London, E2 0QN, Gallery hours; Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 - 18.00, Disrupted Landscapes', with an orange pillar to the right and glazed window beind behind.Disrupted LandscapesPhotograph of an A-frame board with 3 photographs on it, with the words 'Colin Pantall, Dawn Rodgers, Mandy Williams, 13 - 16 March 2024, Four Courners, 121 Roman Road London, E2 0QN, Gallery hours; Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 - 18.00, Disrupted Landscapes', with an orange pillar to the right and glazed window beind behind.

We walked from Bethnal Green to Islington. I love walks like that through London, where you see streets you haven't visited before and see how things connect. We were going to see Filter at the o2 Academy, Islington that night so I only had my phone camera on me to collect photographs of the things that caught my eye. (There was also lots of beautiful blossom but it's probably not a huge shock to you that I'm much more drawn to dead trees and abandoned mattresses.) 

 

Photograph of a brick wall with a white recessed area cemented in at the top, with a scene of small mice and a large blue character having a tea party, and BRICKFLATS written underneath.A small scene in a wallPhotograph of a brick wall with a white recessed area cemented in at the top, with a scene of small mice and a large blue character having a tea party, and BRICKFLATS written underneath.
Photograph of a double mattress and a cardboard box leaning against a brick wall in front of an apartment block with bushes in front. To the left is a concrete path with a bridge in the distance.IMG_0699Photograph of a double mattress and a cardboard box leaning against a brick wall in front of an apartment block with bushes in front. To the left is a concrete path with a bridge in the distance.
Photograph of a brown, dead Christmas tree on a pavement, with a blue car to the right, houses with walls and hedges to the left and a pole with '20' on a sign and the white trunk of a silver birch behind.EvictedPhotograph of a brown, dead Christmas tree on a pavement, with a blue car to the right, houses with walls and hedges to the left and a pole with '20' on a sign and the white trunk of a silver birch behind.
Photograph of an empty display case with a brass frame, mounted on a stone wall, with a warmly lit bar just visible through a window to the left.IMG_0703Photograph of an empty display case with a brass frame, mounted on a stone wall, with a warmly lit bar just visible through a window to the left.

The gig was amazing, I sang and danced my heart out.

Photograph of a man singing into a microphone, with green lights shining down above, lighting a cloud of smoke behind him.IMG_0728_VSCOPhotograph of a man singing into a microphone, with green lights shining down above, lighting a cloud of smoke behind him.

 

From Monday onwards I feel like I wrote a lot of emails. Lots of trying to make arrangements. 

 

Creative Colchester held a new coffee morning social meetup at Patch, which was really nice. I caught up with some people I’ve got to know over the months and met some new people too. The coffee is excellent there too.

 

On Wednesday the job I had booked was rescheduled and I found myself in London with time to spare, so I looked up what was on and went to visit Nick Waplington’s Living Room at Hamiltons Gallery, and then on to The Photographers' Gallery. It was great to see the Living Room images at such a large size, to really see the detail in them and I really like the space at Hamiltons. Seeing the images in Mayfair, passing Maseratis and the like, to get there, felt strange. 

 

The Photographers' Gallery was enjoyable too - I was interested to learn about the work of the photographers nominated for the the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2024, the Café Royal Books reading room was great to have a browse through the many, many publications they have produced, and I also really enjoyed Bert Hardy: Photojournalism in War and Peace, which felt timely having done my short course in Photojournalism just recently.

Photograph of an A-frame board with 'Nick Waplington, Living Room, 14 March - 25 May' and a photograph of a street scene showing children on a pavement to the left and a person lying under a car, fixing it, to the right. Behind is a brick building, a window with 'HAMILTON' in white letters on it, and in the distance is a pillar with '14' on it.IMG_0758Photograph of an A-frame board with 'Nick Waplington, Living Room, 14 March - 25 May' and a photograph of a street scene showing children on a pavement to the left and a person lying under a car, fixing it, to the right. Behind is a brick building, a window with 'HAMILTON' in white letters on it, and in the distance is a pillar with '14' on it.
IMG_0767IMG_0767Photograph of a wall with 'BERT HARDY, Photojournalism in War and Peace' and lots of text below, and a large black and white photograph showing 4 women standing talking in a street.
Photograph looking down at a street scene - a large brick building fills most of the frame, and has a large photograph showing a garden with naked figures in the centre mounted on the wall. To the right people are sat on wooden benches and walking along the paved street.IMG_0760Photograph looking down at a street scene - a large brick building fills most of the frame, and has a large photograph showing a garden with naked figures in the centre mounted on the wall. To the right people are sat on wooden benches and walking along the paved street.

Photograph of a small paper diary with hand written entries in it, below is a label saying 'Hardy's diary entries during a shoot for the feature 'This is the Problem' Picture Post, 4 January 1941'. Parts of photographs are visible around the edges.IMG_0764Photograph of a small paper diary with hand written entries in it, below is a label saying 'Hardy's diary entries during a shoot for the feature 'This is the Problem' Picture Post, 4 January 1941'. Parts of photographs are visible around the edges.
IMG_0766IMG_0766Photograph of magazine spreads, in the foreground a feature titled 'SHOULD WOMEN WEAR TROUSERS?' and photographs of women in trousers in street scenes above. The magazine above shows portraits of musicians playing their instrumens.

The rescheduled job went well, a nice portrait session that hopefully I can share when the interview it is to accompany goes live.

Today, Friday, I'm attending FORMAT24 portfolio reviews, showing my work to photography professionals. It's so good to have feedback on work, guidance on changes I can make and it's giving me lots to think about. 
 

Sign of the timesSign of the timesPhotograph looking down on the top of a bin in a street, with an ashtray filled with cigarettes in the centre, and the black surround is covered in stickers from vape packets. The paved floor is visible around the edges behind.
Photograph looking down at the curb at the side of a road, with pavement at the lower part of the frame, a metal spoon face down to the left above that, and double yellow painted lines above.Colchester, UKPhotograph looking down at the curb at the side of a road, with pavement at the lower part of the frame, a metal spoon face down to the left above that, and double yellow painted lines above.

Photograph looking down at a Queen of spades playing card on the floor, with a drain at the bottom of the frame, and paving and paint elements to the right.The Queen of SpadesPhotograph looking down at a Queen of spades playing card on the floor, with a drain at the bottom of the frame, and paving and paint elements to the right.


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/3/notes-on-the-week-22-march-2024 Fri, 22 Mar 2024 17:28:55 GMT
The Cube: A Project during the UAL Short Course in Photojournalism https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/3/the-cube-a-project-during-the-ual-short-course-in-photojournalism As part of my Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) award from Arts Council England, I took a short course in Photojournalism at University of the Arts, London (UAL). This is the project I developed during that 3 day course.

 

Photograph of the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large, squat metal building covered in indented squares of metal, with a black metal frame crossing over. In the distance tower blocks are visible and in the foreground is a road with a cyclist blurred as they pass.The Michael Faraday Memorial
Looking down from the LCC Tower in Elephant and Castle I was intrigued by the metal box in the middle of the roundabout. It seemed quite a small thing to have held its ground when all around it everything is being replaced by much taller contemporary buildings, but I didn't give it much more thought.


Photograph looking down at a roundabout with a large metal building on it (bottom right of frame), and small bits of grass. Around it are roads with traffic on, there's a building site to the right, an old tube station to the left and high rise buildings at the top of frame, including the shard to the left.The question

 

On the train home I was looking for project ideas on Google Maps and I saw the name of the metal box, the Michael Faraday Memorial, which seemed a bit odd. So I looked for more information. I knew the name but I’d forgotten any details from high school physics.


Photograph of a paved floor with 'MICHAEL FARADY' engraved on it. In a puddle to the left is the reflection of a tower block and to the right a person's legs with black trousers and brown shoes can be seen walking past, one blurred as it moves.The answer

 

He was a self-taught man who made hugely significant scientific discoveries including the electric generator and an early version of the bunsen burner; he started the Royal Institution Christmas lectures for young people; he turned down a knighthood and he refused to advise the British Government on the production of chemical weapons for use in the Crimean War, for ethical reasons. 

 

The memorial was designed by Rodney Gordon in 1959 and while most people don't think too much about it as they pass by (I hadn't until I was drawn in online) there are many urban legends about what’s inside the box. It made fascinating reading on the train but the most amusing is that it’s the home of Aphex Twin, the electronic musician, a story he appears to have fed to a journalist himself in an interview that later expressly talks about his reputation for telling lies about himself. 

 

The Michael Faraday MemorialThe Michael Faraday MemorialPhotograph of a large number of birds flying in the sky above the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large, squat metal building covered in indented squares of metal, with a black metal frame crossing over. Some people and parts of cars are just visible in the foreground.

 

I wanted to see what passersby thought it was and what they thought of it.

 

Photographic portrait of a person with dark brown hair looking into camera, wearing a thin knitted scarf in shades of orange and brown, a light brown cordoroy jacket with white collar and a dark top. They are framed by the lines of the Faraday Memorial behind.Amy
Photograph of remnants of a poster that has been stuck on a metal surface - the taped edges remain while the centre has been ripped off and there's a cross scratched in the metal. The word 'FREE' is visible at the top.JayneLloyd_240207_Photojournalism_3379

 

Amy had just had an interview in the area and had no idea what the building was, but she didn’t think it was pretty.

 

Photograph of a corner of the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large, squat metal building covered in indented squares of metal, catching the sunlight. There's a metal staircase to the right of the frame and a towerblock and red London bus can just be seen behind, to the left of the frame.JayneLloyd_240206_Photojournalism_3303
Photograph of a person standing in sunlight in front of the metal panelled wall of the Faraday Memorial, with benches just visible behind. They are looking to the left of the frame, with their hair in a high ponytail, with a dark tote bag on their shoulder and wearing a black winter coat.Tash

Photograph of a black metal panel to the left with a stick showing a warning triangle with '!' in it, saying 'Warning, Anti-climb paint' at the top, and a silver metal wall to the left, with indented panels that appear to have remnants of dirty liquid on them.JayneLloyd_240206_Photojournalism_3155
 

Tash had no idea but thought it could be some kind of giant speaker or something solar powered, or it could be an art installation.

 

Photograph of two people wearing flat caps, glasses, dark coloured jackets and trousers standing in front of a short staircase leading to a metal door that has colourful warning stickers on it, on a wall made of indented metal panels.Tom and Taber
Photograph of a corner of the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large, squat metal building covered in indented squares of metal, with streaks of liquid on them. Two the right is a cycle path and in the distance people cross a road in front of a building site.JayneLloyd_240206_Photojournalism_3147

 

Tom and Taber were reading the information board so they knew what it was but thought it seemed a sad place for a memorial. When they were living here in 2014/15 they’d heard talk of rejuvination but all it seemed to be was high rise apartment blocks, not adding green space. They felt a little pressure wash would go a long way.

 

Photographic portrait of a person in high vis jacket and work trousers pushing a cart with a bin and cleaning equipement on it. Behind is a corner of the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large, squat metal building covered in indented squares of metal, with bikes parked in front and a towerblock in the distance to the right.Mark
Photograph of a section of the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large, squat metal building covered in indented squares of metal, with pigeons on the floor and blurred flying in front. There is a small staircase to the left and at the top right a towerblock with colourful squares on it can be seen behind.JayneLloyd_240207_Photojournalism_3551

 

Mark works here and he wasn’t 100% sure but he thought it might be an air conditioning unit for the London Underground, pumping fresh air through it. He said it’d been there since he was a kid and he’s 50 now.
 

Photographic portrait of an older person with short white hair, wearing black-rimmed glass and a dark blue jacket and jumper, with a grey background behind.Vincent
Photograph of a corner of the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large, squat metal building covered in indented squares of metal, with benches and a bin in front, plant pots just visible in the bottom right of the frame and an old tube station with a planted wall and people crossing the road to the right.JayneLloyd_240206_Photojournalism_3128

Vincent came here from Ireland in 1956 and he’s 84 now, though he moved back to Ireland a while ago and was back to stay with his sons. He told me that the only parts of Elephant and Castle that had stayed the same were the Tabernacle and the Bakerloo Line Station, all the rest is new. He told me the building is a ventilation shaft for the Underground.

 

Photograph of part of a metal door in a metal wall, with a sticker saying 'Zeus strikes' with a symbol of a zigzag arrow pointing to a fallen person (resembling an electrical 'danger of death' sign) and a colourful sign to the right with symbols and text saying 'Location, Elephant & Castle Substation', No entry unless authorised, Danger of death, In emergency telephone...'JayneLloyd_240206_Photojournalism_3264

 

The truth is, as well as a memorial, it’s an electrical substation. In many ways a fitting tribute.

 

Photograph of the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large, squat metal building covered in indented squares of metal, with a black metal frame crossing over. In the distance tower blocks are visible and in front is a group of people with their arms raised in the air. There's a tree to the right, parked bikes and an old, pillared building to the left and a blurred person walking past in the foreground.JayneLloyd_240207_Photojournalism_3422

 

Produced during a short course in photojournalism at UAL as part of a Developing Your Creative Practice Award supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Find out more about Arts Council England at https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography personal projects portrait photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/3/the-cube-a-project-during-the-ual-short-course-in-photojournalism Tue, 05 Mar 2024 10:07:57 GMT
Developing my Creative Practice: Short courses to hone my skills https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/2/developing-my-creative-practice-short-courses-to-hone-my-skills As part of my Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) award from Arts Council England, I have recently taken two short courses at University of the Arts, London (UAL): Portrait Photography with Peter Cattrell and Photojournalism with Teri Pengilley.

 

My aim in this period of development is work on my storytelling to take on more documentary photography work and I felt that having some time out to work exclusively in these areas would help me to do this, as well as feeding into other areas of my practice, such as my more commercial work. 

 

Both courses were intense, pushed me outside of my comfort zone (having to be in front of the camera and having to ask total strangers for portraits, both things I am guilty of tending to avoid), took me back to basics, taught me new skills and gave me the time to just try things out to see what happens. They inspired me, increased my skills and made me see more clearly what I'm capable of and what I want to do.
 

Below I've included a few portraits taken on the portrait photography course and I've put together a post featuring the photo story I made on the photojournalism course, which you can see here.
 

Photograph of a person with blonde hair and black rollneck top looking into the camera. Behind, out of focus is the inside of a university building, with table chairs and wall mounted TV to the left, grey lockers to the right and in the centre a walkway with sign at the top and yellow strip lights leading to a doorway.Charlotte
MikeMikePhotograph of a person with short grey hair wearing a black Tshirt and dark jacket, looking to the left of the frame, with a dark grey background behind.
ShizaShizaPhotograph of a person with long dark hair in a black jumper, blue jeans and white trainers, standing with one arm on their hip. Behind is a large wooden structure on wheet with a large square and cross, framed so the person's head is positioned in a triangle to the left. Behind that is a greenish panelled wall and below is a tiled floor.
TillyTillyPhotograph of a person wth long blong hair looking into the camera and tucking their hair behind one ear. They are wearing a white Tshirt with a black line drawing of a crouched person in a bikini on it and there is a deep pink background behind.
FloraFloraPhotograph of a person with long blonde hair, framed to the right of the frame, looking into the camera and with one arm up on their hip. They are lit with blue turquoise light to the left and pink light to the right.

 

I really enjoyed taking these courses and feel they have done me and my work the world of good. Huge thanks to my tutors and fellow students for teaching me so much and of course the Arts Council England for giving me the means to do it.

 

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Find out more about Arts Council England at https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) personal projects portrait photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/2/developing-my-creative-practice-short-courses-to-hone-my-skills Thu, 15 Feb 2024 12:19:10 GMT
Photography for Firstsite - Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions and Late Lounge @ Firstsite https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/1/photography-for-firstsite-Lucy-Harwood-Late-Lounge-Firstsite In December I spent a lovely evening photographing evening events at Firstsite. First, the opening event for their gloriously colourful exhibition Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions, followed by Late Lounge @ Firstsite, in collaboration with Colchester Arts Centre.

 

Photograph of people in a gallery space with walls painted purple to the left and covered in a large colourful painted imagery to the right. In the centre of the frame is a person in an orange jacket and trousers with an orange cap, looking at a red stand in the middle of the room that has a painting of flowers mounted on the side facing the camera. To the left of the frame is an opening to another room, in front of which is a black speaker on a stand.Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at FirstsiteOpening event for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

"Marking the first major exhibition of Lucy Harwood’s work since 1975, this exhibition offers a captivating exploration of the life and career of the artist, a dedicated Post-Impressionist painter whose work echoes the boldness of Van Gogh and Gauguin."

The opening for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions was lovely and I was so interested to learn about Lucy Harwood, a local artist who was both a student and then a mentor at the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing. I've since been back to have a good look at the vibrant works and interesting artefacts.

Late Lounge @ Firstsite was also excellent - a wonderful atmosphere and excellent performances from musicians and poets, I lingered to soak it in, what a great way to spend a Friday night!

Below are some photographs from both events, but visit Firstsite's website to find out more about Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions and future Late Lounge @ Firstsite dates. I highly recommend both!

 

Photograph of three people in coats in conversation in front of a purple wall upon which hang paintings of flowers by Lucy Harwood. Bottom left of the frame a bright green block with a painting mounted upon it is partially visible.Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at FirstsiteOpening event for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a person in a grey coat with a black shoulder bag in a red-painted gallery upon which 6 paintings are hung, with an information panel on a stand in the corner, towards the right of the frame.Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at FirstsiteOpening event for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of two people looking at the Lucy Harwood exhibition in Firstsite, one in the foreground looking at a bust of a head mounted on a black plinth in a clear case, another behind stands in front of a purple wall upon which hang paintings by Lucy Harwood. To the left of the frame bright green walls and blocks are partially visible.Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at FirstsiteOpening event for Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a musician performing in the Firstsite café, at night, with colourful lights illuminating the performance area by the windows, which is filled with music equipment. Above is a neon sign. In the foreground people are sitting at tables in a darker area, watching.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a performer in the Firstsite café, at night, in pink/purple light. The musician is using electronic equipment at the desk in front.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the Firstsite café, at night, with people sitting in subdued colourful light at tables with colourful chairs. To the left is a vest jacket with a photograph of a man's face on it (out of focus) and in the distance is the serving area of the café.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd. Late Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the Firstsite café, at night, with people sitting in subdued colourful light at tables with colourful chairs. In the centre a poet with a pink mohawk and pinstripe suit is speaking into a microphone. On the right is musical equipment on a rug and on the far wall above the entrance to the toilets a neon sign is visible but overexposed.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of musicians performing in the Firstsite café, at night, with pink/purple light. The performers are to the left, amongst equipment, speakers and some clothing with an image of a man's face on it in the foreground. Above is a neon sign. To the right people are sitting at tables, watching and towards the centre people are standing watching at the café counter.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of a performer in the Firstsite café, at night, in red/orange light. The musician is using electronic equipment at the desk in front.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of a performer in the Firstsite café, at night, in pink/purple light. The musician is playing a harp and there is electronic equipment on the desks in front.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the Firstsite café, at night, with people sitting in subdued colourful light at tables with colourful chairs. In the centre two people are talking and laughing and on the far wall above the entrance to the toilets a neon sign is visible but overexposed.Late Lounge event at FirstsiteLate Lounge event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
 

Lucy Harwood: Bold Impressions is open until Sunday 14 April 2024 at Firstsite.

Late Lounge @ Firstsite has dates coming up on the first Friday of the upcoming months.

Also, just to add that I recently went to the Firstsite Cinema to watch The Boy and The Heron and it was a really great experience - they have some really interesting screenings coming up so it's well worth having a look at the listings, they often have more unusual films as well as new releases.
 

Firstsite

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

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: [email protected]


 

 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions event photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2024/1/photography-for-firstsite-Lucy-Harwood-Late-Lounge-Firstsite Tue, 30 Jan 2024 17:03:21 GMT
Photography for Gunnersbury Park Museum: Set to Stun Exhibition Installation https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/11/photography-for-gunnersbury-park-museum-set-to-stun-exhibition-installation I spent Halloween photographing monsters... what an ideal job for 31 October! The commission was with Gunnersbury Park Museum, taking installation photographs of their latest exhibition, Set to Stun: Designing & Filming Sci-Fi in West London.

 

"Beyond the stars and behind the scenes… for nearly a century west London has been home to a hive of workshops and design studios that fed into some of the country’s most iconic Sci-Fi films and TV shows.

Our major new exhibition ‘Set to Stun’ will celebrate sci-fi film and television from the 1960s through to today, turning the camera onto the west London artisans, artists and crafts people who brought it all to life."

 

It was lovely to be back at Gunnersbury again and this is a fascinating exhibition with plenty to explore throughout the museum. I particularly enjoyed the alien planet set, the monster portraits by Delamar Academy's Advanced Prosthetics graduates and the Doctor Who memorabilia that looked like it always belonged in the At Home Gallery.

Below are a few of the photographs of the exhibition, but visit The Gunnersbury Park Museum website to find out more and plan your visit.
 

Photograph of 'Set to Stun' at Gunnersbury Park Museum showing an information board to the right saying 'Set to Stun, designing and filming sci-fi in West London' with further text and a map in a circle below, a display case with items including a Stormtrooper helmet in the centre of the frame and further signs on the wall to the left including one saying 'Whole worlds pivot on acts of imagination'.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph shows a display case holding a Robot of Death costume from Doctor Who, a green mask with green quilted clothes and 'V12' in the centre. Either side of the case is a grey wall with criss-cross pipe pattern and 8 panels showing blue and red lights and zigzags.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph shows a display case containing a model of Star Bug from Red Dwarf, a green spaceship that looks like a beetle. To the left, behind, is a Robot of Death costume from Doctor Who, in a display case.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph shows an exhibition space filled with dry ice, a spotlight highlighting the smoke and an object on a plinth in the foreground to the right. Behind is a display case holding a Robot of Death costume from Doctor Who, a green mask with green quilted clothes, with zigzag lights and triangular pattern on the wall to the right.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph showing the Skylight Gallery at Gunnersbury Park museum, with a white and gold Dalek in a display case in the centre. On the walls behind are pictures and signage including a large 'Lucozde' illuminated sign. A doorway with ramp are visible to the left of the frame, with a banner saying 'Celebrate in Style' at the edge of the frame.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph looking into the Drawing Room at Gunnersbury Park Museum, with decorative ceiling and chandelier at the top of the frame. To the left is an ornate fireplace with 4 monster heads displayed on top, on the far wall either side of large windows are photographs of monster heads and in the centre of the wooden floor is a black plinth with a green monster head displayed on top.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the side of a green monster head sculpture. Behind and out of focus are two monster heads on an ornate mantelpiece to the left and a print of two monster heads to the right.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of 4 monster heads displayed on an ornate mantelpiece.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the Home Gallery at Gunnersbury Park Museum, with a Cyberman partially visible to the left, a tiled fireplace with figures and a black and white photograph on top towards the centre, floral wallpaper on the walls, shelves on the wall to the right with books and other objects on them to the right,  a chair, small table and telephone below, games, books and a magazine rack on the floor. Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a shelf in the Home Gallery at Gunnersbury Park Museum, with framed black and white photographs of the First Doctor Who (William Hartnell) at either side, a mirror, hat and ring with green stone in the centre.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph showing a model of Moon Buggy from Star Cops in a display case with a photograph behind of the moon's surface with the Earth in the distance, small rocks by the buggy to resemble the moon's surface and in a display case below two weapons are partially visible under glass.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph by Jayne Lloyd. Photograph of a display case containing a Darth Vader costume with Star Wars toys in front and other costumes (a military jacket and swimming garments) to the right.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a display case filled with mannequins dressed in an assortment of outfits, including a Wakanda cosplay outfit second from the right. In the foreground a case with glass-covered drawers is visible, with reflections of the clothing.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of the shop at Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing items for sale including books, tote bags and toys all displayed on shelves along the wall.Set to Stun at Gunnersbury Park MuseumSet to Stun at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
They also have an excellent shop with some really cool pieces for sale!

 

Thank you to the wonderful team at Gunnersbury, it's always so lovely to visit and I highly recommend going if you can!  

Set to Stun: Designing & Filming Sci-Fi in West London
Until 2 June 2024
Closed Mondays, Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 4.30pm
No booking required

Gunnersbury Park Museum
Gunnersbury Park House
Popes Lane
London
W5 4NH

https://www.visitgunnersbury.org/whats-on/exhibitions/set-to-stun-designing-filming-sci-fi-in-west-london/

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions interior photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/11/photography-for-gunnersbury-park-museum-set-to-stun-exhibition-installation Tue, 14 Nov 2023 08:15:00 GMT
Developing My Creative Practice https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/11/developing-my-creative-practice I'm over the moon to share that I have been awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) award from Arts Council England!

 

Learning new skills, getting guidance from other professionals and taking time to experiment with new ideas is so important but often difficult to do in practice. This funding allows me to dedicate time to my creative growth and I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity. I will be developing my skills and investigating ideas for art that tells the stories of my local community through photography. I'm excited to get started and look forward to sharing more as I progress!

 

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Find out more about Arts Council England at https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

 

Logo showing (in a circle to the left) 'ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND', a vertical line and 'Supported using public funding by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND'Print

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography general update personal projects https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/11/developing-my-creative-practice Wed, 08 Nov 2023 11:11:34 GMT
Photography for Historic Royal Palaces: Visitors' Guide for the Community Programme https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/10/photography-for-historic-royal-palaces-visitors-guide-for-the-community-programme In September I was commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces to help create a library of photographs that show potential visitors to Hampton Court Palace what they can expect to see when coming to the Palace and when participating in their Community programme.

Being able to see accurate images of what spaces look like as you enter them and whether those spaces are truly accessible to you is vital when planning a visit. Having a clearly illustrated guide makes things so much easier.

To capture what we needed we photographed across two days, walking the routes that visitors would take. On one of the days we worked with some of the lovely community members, who very kindly volunteered to be photographed as they walked the visitor routes, which was fantastic. It allowed us to show real scenarios, people interacting with elements such as herbs and pies in the kitchens, what to expect when your tickets are scanned, who is likely to greet you in the education spaces and the uniforms employees in the Palace will be wearing.

We also had the opportunity to photograph when the Palace was closed, so we could easily capture the interior and object photography we needed without disturbing visitors (or needing release forms!). I’ve shared a few of these photographs below, capturing key aspects such elements you can interact with, what you see as you enter a space, ramps, signage, steps, parking and seating. 



Photograph of a wooden table in front of two windows, topped with a glowing wooden lamp, replica pies on top and a basket behind. In the background is a wall with illustrations of two long-handled pans painted on the white wall and shelves to the right lined with kitchen objects and a glowing lantern.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Photograph looking towards a stone staircase, which is through a stone archway in a brickwall. There is a wooden handrail up the centre and arched windows and doorway can be seen at the top of the stairs. In the foreground is a cobbled floor, sunlight is coming in from the right and to the left is a wooden carved door with an arch cut from the lower right section.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of an arched wooden door, framed by an ornate stone border, within a brick wall, with a doormat and sign in front that says 'Please mind the step'.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Close up photograph of an old wooden door with a shiny brass doorhandle with wood grain visible in patches where the darker brown stain has been worn away. There is a sign saying 'Slide Knob to Open' right by the knob and another sign above saying 'Welcome - please do come in! please help us to maintain the delicate environment within by closing the door after you. Thank you.'Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of a partially open old wooden door to the right with a shiny brass doorhandle with wood grain visible in patches where the darker brown stain has been worn away. There is a sign saying 'Slide Knob to Open' right by the knob and another sign above saying 'Welcome - please do come in! please help us to maintain the delicate environment within by closing the door after you. Thank you.' To the left of the frame you can see into the room, with a patterned green curtain in the foreground and distance, with two large brass and glass lanterns hanging from the ceiling.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph in Hampton Court Palace showing a dark room lit by two ornate brass and glass lanterns hanging from the ceiling in the middle, stone floor, the walls lined with patterned green curtains, a stone arched doorway to the left, wooden benches along the lefthand wall, a wooden wall to the right with a tapestry hanging in the centre and an opening at the far end into a daylit room.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph in Hampton Court Palace looking through two green curtains that are tied back either side of the frame, into a large room with wooden floor, tapestries and stag heads lining the walls, banquet tables with white table cloths and wooden stools around the edges, ornate carved wooden ceiling and an arched doorway at the far end.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of a carved wooden double bench against a white wall with antlers mounted above and three lit candles on ornate candle holders evenely across. The wooden floor beneath has brass grates at regular intervals.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph looking slightly up at a black and white sign saying 'ANNE BOLEYN'S GATEWAY', mounted on a brick wall, with stone detail in the top left corner.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of a ramp on cobbled floor leading to an open doorway in a brick wall, with a wire coming in from the left and hessian sacks to the right.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of a black sign with a warning sign of a yellow triangle and the shape of a stick person with arms raised and leg bent with an obstacle in front, saying 'Due to the historic nature of our site, some of the flooring may be uneven', with a brick and stone wall behind.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph in a courtyard in Hampton Court Palace, with a door open within an arched stone doorway, brick walls, cobbled floor and a black sign on a pole that reads 'P (with pushchair graphic and an arrow pointing right further down), Buggy Park and Family Room'.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of a row of lockers, most closed but some open, in front of a beige wall with 'HAMPTON COURT PALACE' written above and parquet flooring below.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of a room with beige walls with arched stone and lead edged windows on the far wall, wooden chests, play equipement and a leather armchair around the edges, a door partially visible to the right and a colourful playmat on the wooden floor in the centre.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace with path in the foreground leading left and right, an A-frame saying 'Tiltyard Cafe' slightly to the right lawn in the centre with large trees further back, an information board to the left and a black signpost in the centre, with blue sky above.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Close up photograph of a black signpost with blue sky and trees visible behind. The signs say (top to bottom left, then top to bottom right): Way Out, Palace entrance, Tickets & Shop, The Garden Room, Toilets, Kitchen Garden, Magic Garden, (blank), Maze, Toilets, and some have little graphics indicating what they represent.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of the Tiltyard Cafe outdoor seating area, a paved pation covered with black metal tables and chairs, some wood and metal tables and benches with cream fabric parasols open above, garden and walls in the distance and clear blue sky with a plane visible above.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Photograph showing the entrance to a car park with red and white barrier in the centre, signs including 'GIVE WAY', an arrow on the tarmac, vehicles, trees and wall in the distance with blue sky above.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph showing Electric Vehicle parking spaces with painted spaces with 'EV' on the tarmac floor, a white arrow pointing right in the foreground, a wall with trees being trained up wooden supports in the centre, EV charging points, black old fashioned lanterns and trees visible beind.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Photograph of the Clore Learning Centre at Hampton Court Palace, a brick building with tiled roof, a large metal chimney-like element on the top, glass doors with little figurines along the centre, 'Clore Learning Centre' etched in the glass and a stone paved floor in the foreground with a barn-like building to the left.Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

 

It was wonderful to work with Historic Royal Palaces on this project. Thank you as always to their fabulous team and volunteers!

I definitely recommend a visit to Hampton Court Palace and you can find out more about the Historic Royal Palaces Community Programme:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/about-us/communities/#gs.677f7r

All images © Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) architectural photography commissions interior photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/10/photography-for-historic-royal-palaces-visitors-guide-for-the-community-programme Wed, 18 Oct 2023 16:04:38 GMT
Photography for the Goethe-Institut London https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/9/photography-for-the-goethe-institut-london In June I was really pleased to work with the Goethe-Institut London on two photographic commissions at their base in Kensington, West London.

 

Photograph of the Goethe-Institut London, a large white building with lots of windows and a columned entrance, blue sky with a few clouds above, people walking past on the pavement and leaves from trees in the foreground.068_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9497© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

 

The Goethe-Institut is Germany’s cultural institute with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language, fosters international cultural cooperation, and conveys a comprehensive image of contemporary Germany. It aims to strengthen intercultural dialogue and a global civil society. 

The programme at the Goethe-Institut London in South Kensington includes talks, classes, and screenings of contemporary German cinema. These events, as well as the institute’s library and cafe, are open to all: www.goethe.de/london 

 

Photograph in a classroom setting with a large screen on the wall to the left, a member of staff addressing a class whilst gesturing towards the screen and the backs of heads of people sitting in the foreground, one of which has their hand raised.Career Roadshow at Goethe-Institut LondonCareer Roadshow at Goethe-Institut London, 8 June 2023. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Goethe-Institut London.

 

First I captured their Career Roadshow, a fantastic day showcasing the many professional possibilities available to those with German language skills, including meeting German/international companies, speaking with students studying abroad and workshops on finding and applying for positions. It was great to see all the varied opportunities and definitely made me feel I need to brush up on my (sadly very basic) German!

 

The second commission was to compile a new set of promotional images for the Goethe-Institut London, including interior photography showing spaces available for hire, a sense of what it is like to be in a class and portraits of members of staff. I love days that are full of variety (and photographing interiors!) so it was great to work with the team on these projects. 

 

Interior photograph of a room with white walls, a wooden floor and a large glass door at the far end. The walls to the left and right have shelves filled with books, there's a large TV screen on the far wall, a large table surrounded by chairs in the centre and a door to the left.047_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9365© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Interior photograph of a room with dark grey walls and floor, rows of red cinema seats with stairs going up slightly to the left, large metal pipes and lighting on the ceiling.037_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9355© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph in a classroom with a pinboard with posters and maps of Germany on the far wall, two students sitting at a table in front, both with booklets, speaking to a teacher who is standing to the right of the image.119_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_3950© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of a light grey desk upon which there are circular pieces of coloured card, pens, a newspaper and in the centre of the frame two booklets in bright green with 'SPRACHE. KULTUR. DEUTSCHLAND. GOETHE INSTITUT' written on the cover of each.116_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_3943© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph taken over the shoulder of a student who is working on a German wordsearch in a booklet, holding a green pencil in their right hand, with the back of their head to the left of the image. At the far end of the grey table they are working at is a newspaper and round pieces of coloured card with the letters 'D' and 'C' handwritten on them.120_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_3953© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of an interior with a large window open to the left of the frame with leaves from a tree visible outside and a small table with a chair in front. in the centre is a large TV screen and to the right are shelves filled with books on wheels.078_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9527© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of an interior showing a classroom with 5 tables surrounded by chairs, a noticeboard on the far wall with posters and maps of Germany on in and to the right is a wall with two large windows with a poster and a clock between.051_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of an interior with shelves full of books on the far wall, tables in a sort of U-shape in the foreground with seats at them and laptops on the top, two large windows with blinds pulled halfway down and a photocopier between them on the wall to the right.062_JayneLloyd_GoetheInstitutLondon_9464© Goethe-Institut London. Photo: Jayne Lloyd.

 

Thank you to the Goethe-Institut London for these commissions and to the wonderful team for their assistance on the day. It really is a fantastic organisation - if you are/would like to be a German speaker definitely check out their classes, events program and library on their website: www.goethe.de/london and if you're looking for spaces to hire in an impressive location in London they are perfect for that too!

 

Goethe-Institut London
50 Princes Gate Exhibition Road
London SW7 2PH

Tel. +44 20 75964000
[email protected]

www.goethe.de/london

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions corporate photography interior photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/9/photography-for-the-goethe-institut-london Tue, 26 Sep 2023 07:15:00 GMT
Photography for Kids in Museums: Family Café Standard Launch https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/7/photography-for-kids-in-museums-family-cafe-standard-launch This July, Kids in Museums launched their new Family Café Standard at Canteen at the London Transport Museum and I was really pleased to photograph the morning for them. 

 

Photograph of the Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing the café from a distance, with the shop below, filled with products and displays, the café filled with people with seating in booths on the left and tables and chairs to the right, visible through a glass wall. People are listening to a speech from Vanessa Eke, in the centre holding a microphone, and there is London Underground signage and strip lighting above.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums are a fantastic charity that work with museums, heritage sites and cultural organisations nationwide to make them more welcoming for children, young people and families. They've run the Family Friendly Museum Award since 2004 and have been organising Takeover Days since 2010, giving over 40,000 children and young people the opportunity to take over jobs normally done by adults in museums, galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites. 

Their latest initiative, the Family Café Standard, is a new benchmark that recognises cafés at museums and cultural institutions that are great for families. Developed in partnership with catering company Benugo, which runs museum cafés across the UK, the standard rates museum cafés on the quality of their online information and promotion, space and facilities, choice of food, affordability, sustainability and staff training. It's a fantastic scheme and something to look out for if you're planning visits to UK attractions.

To celebrate the launch families were invited for a delicious breakfast at Canteen, the fabulous London Transport-styled Benugo café at the London Transport Museum. The children enjoyed goody bags filled with tasty treats and fun toys, grownups sipped coffees adorned with London Transport's roundel and there were the most amazing cupcakes topped with the famous Underground logo. 

It was a really lovely morning and the start of a very positive new standard for family cafés! 

Photograph showing a sign in a black frame with a gift shop blurred in the background and on the sign the Canteen logo top left and text saying 'FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT', Breastfeeding welcome, Please ask us if you are short of nappies and wipes, Bottle warmer available on request, Ask us for water, Free water, Free WiFi'Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Photograph of the Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch showing a person holding a young child in one arm and using tongs to take fruit from a display of food including fruit and baked goods. In the background is the 'CANTEEN' logo, fridges holding drinks and people sitting behind.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Photograph of the Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing three children sitting at a table in a booth, with Tube logo-topped cupcakes on the table and a sign saying 'Kids in Museum, FAMILY CAFÉ STANDARD' behind.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing two children from behind, both are opening a goodie bag to find food and treats inside.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, Photograph of a wooden table with two cappuccinos topped with chocolate power in a TFL roundel shape, a sausage butty, a phone and a croissant.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Photograph of the Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, looking over the shoulder of a person with a grey top on and long black hair, holding a phone taking a photograph of cupcakes topped with the Tube logo, with a café counter out of focus in the background, showing trays of food and a person in a black T-shirt making drinks.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing Vanessa Eke speaking with a microphone in the centre, a Hidden London logo behind, with people sitting in booths in the foreground and lanterns above.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing a child and parent sitting in a booth, playing with a spinning top on a wooden table, which is topped with a teapot, milk jug, glass of milk, Tube-logo topped cupcake, cup and saucer of tea and a bottle of water.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing two children sitting in a booth eating Tube logo-topped cupcakes, with a spinning top, paper cup of coffee and half-eaten apple and goodie bag on the table.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing a digital screen showing the CANTEEN logo, 'We're accredited!', a QR code on pink to the left and 'Kids in Museums', a yellow star with a crossed fork and spoon in the centre and 'FAMILY CAFÉ STANDARD' to the right. above is the roof of the building and in the foreground is an industrial style lantern.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

It was wonderful to work with the team at Kids in Museums again to capture such a great event!

Find out more about Kids in Museums and the Family Café Standard on their website: KidsInMuseums.org.uk
 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, architectural and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions corporate photography event photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/7/photography-for-kids-in-museums-family-cafe-standard-launch Mon, 24 Jul 2023 11:58:45 GMT
Photography for The National Archives - Spirit of Invention Exhibition https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/6/photography-for-the-national-archives-spirit-of-invention-exhibition In May I was commissioned to photograph the fascinating new exhibition at The National Archives, 'Spirit of Invention':

 

Photograph of the entrance to The National Archives exhibition, Spirit of Invention, with a large seesaw on a blue mat in the foreground, the exhibition sign and object visible through the entrance, a neon light above, two portraits on the wall to the left of a concrete pillar to the left and objects in the shop visible to the right.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.

Spirit of Invention features original Victorian designs alongside designs from modern makers, is filled with interactive activities for children and adults and really encourages visitors to become inventors themselves!

"The exhibition has been inspired by the incredible inventions found in the Board of Trade design registers. These huge cloth-bound volumes officially registered ‘useful designs’ or inventions from people between 1843 and 1884. In doing so, the design registers allowed everyday people to register their designs for copyright protection."

I really enjoyed seeing the incredible ideas on display including clothes that grow with a child as they get older and a top hat that cools you down and makes quite the talking point, and the hoverbike was pretty cool too!

Below are some of the installation photographs of the exhibition but visit The National Archives' website to find out all about the exhibition and how to see and experience it yourself.

 

 

Photograph of the The National Archives exhibition Spirit of Invention, showing the Board of Trade design registers in a glass case in the foreground and objects and displays in the exhibition in the background.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.

Photograph showing The National Archives exhibition Spirit of Invention, with two hats in the foreground on a display table with a lamp and boards on the wall in the background showing pages from the Board of Trade design registers with Victorian designs for a hat.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.

The National Archives: Spirit of Invention, photograph of the exhibition showing walls with pages from Board of Trade design registers in the background and a table with lego on in the foreground, with small chairs around it and lamps hanging above.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.
The National Archives: Spirit of Invention, photograph of the exhibition showing colourful trousers that expand as a child grows displayed on a frame in the foreground and a top that matches it displayed on a yellow metal frame on the wall behind, next to some partially visible text and a sketchbook.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.

The National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph of hands playing with Lego on a blue Lego baseboard.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.
The National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph of a wooden sideboard that has coloured rings on it and pipes coming from the top and across the ceiling, with boards showing pages from the Board of Trade design registers to the right.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.

The National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph of a person listening to a funnel on top of a wooden device that is connected to a yellow pipe attached to the wall, looking to the right and smiling.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.

The National Archives: Spirit of Invention, photograph of two people on a seesaw on a blue mat just outside the exhibition space, with signs in the background saying 'Reading rooms, Events' to the left, 'Cloakroom' in the centre and 'Spirit of Invention' to the rightThe National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.
The National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph of a person holding a cutout picture of another person's face in front of their own, opening a small front door on the table in front of them.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.

Photograph of the exterior of The National Archives building in Kew, with 'Public Record Office' inscribed above the entrance, blue sky and clouds above and trees and plants with a bench in the foreground to the right and people sitting under umbrellas to the left.The National Archives: Spirit of InventionThe National Archives: Spirit of Invention. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for The National Archives.

It was great to work with the fantastic team at The National Archives and I encourage you to visit if you can!
 

Spirit of Invention is free to visit and open to all until 29 October 2023 at The National Archives. Check their website for opening times.

The National Archives
Kew, Richmond
TW9 4DU

Website: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer working with museums and arts organisations to capture their exhibitions, events and projects. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions interior photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/6/photography-for-the-national-archives-spirit-of-invention-exhibition Thu, 08 Jun 2023 08:27:22 GMT
Photography for The English Garden Magazine: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/5/photography-for-the-english-garden-magazine-rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2023 I was really pleased to photograph the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden Magazine again this year. I've been photographing Chelsea for The English Garden for a few years now and it's always an amazing, super busy day trying to capture as much as possible, do the best job I can to capture the incredible gardens and figure out where I know that famous face from.

Following on from last year there was a lot of 'natural', achievable-looking planting and growing around more everyday situations, which was nice to see as well as more formal settings. That's not to say anything looked in any way easy, though. It's unbelievable to think how these small plots of land in a show ground get transformed into such incredible gardens that look like they've been established and honed for decades, and all so different from each other! At one point I walked up a hill to a waterfall, all within 10x15m.

As always I felt very inspired but we'll see how much I manage to actually put into practice - hopefully at least a bit!

Here are some of my photographs from the day - I've kept it reasonably short and sweet here but you can see lots more with plenty of information about the gardens, plants and plenty of non-Chelsea garden inspiration and advice on The English Garden's website.

 

Photograph of The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price, showing a leafy garden with a tall tree in the centre and a wooden table and stools beneath, topped with potted plants, soft brown walls around with plants around the edges and a stack of bricks in the foreground.The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price

Photograph of an iris with mauve edged and white centred petals, with yellow at the very centre, in The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price.The Nurture Landscapes Garden, designed by Sarah Price.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

Photograph of A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang, showing a rocky stream surrounded by lush green plants.A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang

Photograph taken inside the herb drying tower in A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang, showing a wooden table with ceramic tea set, walls with slim open windows, a shelf set and bags hanging from wooden poles, in which herbs are drying.A Letter From a Million Years Past, designed by Jihae Hwang.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

Photograph of Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg standing in Horatio's Garden, which they designed. They are standing by a tree on a path, with flowers and plants in the bed to the left with a beehive-shaped brick structure and flowers within and a leafy hedge behind.Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg ofRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg

Photograph of pink and white flowers with a wooden structure out of focus behind, in Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg.Horatio's Garden, designed by Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg ofRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihar. Photograph showing a Japanese garden with an acer to the left, stone steps by it leading to a stucture behind, a pond and waterfall surrounded by plants and rocks to the right.The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki IshiharRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara

The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki Ishihar. Photograph of purple irises in a pond with gravel on the bottom, rocks and moss around the edges.The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare, designed by Kazuyuki IshiharRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey. Photograph taken inside a structure with colourful circular windows on a curved roof above, a wall made of log cross-sections to the right with a desk and two stools with a microscope, books and scientific instruments, a gravel surface to the left and an opening showing plants and cut wood behind.The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey

The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey. Photograph showing bricks and rubble with plants and flowers growing amongst them.The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey.RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.

The Centrepoint Garden, Designed by Cleve West. Photograph showing a garden with worn gravel and brick path leading down through plants and flowers towards a damaged brick wall with a fireplace. In the foreground is a wooden structure on a thing pole and a silver birch.The Centrepoint Garden, Designed by Cleve WestRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. The Centrepoint Garden, Designed by Cleve West

Photograph of a rose that looks like a white rose splattered with red and pink paint.Rosemary DayRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. 'Rosemary Day' from Harkness Rose
 

Photograph looking down on a patio surrounded by plants and flowers with two chairs with cushions on them, a small table on a patterend rug with coffee mugs and jugs on top.The RSPCA Garden, designed by Martyn WilsonThe RSPCA Garden, designed by Martyn Wilson The RSPCA Garden, designed by Martyn Wilson

Photograph of a peachy coloured rose and buds.DannahueRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine. 'Dannahue' from David Austin Roses

The Mush RoomPhotograph of a stand in the pavillion with plinths topped with different mushrooms and a neon sign reading 'The Mush Room'The Mush RoomRHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, photographed by Jayne Lloyd for The English Garden Magazine.



It was wonderful to work with the fantastic team at the The English Garden again! Make sure to visit their website for the full story and all the latest news from Chelsea.

 


 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) architectural photography commissions editorial photography garden photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/5/photography-for-the-english-garden-magazine-rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2023 Thu, 25 May 2023 14:21:38 GMT
Photography for Firstsite - BIG WOMEN Exhibition Opening https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/4/photography-for-firstsite---big-women-exhibition-opening I recently had the joy of photographing the opening event for Firstsite's exhibition BIG WOMEN, celebrating the creative achievements of women in art, curated by Sarah Lucas. 

 

Photograph of BIG WOMEN Opening Event with visitors in the gallery talking and looking at a piece showing a figure of a woman in a dress and top piece saying 'will there be a morning, will there be a mourning', on a golden plinth and the words 'BIG WOMEN, Curated by Sarah Lucas' on the wall behind.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

 

"Featuring the work of over twenty high-profile female artists, the BIG WOMEN exhibition includes a variety of works that will make you think, laugh and reflect on the role women play in the creative world."

It's a fantastic exhibition of works including sculpture, painting, film and fashion by artists including Renata Adela, Erica Åkerlund, Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Kate Boxer, Yoko Brown, Angela Bulloch, Phillippa Clayden, Sonia Coode-Adams, Vanessa Fristedt, Maggi Hambling, Pam Hogg, Rachel Howard, Merilyn Humphreys, Patricia Jordan, Princess Julia, Abigail Lane, Tory Lawrence, Millie Laws, Polly Morgan, Clare Palmier, Georgina Starr, Milly Thompson, Gillian Wearing, Sue Webster, and Sarah Lucas herself.

Below are some photographs from the fabulous opening event, but visit Firstsite's website to find out more about the exhibition. It really is brilliant - I've been back to have a proper look at the work since the opening but must go again, there is so much to see!

 

Photograph of two people looking at an artwork at the BIG WOMEN Opening Event, with other artworks on the wall behind.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

Photograph of two people looking at a painted portrait at the BIG WOMEN Opening Event.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

Photograph of visitors in the gallery at the BIG WOMEN opening event, with an artwork hanging from chains to the left.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

Photograph of two people looking at an artwork at the BIG WOMEN Opening Event, with other artworks on the wall behind.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

Photograph of visitors filling Firstsite gallery at the opening event for BIG WOMEN, with artworks visible on the walls and suspended towards the right.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

Photograph of two people looking at an artwork on a plinth at the BIG WOMEN Opening Event, with other guests around them.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

BIG WOMEN Opening Event, showing Sarah Lucas writing on a cigarette packet with a guest to her left.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

Photograph of a person sitting on a yellow chair watching a television on a plinth made of breeze blocks, with other artworks on the wall behind and a visitors to the right, at the BIG WOMEN Opening Event at Firstsite.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

Photograph of people dancing the in the Firstsite cafe, with DJ to the left of the frame, at the BIG WOMEN Opening Event.BIG WOMEN Opening EventOpening event for BIG WOMEN, curated by Sarah Lucas at Firstsite, Colchester, 10 February 2023.

 

In addition to the exhibition opening, I had a great time working with the team to photograph the new 'Baps' T-shirts by BIG WOMEN Artist Erica Akerlund, which you can find in the Firstsite online store and shop - aren't they brilliant!

 

Photograph of 9 people modelling Baps T-shirts by Erica Åkerlund, with artwork by Erica Åkerlund on the wall behind.Baps T-shirt by Erica ÅkerlundBaps T-shirt by Erica Åkerlund, available at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of a person modelling Baps T-shirts by Erica Åkerlund, with artwork by Erica Åkerlund on the wall behind.Baps T-shirt by Erica ÅkerlundBaps T-shirt by Erica Åkerlund, available at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of a person modelling Baps T-shirts by Erica Åkerlund, with artwork by Erica Åkerlund on the wall behind and 2 sculptural pieces in front, the pose of which the model is mimicking.Baps T-shirt by Erica ÅkerlundBaps T-shirt by Erica Åkerlund, available at Firstsite. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Huge thanks as always to the wonderful team at Firstsite and to all the fantastic models! 
 

BIG WOMEN is open until Sunday 18 June 2023 at Firstsite.

Firstsite

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

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: [email protected]

 

 


 

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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Notes and photographs on Travel https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2023/1/notes-and-photographs-on-travel Recently I've been very fortunate to do some travelling, which as I'm sure you can imagine has resulted in a huge amount of photographs, all of which need processing. It's been nice on these colder days to wrap up warm and relive my trips through images.

 

Every time we go on a trip we do a lot of research and I love getting recommendations and tips from blogs, so I thought it would be good to put our research, tips and recommendations into a blog of my own, in case that information is useful to someone else (and for my own future reference, too!) Rather than flooding this blog with travel info I've set up a separate blog, Notes on Travel. It's very much a work in progress, so it'll evolve and improve as I go along (and get back into the swing of WordPress!) so I welcome all comments to make it as useful and beautiful as possible!

 

Screenshot of the Notes on Travel header image, with a photograph of Osaka at twilight in the background, 'NOTES ON TRAVEL, Answers to the things I searched for when I was travelling' to the top left and in the centre, with 'ABOUT' below and a menu and search icon top right.NotesOnTravelHome

 

As well as the blog I'm updating my archive of travel photographs on this site, so you can look through just the images if you prefer (again, a work in progress as I have quite a backlog to get through at the moment) and most of the photographs are available for licensing if you're looking for images to use yourself. Currently you can browse a selection of my previous trips and newest photographs from Greece, Bilbao and Cuba. Images from Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangkok, San Sebastian with more to follow as soon as I'm able! 

 

There are also, of course, zines. I love making zines naturally I'm making zines of each trip. You can take a look at my Greece mini zines here.

 

Athens photo zineAthens photo zinePhotograph of an A7 zine held in a hand against a dark grey fabric background. The zine has the word 'ATHENS' in the bottom right corner and an Instax Square print on the cover that shows a temple in the Ancient Agora with plants below and blue sky above.

Athens photo zineAthens photo zinePhotograph of an A7 zine held in a hand against a dark grey fabric background. The back of the zine is shown, with the following printed on it: 'Athens: Things that caught my eye when spending 2.5 days in Athens, Greece, notesontravel.co.uk, Jayne Lloyd, jaynelloyd.co.uk, trivialmatter.co.uk, T: @jaynelloyd IG: @jayne_lloyd' and a QR code under the thumb.

Athens photo zineAthens photo zinePhotograph of an A7 zine on a dark grey fabric background, being held between two hands. The zine is unfolded and shows 4 photographs, a red origami bird in the gutter, lit signs in an alleyway, dried grapes hanging in front of blue sky and a hill shown through a gap in the foliage.

Greece ZinesGreece ZinesPhotograph of 8 A7 zines fanned out on a dark grey fabric background. The top zine has the word 'ATHENS' in the bottom right corner and an Instax Square print on the cover that shows a temple in the Ancient Agora with plants below and blue sky above.

 

I hope you like some/all of these new things - do let me know what you think and please check back as I'll be adding more!

Notes on Travel

Travel Photography Image Bank

Greece Zines

 


 

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.

 

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Photography for the Leathersellers' Company: Leathersellers' Federation of Schools Social Mobility https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/11/photography-for-the-leathersellers-company-Social-Mobility-project Earlier this year I was commissioned by the Leathersellers' Company to photograph an important project they are funding at the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools, for a feature in their annual review.
 

Photograph of the The Leathersellers' Review publication photographed on a dark grey background.The Leathersellers' ReviewThe Leathersellers' Review.

 

The Leathersellers’ Foundation provides a wide range of funding to UK registered Charities, Educational Institutions and University Students. In 2021-22 they awarded £3,339,511 in charitable and educational grants and they expect to spend a similar amount on deserving causes in 2022-23. While I was photographing it was wonderful to meet the people involved, see the impact their funding has on the organisations they support and inspiring to see the work that is being carried out by those charities and educational institutions.
 

I spent time at the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools for a feature on the groundbreaking work their social mobility project is carrying out, offering "...intensive one-to-one mentoring and support to a group of 12 students from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack motivation or have high levels of disengagement. In addition it will provide laptops, free wi-fi, residential trips, careers opportunities, extra-curricular activities and extra tuition." - Paula Ledger, Executive Headteacher at Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools.

I encourage you to read the full feature in the Leathersellers' Review, which you can read online here, to find out more. It was clear from even the short amount of time that I spent with them that this was something truly special, with deep care at the core. “This role allows me to use all my experience and creativity to inspire young people to achieve their goals. Seeing them light up is everything. I want to help students to work through their fears and celebrate their successes, so they understand that learning can be fun.” - Cherisa Kya-Scott, quoted in the Review.

 

I've included some of the images here and you can read the full feature in the Leathersellers' Review.

 

Leathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring Session, part of the scholarship programme. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Leathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring Session, part of the scholarship programme. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Leathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring Session, part of the scholarship programme. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Leathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring Session, part of the scholarship programme. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Leathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring SessionLeathersellers' Federation of Schools Mentoring Session, part of the scholarship programme. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Find out more about the Leathersellers' Company and read the full feature in the Leathersellers' Review.

 


 

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 creative organisations as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography.

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions corporate photography documentary photography editorial photography portrait photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/11/photography-for-the-leathersellers-company-Social-Mobility-project Thu, 24 Nov 2022 08:30:00 GMT
Photography for Historic Royal Palaces - Historic Royal Palaces School Programme https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/11/photography-for-historic-royal-palaces-historic-royal-palaces-school-programme In the summer I was commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces to document some of the school sessions that run from their sites at The Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace.

 

School Session at Hampton Court Palace, showing an actor in role pointing upwards, and children's hands raised in front, with a brick wall and bannister behind.School Session at Hampton Court PalaceSchool Session at Hampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

 

It was fantastic to follow the sessions and capture the enthusiasm of the performers and the joy of the pupils as they were transported back in time to learn about what life would have been like at these incredible sites. It's amazing to see how well put together each session is, covering a lot of information whilst keeping everyone enthralled and as always I learnt loads too!

 

Fire! Fire! Schools Session, the Tower of London showing an actor in role presenting to pupils at the Tower of London.Fire! Fire! Schools Session, the Tower of LondonFire! Fire! Schools Session, the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

School Session at Kensington Palace, showing an actor in role in a top hat standing on a staircase, looking down.School Session at Kensington PalaceSchool Session at Kensington Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

 

School Session at Kensington Palace, showing an actor in role in a top hat mid-presentation, with patterned wallpaper behind and a portrait of young Queen Victoria and a clock on a mantelpiece to the leftSchool Session at Kensington PalaceSchool Session at Kensington Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

School Session at Hampton Court Palace showing an actor in role in costume, with a cart visible in the background behind.School Session at Hampton Court PalaceSchool Session at Hampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

School Session at Hampton Court Palace, showing children looking at a map of the palace, with the actor in role out of focus in the foreground.School Session at Hampton Court PalaceSchool Session at Hampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

School Session at Hampton Court Palace, showing children smiling looking towards an actor in role who is visible out of focus in the foreground.School Session at Hampton Court PalaceSchool Session at Hampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

School Session at Hampton Court Palace showing an actor in role in costume presenting to pupils, who can be seen out of focus in the foreground.School Session at Hampton Court PalaceSchool Session at Hampton Court Palace. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

 

I also visited an outreach session at a school to capture an amazing play 'Fire' about the life of Sophia Duleep Singh, a suffragette and campaigner for women's rights who we should all know more about, performed by Scary Little Girls

 

 

Historic Royal Palaces School Outreach Show showing three actors performing, with the central actor bound in white fabric held by the other two, holding a sign saying 'No taxation without representation'. Pupils sit in rows in front, seen from behind.Historic Royal Palaces School Outreach ShowHistoric Royal Palaces School Outreach Show with Scary Little Girls. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Historic Royal Palaces School Outreach Show, showing two actors, one holding a sign saying 'Votes for Women', and the back of two pupil's heads visible out of focus in the foreground.Historic Royal Palaces School Outreach ShowHistoric Royal Palaces School Outreach Show with Scary Little Girls. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Historic Royal Palaces School Outreach Show showing three actors performing, the central character wearing a nurse's hat, the character to the right with a bandaged head. Pupils sit in rows in front, seen from behind.Historic Royal Palaces School Outreach ShowHistoric Royal Palaces School Outreach Show with Scary Little Girls. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Historic Royal Palaces School Outreach Show, showing a character performing in an old fashioned pilot's hat and goggles, with the backs of pupil's heads visible in the foreground.Historic Royal Palaces School Outreach ShowHistoric Royal Palaces School Outreach Show with Scary Little Girls. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

 

It was so wonderful to capture these fantastic sessions and to work with the incredible team who make it all happen!

Find out more about the Historic Royal Palaces School Programme: https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/schools/school-sessions/#gs.fausws

 

All images © Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces
 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions documentary photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/11/photography-for-historic-royal-palaces-historic-royal-palaces-school-programme Thu, 03 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT
Photography for Firstsite - Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/10/photography-for-firstsite-mehdi-jalalaghdamian-art-in-exile In September I had the privilege of photographing the opening event for Firstsite's special year-long exhibition by Iranian rug maker, Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile.

 

Opening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester, showing a person in a patterned headscarf and top in front of a handmade rug depicting experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, hanging on a burgundy wall.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

"Currently seeking asylum in the UK, Mehdi draws attention to the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide through the traditional craft of Persian rug making. 

Art in Exile features three rugs made by Mehdi during his time as a refugee in Stockholm, Sweden.

The pain-staking method of making each piece is a metaphor for Mehdi’s journey to establish a new life far from his home in the city of Tabriz, one of the centres of the hand-made carpet industry in Iran." - Firstsite

 

It is an extremely powerful and moving exhibition, sharing a vital message about global migration through incredible craftsmanship. I highly recommend visiting if you are able.

 

Below are some photographs from the wonderful opening event, but visit Firstsite's website to find out more about the exhibition.


Photograph of the welcome area at Firstsite, with Michael Landy's 'Essex Man' installation standing above people gathered below, chatting, with artwork visible on the back wall and Julian Opie's blue car sculpture to the right of the frame.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of people in the Firstsite welcome area, taking food and drinks from a table at the bottom of the frame.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Detail of a plate of pastry treats on a round plate, with another plate half full of food visible in the background, with a patterned tablecloth.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of two people reading exhibition text on a green wall. The title in yellow at the top says 'Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile' and there is a map of Iran to the bottom right.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Opening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester, showing 6 people in front of a handmade rug depicting the Queen of Sweden, hanging on a burgundy wall.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian speaking with attendees of the opening event. His artwork is visible to the left of the frame, with a person looking at it.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of two people looking at a framed artwork to the left of the frame.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian speaking to attendees of the opening of 'Art in Exile' in the Mosaic Gallery at Firstsite, with green walls.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian and his translator speaking to attendees of the opening of 'Art in Exile' in the Mosaic Gallery at Firstsite, with green walls.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of performers at the 'Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile' opening event  at Firstsite, in the café.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of performers at the 'Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile' opening event  at Firstsite, in the café. A performer to the right of the frame holds a sign saying 'KHOSH NA BA SHAD'.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of people sitting and talking at brightly coloured table and chairs in Firstsite's café.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Opening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester, showing four people in front of a handmade rug depicting experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, hanging on a burgundy wall.Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at FirstsiteOpening night of Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Mehdi Jalalaghdamian: Art In Exile is open until Sunday 6 September 2023 at Firstsite.

Firstsite

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

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: [email protected]

Opening times: Exhibitions, cafe and shop open daily 10am - 5pm.
Cinema screenings & scheduled events continue into the evenings.
 

 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions event photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/10/photography-for-firstsite-mehdi-jalalaghdamian-art-in-exile Thu, 27 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT
Photography for Gunnersbury Park Museum - School Sessions https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/10/photography-for-gunnersbury-park-museum-school-sessions In the summer I was commissioned by Gunnersbury Park Museum to document some of their schools sessions. I've worked with Gunnersbury for a number of years, helping to build up a library of images they could use in their promotion, 'What's On' guides and website, and it was lovely to be back. It's a wonderful museum with beautiful grounds and a fantastic team to work with!

 

On this occasion I was documenting the Below Stairs workshop for Key Stage 2 children where the Victorian Housekeeper gives them and the Kitchen Maid lots of servant tasks to do, the Numeracy in Nature workshop for Key Stage 1 children where they meet a historical mathematician Ada Lovelace and the Toys and Games workshop for Key Stage 1 children where children get to play with toys from the past. They were all so wonderful to experience, the learning team make it a truly immersive experience and I learnt a lot myself as well as taking care not to get in trouble Below Stairs! To find out more see their website at Schools | Gunnersbury (visitgunnersbury.org).


Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing actors in role in costumes to the left, one holding a wooden basket, and a row of children behind a table out of focus to the right of the frame.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing an actor in role in costume holding carbolic soap in front of a large fireplace, with the backs of school children's heads visible in the foreground.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing actors in role in costume to the left of the frame, and school children in waistcoats cleaning silver in a row in a Victorian kitchen. One child is holding a plate up for inspection.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing an actor in role in costume in a doorway to the left, children in costume holding a rug which another child is beating with a carpet beater, and the backs of other children's heads can be seen in the foreground.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing actors in role standing in a Victorian kitchen, speaking to children wearing bonnets, the backs of whose heads can be seen at the bottom of the frame.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing an actor in role in costume in a Victorian kitchen, pouring rice from a glass jar into a weighing scale.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Ada Lovelace School Session, showing an actor in role as Ada Lovelace holding a lace fan, with the Gunnersbury Park Museum visible behind, and the backs of schoolchildren's heads out of focus in the foreground.Ada Lovelace School SessionAda Lovelace School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Ada Lovelace School Session, showing an actor in role as Ada Lovelace speaking, with schoolchildren in luminous jackets out of focus in the background.Ada Lovelace School SessionAda Lovelace School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Ada Lovelace School Session, showing schoolchildren sitting on the floor outside, investigating objects from a wooden box.Ada Lovelace School SessionAda Lovelace School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Ada Lovelace School Session, showing a child holding a mirror against a pine cone, taken over their shoulder.Ada Lovelace School SessionAda Lovelace School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing children sitting around the edge of a room, with the session leader in the centre holding up both palms. Behind is a table of toys from the past.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing children around a table, playing with toys from the past.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing the session leader and children around a table, looking at a Zoetrope and flick books.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing children sitting on the floor, with the session leader behind a very low table, laughing as they are about to play with a toy from the past. Other toys are visible on the table at the back of the frame.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing children at a table playing with flick books.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Find out more about Gunnersbury Park Museum's School Session on their website at Schools | Gunnersbury (visitgunnersbury.org)

Find out about more general visitor information on their website www.visitgunnersbury.org

 

 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions documentary photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/10/photography-for-gunnersbury-park-museum-school-sessions Thu, 20 Oct 2022 07:15:00 GMT
YEARBOOK 2022 - Shutter Hub's Annual Directory of Photographers https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/10/yearbook-2022-shutter-hubs-annual-directory-of-photographers One of the most exciting projects I helped devise in my role as Projects Director at Shutter Hub was YEARBOOK. Initially established as a way to help promote photographers during the pandemic, it became an annual directory of photographers, open to everyone no matter what stage they are at in their career, comprising:

I am really proud to have managed this project, seen all the exciting work from photographers across the globe, helped make the selections for the exhibition and publication and to have created the YEARBOOK publication itself.

 

I've included a few images I took of the publication below, but you can find out more and order your own copy directly from Shutter Hub on their website.

 

Photograph of hands holding a book against a dark grey fabric background. The front cover is shown, with text reading 'YEARBOOK 2022, SHUTTER HUB' and an out of focus photograph of images from the 2021 YEARBOOK online exhibition on a monitor in the background.YEARBOOK 2022 by Shutter HubYEARBOOK 2022 printed publication by Shutter Hub. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of hands holding a book against a dark grey fabric background. A double page spread is shown, on the left page text says 'KATHRYN POLLEY' and there is a photograph below of two dried out pomegranates sitting on top of an orange and white striped paper bag. On the right page text says 'DAVID PRIDDIS' and there is a photograph below of a star filled night sky with the milkyway running diagonally across and ending at a rock stack in the sea.YEARBOOK 2022 by Shutter HubYEARBOOK 2022 printed publication by Shutter Hub. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of hands holding a book against a dark grey fabric background. A double page spread is shown, on the left page text says 'CHRISTIE GOLDSTEIN' at the top and there is a black and white photograph below of an elephant balancing on her trunk and front feet doing yoga. On the right page text says 'ALBERTO GONZALEZ' and there is a black and white photograph below of a bubble and a droplet.YEARBOOK 2022 by Shutter HubYEARBOOK 2022 printed publication by Shutter Hub. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of hands holding a book against a dark grey fabric background. A double page spread is shown, on the left page text says 'KEN BUSLAY' at the top and there is a photograph below of Pollen on water forming intertwining structures. On the right page text says 'MATTEO CAPONE' with a photograph below of self-portrait in a room during the second Italian lockdown.YEARBOOK 2022 by Shutter HubYEARBOOK 2022 printed publication by Shutter Hub. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Photograph of hands holding a book against a dark grey fabric background. A double page spread is shown, on the left page text says 'KRYSTAL BONEY' at the top and there is a photograph below of a woman in a red kimono hugging a blonde curly wig against an orange background. On the right page text says 'EMMA BOYNS' with a photograph below of a plate of crumpets resting on a striped tea towel with melting butter on top, on a table by a window. A jar of marmalade and juice on the left and a halved apricot and square of butter on the right. Harsh sunlight creates strong shadows.YEARBOOK 2022 by Shutter HubYEARBOOK 2022 printed publication by Shutter Hub. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Find out more about YEARBOOK 2022 on the Shutter Hub website.

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including documentary/reportage photography, exhibition installation images, architectural, interior and object 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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions Shutter Hub https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/10/yearbook-2022-shutter-hubs-annual-directory-of-photographers Thu, 13 Oct 2022 06:30:00 GMT
Photography for Historic Royal Palaces - Superbloom at The Tower of London https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/10/photography-for-historic-royal-palaces---superbloom-at-the-tower-of-london To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, Historic Royal Palaces created Superbloom, a stunning display of flower blooms in the moat at The Tower of London. Over 20 million seeds from carefully designed seed mixes were sown in the spring, to bloom into a dramatic display of colours and patterns that visitors could wander through along a weaving path. At the same time, schools across the nation planted the same seed mix in their own gardens, so communities could enjoy creating and experiencing new biodiverse habitats to attract wildlife and be in harmony with The Tower. I wrote before about photographing a day of workshops with teachers whose schools will be taking part in the project, and it was such a joy to be commissioned to photograph some of the celebration days where the schools came from across the UK to visit Superbloom.

 

Photograph of the Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing colourful flowers in front of the Tower of London (which is to the left of the frame), with school children and a Beefeater to the right of the frame, looking at the flowers, and crowds of people and shiny skyscrapers in the background.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

 

There was such excitement as for many of the children this was their first ever school trip, due to the pandemic, and their first visits to London. They had a surprise performance of a song written and performed specially for them, were presented with plaques to display in their gardens, goody bags full of exciting souvenirs and explored Superbloom and the Tower grounds thanks to Historic Royal Palaces.

 

I've shared a few images below and encourage you to visit the Superbloom website find out more about Superbloom and their plans to continue the legacy - it's fantastic to hear that the blooms will continue in years to come!

 

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing a man performing on a small stage in front of schoolchildren sitting on the wooden floor, in a large room with wooden beams and pillars.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing children looking into paper goody bags and looking impressed with the gifts inside.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing two children coming down a metal slide in the centre of the image, with city buildings in the background, plants and flowers in the foreground and some people waiting at the bottom taking photographs.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing three schoolchildren smiling and screaming riding down a metal slide in hessian sacks, with flowers either side.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing schoolchildren looking at flowers in the moat, with the Tower of London to the left of the frame.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing school children listening to an actor in role as Sir Walter Raleigh to the right of the frame.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing schoolchildren walking along the path with plants either side, city buildings in the background and a piece of willow installation visible to the left of the frame.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing children walking through densely planted plants and flowers.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing schoolchildren and teachers walking away from the camera through flowers, with Tower Bridge visible in the background and the walls of the Tower of London to the right.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing a schoolchild with an orange hat sitting in front of flowers, reading a leaflet about the orange flowers shown.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing children using wheelchairs with adults amongst densely planted flowers, looking up at the plants.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing a close up of schoolchildren looking and pointing at flowers, which are out of focus to the left of the image.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing schoolchildren in orange hats walking along a path through wildflowers, with the walls of the Tower of London to the left and city buildings and trees in the background.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing a closeup of schoolchildren looking at flowers, which are out of focus in the foreground.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London, showing schoolchildren to the right looking at flowers in the moat to the left of the image.Superbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of LondonSuperbloom Schools Celebration Day at the Tower of London. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.

 

It was so wonderful to capture a small part of such a fantastic project and see the deep impact it has made on so many. Huge congratulations to the incredible team for coordinating it all, and making it a truly special experience that will be remembered forever!


Find out more about the Superbloom Schools Project: https://www.hrp.org.uk/schools/school-superbloom-project-2022/#gs.e32074

 

All images © Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces
 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions documentary photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/10/photography-for-historic-royal-palaces---superbloom-at-the-tower-of-london Thu, 06 Oct 2022 07:15:00 GMT
TRIVIAL MATTER https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/8/trivial-matter Making time for personal projects is always tricky - when things are busy it's hard to find the time, and sometimes there's just a bit of an ebb and flow in creativity. So instead of working on a specific project for a set period my approach more recently has been to have several things just bubbling away in the background that I can dip in and out of. 

 

Photograph of TRIVIAL MATTER 01, a photo zine, on a dark grey fabric background, held by hands. Shown is the front cover with a photograph of steam on a dark background.

 

There are my collections that went into the Amass Zines - empty noticeboards, things in gutters and handprints on walls. I still take the photos when I see them and put them into a gallery, but I'd already done that and didn't feel the world needed more dedicated zines for them right now. Then there are the things I've been calling 'distractions' - an interesting bit of light, a random rubber head on a pathway, some steam I spent 10 happy minutes trying to catch with my camera when I was supposed to be catching up on some admin. Plus the monthly personal diary type zines I've fallen woefully behind on. I love making zines!

 

On a walk around the block I started to think about what these things have in common and what the best thing to do with them might be. The styles of photography might be different but essentially they are all things that grab my attention, that I value, so I felt that was enough to loosely tie them together. I decided I'd like to make a zine of these things, so that idea took hold and things grew around it. The zine would be a series but I might not commit to a set frequency, and in between it would be good to have a space to put images I collect along the way, a sort of blog just for that.

 

On another walk around the block I tried to think of a title. I'm not very good at titles, but 'Trivial Matters' popped into my head and I liked it - many of the things in these images are probably considered trivial, so they might be 'trivial matters', they are mostly fleeting observations, but they matter to me. I dropped the 's' just because it seemed somehow neater that way.

 

I thought I'd give a tagline a go too, and came up with 'WELCOME DISTRACTIONS'. I can't remember how that came about but would bet it was on a walk. All my best thinking is done on walks.

 

acro photograph of a piece of graph paper with the following handwritten in pencil "trivial matters (s crossed out), of very little importance or value; insignificant, commonplace; ordinary not serious.

 

I started playing around with ideas for the zine and I built a basic Wordpress site - it's been ages since I set up my own site from scratch (well, using a template for the design but most other things from scratch!) I quite enjoyed it. I played around with images on bits of paper for the zine - I wanted it to fit in a C6 envelope, I wanted the cover image to wrap around so you could lie it flat and have that as an image if you wanted, somehow I wanted to make use of my Grandad's letterpress and I wanted there to be some sort of 'interactive' element.

 

Photograph of folded pieces of paper used as mockups for the TRIVIAL MATTER zine. A small ripped mock with handwriting says 'welcome distractions' to the left, in the centre a plain piece of paper has 'TRIVIAL MATTER' embossed and to the right pieces have a photograph of steam just visible, with 'trivial/matter' underneath in black text.

 

I finally got Adobe InDesign (this is an affiliate link - if you click it and decide to buy something I may receive a small cut of the payment, but it won't cost you more) and once I got the basic hang of it it made design and sending things to print so much easier! I went through Grandad's sets of letters and spelt out TRIVIAL MATTER in the biggest, simplest font he had (he mostly did business cards) 18pt Univers bold capitals was therefore the project font. 

 

Photograph of a wooden container with small sections holding metal letters for a letterpress. Handwritten in black on the edge is '18 Pt UNIVERS BOLD CAPITALS', fading out to the right. Macro photograph of letters spelling out TRIVIAL MATTER in a metal 'chase', with wooden 'furniture' behind.

 

After a few mockups on my own printer at home I finalised the design and sent it off to Mixam where they created the final zine, along with some flyers for the 'interactive' elements that go into the zines. Interactive is probably a bit too grand of a name for them - they're just a little thing but I wanted there to be something you discover in person and hope to experiment more with what can be done in zines in the future!

 

Photograph showing a detail of TRIVIAL MATTER 01, a photo zine, on a dark grey fabric background. 'TRIVIAL MATTER' is embossed with letter press. Photograph of TRIVIAL MATTER 01, a photo zine, held by hands on a dark grey fabric background. It is open on pages showing 4 stages of a hazelnut chocolate being eaten to the left and text to the right saying 'WELCOME DISTRACTIONS, TRIVIAL MATTER'. Photograph of TRIVIAL MATTER 01, a photo zine, on a dark grey fabric background. It is open on pages showing a grid of 8 images of empty noticeboards in street locations. Photograph of TRIVIAL MATTER 01, a photo zine, on a dark grey fabric background. It is open on pages showing to the left a photograph of a pink stand hair dryer with a window behind with condensation on it, pink leaves outside and pink wall below, to the right is a photograph of a blue sky with pink clouds. Screenshot of the TRIVIAL MATTER homepage, with 'TRIVIAL MATTER, WELCOME DISTRATIONS, SHOP, ABOUT' to the left and images of stars in a night sky, a blue bin with a sandy cobweb, a piece of paper with a drawing of the Gherkin on a pavement, a battered kettle on a wall with foliage behind, a white sliced loaf of bread on a wall with plants behind and a grape vine with a gutter and blue sky above.

 

So that's it really! A website for all my observations to exist in, a zine with a selection of them arranged in a way that pleases me and hopefully more creative things to come!

 

You can explore the TRIVIAL MATTER website here and you can buy TRIVIAL MATTER 01 on the website if you're in the UK or on Etsy if you are outside the UK (mutters about the stupid B-word under breath).

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including documentary/reportage photography, exhibition installation images, architectural, interior and object 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, but it can be if you like.

 

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Photography for Firstsite - The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/6/photography-for-firstsite-keep-being-amazing In May I was really pleased commissioned to photograph the opening of Firstsite's latest exhibition, The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion. It was a fantastic evening and I highly recommend visiting the exhibition, which is open until 11 September 2022. I've already been twice and hope to visit again!

 

Photograph of 3 panels forming a light box artwork with 3 people silhouetted in front, at The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

"Explore narratives around Empire, enslavement, conflict and luxury consumerism connected to the story of India’s historical trade in textiles, and the relevance of these issues in our world today, in this colourful and thought-provoking exhibition, from internationally acclaimed artists, The Singh Twins." - Firstsite

 

It is incredible to see the research, inspiration and initial sketches that go into the final stunning, intricate light box artworks and satirical paintings.

 

“If you care about the environment and you care about human rights, then you should really care about what you put in your shopping basket too, and that’s partly what the message of Slaves of Fashion is about. But it’s equally about redressing neglected and hidden histories, showing how we are all connected through a shared colonial heritage and how our understanding of global narratives around Empire can help us to view ourselves and the world around us in a new light.” – The Singh Twins, 2022.
 

I've shared a few images below but visit Firstsite's website to find out more about The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion

 

Photograph showing the backs of two people looking at artworks in a case, at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. They are in front of a red wall hung with artwork and text reading 'Coromandel: Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice' to the left and 'Indigo: The Colour of India' to the right. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Photograph of 4 people at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. The people in the centre are smiling and looking upwards. Behind them are artworks on a dark blue wall. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
People watch a video on a screen on the wall at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite, to right people look at artworks on a red wall. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of a visitor to The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite looks at an interactive screen on a plinth in the centre of the image. To the right are out of focus people and to the left one of the light box artworks is reflected in the glass of a door. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artwork © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of The Singh Twins speaking into a microphone at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. Behind them a crowd of people gathers to listen and on the red wall above them is written 'The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion'.
The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
People in discussion at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. Behind and to the right is a light box artwork and text on the dark blue wall reads "The Indies, so long superior to Europe - the Indies, which inundated the West with her product and exhausted the riches of Europe - the Indies are conquered in their turn... So great is the power of the progress of machinery." The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of people (to the left) looking at artworks on a red wall (to the right) and in a display case (in the centre) at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of two people in conversation at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite, part of a light box artwork is visible to the right. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of two people looking at artwork in a display case, with artworks visible on the white wall to the left and a red wall behind, at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of three people in discussion, looking at a light box artwork, which is to the left of the frame, at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite.
The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of The Singh Twins standing in front of 3 panels comprising one of their light box artworks at the opening of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
Photograph of 3 panels forming a light box artwork with people silhouetted in front, at The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion at Firstsite. The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion opening at Firstsite, Colchester. Artworks © The Singh Twins, photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
 

It is a magnificent exhibition with incredible artistry that truly makes us consider the human and environmental cost of luxury goods.

 

The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion is open until Sunday 11 September 2022

Firstsite

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

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: [email protected]
 

 


 

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

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 for The English Garden magazine https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/6/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2022-for-the-english-garden-magazine It was wonderful to be back with The English Garden magazine again to photograph the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. I've been photographing Chelsea for The English garden for a few years now and it was great to be asked back again.

As always the gardens were stunning but I particularly liked all the more 'natural' planting - there seemed to be more things I might actually be in with a chance of achieving in my own garden, which I really enjoyed.

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 website for all the details and plenty of other garden inspiration.

 

Photograph of the William Morris garden at Chelsea, with an intricate structure in the centre surrounded by lush trees and flowers

Photograph of the William Morris garden at Chelsea, with a water feature with intricate William Morris style design in the centre surrounded by lush trees and flowers

The Morris & Co. Garden by Ruth Willmott

 

The Rewilding Britain Garden at Chelsea, with a wooden shed top centre, a wood plank pathway leading to it and lush plants around

The Rewilding Britain Garden at Chelsea, a detail showing a dry stone wall to the left with a pink/purple colour to it, pink foxgloves and other plants to the right.

The Rewilding Britain Garden by Urquhart & Hunt

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The RNLI Garden by Chris Beardshaw

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Perennial Garden ‘With Love’ by Richard Miers

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The MEDITE SMARTPLY Building the Future Garden by Sarah Eberle

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Meta Garden: Growing the Future by Joe Perkins

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

Hands Off Mangrove by Grow2Know by Tayshan Hayden-Smith and Danny Clarke

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Boodles Travel Garden by Thomas Hoblyn

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Stitchers’ Garden by Frederic White

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

Out of the Shadows Garden by Kate Gould

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

Connected, by EXANTE by Taina Suonio

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Body Shop Garden by Jennifer Hirsch

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Plantsman's Ice Garden by John Warland

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Planted House

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

Planet Studio

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Viking Potting Balcony Garden by William Murray

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

The Viking Potting Balcony Garden by William Murray
 

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

 


 

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

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) architectural photography commissions editorial photography garden photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/6/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2022-for-the-english-garden-magazine Wed, 01 Jun 2022 09:00:00 GMT
Photography for The Goldsmiths' Company - Callum Partridge https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/5/photography-for-the-goldsmiths-company---callum-partridge In March I was really pleased to be commissioned by The Goldsmiths' Company to photograph metalsmith Callum Partridge at work in his studio in Stroud for their long form stories platform, Goldsmiths' Stories. You can read the full feature, Callum Partridge: “Honest. Playful. Serious” by Jonathan Foyle on the Goldsmiths' Stories site here - it's a fascinating feature and a wonderful insight into the evolution of Callum's work. 

 

Photograph of metalsmith Callum Partridge standing at the entrance to his studio, with his arms crossed, holding one of his spoons. Above him is a shelf with framed drawings and paintings and a bike, work bench and tools can be seen in the background behind him.

 

Callum's studio is filled with intriguing objects, intricate sketches and stunning pieces of his work and it was a privilege to document his process and find out more about his process. I'm really interested in workspaces and the relationship between people and objects/places so I was in my element photographing all the fascinating details! I've shared a few of my favourite images from the day here and I encourage you to read Jonathan Foyle's piece to find out more.

 

Photograph of metalsmith Callum Partridge's studio, with houseplants and a taxidermy fox top left, a lamp shining on blue-framed drawings below and pieces of his work below that. In the centre is a work bench with sketchpads, various tools and a vice, tools such as hammers and files on racks on the wall, and shelves with a sound system, boxes and files above, and a clock reading 4:30, and sketches on paper taped with yellow tape on the wall to the right. Photograph of Callum Partridge's hands holding a small sketchbook showing a pencil drawing. Photograph of pieces of Callum Partridge's work in front of a shelf of books, titles 'Maluda', 'Goya', 'Chagall' and 'The Hamlin Encyclopaedia of Plants' are visible. Photograph of metalsmith Callum Partridge in his studio, hammering at a vice. He is wearing a dark blue beret, navy jumper and blue jeans. Around him are tools, pieces of work and objects around the workshop. Photograph of Callum Partridge sitting at his workbench, looking at the camera, wearing a dark blue beret, glasses and a navy jumper. He is drawing in a sketchbook and being him tools are visible in a rack on the wall. Photograph of Callum Partridge's workbench, with tools and a metal tin containing a rubber, compass with blue pencil, another pencil and pen, resting on a bench peg. Photograph of Callum Partridge heating metal in his studio. He is wearing a dark blue beret, glasses and navy jumper and tools and objects can be seen around him in the background. Photograph of pieces of Callum Partridge's work on a shelf in his studio. Below is a white plastic clock showing the time as 2:21. Photograph of metalsmith Callum Partridge sitting on his workbench, hammering a metal object against a vice. An angle poise light shines on the hand holding the piece and tools and objects can be seen in the background in his studio. Photograph of a work-in-progress piece by metalsmith Callum Partridge, sitting on a leather sandbag cushion, with a hammer next to it. Also on the bench is a green towel, a vice and tools can be seen in the background, with an angle poise lamp lighting the scene. Photograph of metalsmith Callum Partridge standing in his studio, holding one of his spoons. Behind him is a bookshelf holding books and assorted objects, to the right are pieces of his work, with blue-framed drawings on the wall behind, lit by a lamp, and houseplants above.

 

Read the feature, Callum Partridge: “Honest. Playful. Serious” by Jonathan Foyle 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.

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions documentary photography editorial photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/5/photography-for-the-goldsmiths-company---callum-partridge Tue, 17 May 2022 07:15:00 GMT
Exhibition: Your Body Belongs to You, Shutter Hub https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/4/exhibition-your-body-belongs-to-you-shutter-hub Shutter Hub's latest exhibition, YOUR BODY BELONGS TO YOU, opened this week and runs for six months from 18 April – 18 September 2022.

 

Macro selective focus photograph of a single dyed red hair appearing to come out of dark blue/grey fabric.

 

Showcasing almost 100 photographers, and over 200 images, YOUR BODY BELONGS TO YOU brings together women and non-binary photographers from around the world in a selected exhibition and promotes the future of photography through diverse and creative imagery.

The outdoor exhibition site is in the centre of St Gilles Croix de Vie, an area that attracts thousands of visitors day and night throughout the seasons. As part of the Shutter Hub team I'm lucky to have been able to go to some of our previous exhibitions there and it's a very special place! 

 

I'm really pleased to be included in the exhibition myself, too. I entered some images I took thinking about identity and proof of my own existence, so those are the images I thought I'd share today. 

 

There's going to be an online symposium with talks from some of the exhibiting photographers in May, so if you'd like to find out more about that and register to attend you can do so here.

Selective focus photograph of dark grey fabric with white hairs lined up, some appear blue and pink as they have been dyed. Only a line across the lower portion of the image is in focus, the rest blurs out.

 

YOUR BODY BELONGS TO YOU

Les Alizes (outside)
Boulevard de l’Égalité
Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
France

18 April – 18 September 2022

Exhibition open 24/7

Exhibition curated by: Karen Harvey and Marisol Mendez
Exhibition designed by: Tim Jukes

 


 

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 Projects Director 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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Photography for Firstsite - Keep Being Amazing https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/2/photography-for-firstsite-keep-being-amazing This year began with a bright, lively, brilliant day photographing the opening event for Firstsite's latest exhibition, Keep Being Amazing. Packed full of wonderful activities, the gallery was absolutely buzzing with creatives of all ages, learning how to draw monsters and zombies, create music from light and try out street dance to name just a few, as well as enjoying the vibrant exhibition itself.
 

Photograph of two adults and a child looking at art on colourful wall at Firstsite's Keep Being Amazing exhibition.

Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester, 2022. Artworks shown © Lynn Chadwick (left), Paula Rego (centre), Morag Myerscough (wall). Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
 

"Channelling the lively vibes of Holiday Fun, the Keep Being Amazing exhibition is a colourful and energetic celebration of the programme, featuring artworks and visitor activities that represent the positive values of Holiday Fun. Artworks displayed within the exhibition include works by Tracey Emin, Paula Rego and Oliver Beer.

Bright and cheerful designs by artist Morag Myerscough have transformed the Living Room gallery into a kaleidoscope of colour, with the gallery space used as a creative making space for you to explore your artistic imagination with a host of free drop-in and pre-bookable activities.

Keep Being Amazing is the last of a three-year series of exhibitions which have been produced as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme."

 

Keep Being Amazing is open until Monday 6 June 2022 at Firstsite, Colchester and I recommend going to experience it if you can!

 

A young adult and a child draw with pens on a large piece of paper on the floor as part of the Troubled Cuffs activity at Keep Being Amazing, Firstsite. Pens and reference images are on the paper too, with a bright yellow, orange and red wall and wooden tables behind them.

Troubled Cuffs activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

A child look at artwork by Celia Pym in a case at the Keep Being Amazing exhibition, with a painting by Paula Redo on the colourful wall behind, artwork by Morag Myerscough and white text behind and to the right and the Berryfield Mosaic just visible under glass to the lower left.

Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester, 2022. Artworks shown © Celia Pym (in case), Lynn Chadwick (behind left), Paula Rego (back centre), Morag Myerscough (walls). Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Adults and children play with keyboards and electronic equipment in the curved area of the gallery, taking part in the CLiP activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester

CLiP activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

An adult teaches a child Street Dance on a black vinyl mat in white studio room at Firstsite as part of the Keep Being Amazing opening event.

Street Dance workshop at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

An adult with a tote bag over their shoulder photographs Laura Such's sculpture (in a case on a plinth) with their mobile phone. Uli Westphal's lightbox artworks are in the background behind.

Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester, 2022. Artworks shown © Uli Westphal, Commissioned by Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (left), Laura Such (in case), Morag Myerscough (wall). Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

An adult and two children draw with markers on a large piece of paper on the floor Troubled Cuffs activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite. Brightly painted walls and TV screen can be seen behind them.

Troubled Cuffs activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Morag Myerscough (wearing pink), speaks to participants in the Powerful Placards workshop at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, who are sitting drawing at a wooden table, which holds paper, scissors and pots of pens.

Powerful Placards workshop with Morag Myerscough at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Two adults and two children point and look at Uli Westpha's lightbox artwork (right), with artwork by Morag Myerscough and a wooden door visible behind. Keep Being Amazing exhibition at Firstsite.

Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester, 2022. Artworks shown © Morag Myerscough (left), Uli Westphal, Commissioned by Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (right). Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

An adult and two children at a table with artist Korp (right), drawing with marker pens at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite. Other visitors are visible in the background, in the curve of the gallery.

Doodle with Korp activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

An adult and a child site in front of a black and white striped background to the left, with a child holding two white flowers whilst sitting on a red beanbag to the left. Light stands and a small red chair are in the centre, with an adult holding a camera taking a photograph whilst sat at a table to the right, in front of artwork on the wall behind that says 'Welcome to England's Most Misunderstood County' (County is obscured)

Our Family Album activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

A child in a blue coat holds cardboard boxes, taking part in the Cardboard Forts activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, with the welcome area visible in the background.

Cardboard Forts activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Adults and children draw patterns within outlines of people on a large piece of paper, on the floor in a colourful room with a table and aprons visible to the back left. A baby holding a maker pen sits in the middle.

Troubled Cuffs activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Two adults and a child play with a keyboard on a table with electronic equipment around, at the Keep Being Amazing event at Firstsite.

CLiP activity at the Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Two adults wearing facemasks look at artwork by Ali Westphal displayed on lightboxes to the right, with artwork by Morag Myerscough behind, at the Keep Being Amazing exhibition at Firstsite.

Keep Being Amazing opening event at Firstsite, Colchester, 2022. Artworks shown © Morag Myerscough (left), Uli Westphal, Commissioned by Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (right). Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.
 

It was wonderful to photograph such a fantastic day filled with so much creative energy! Huge thanks as always to the wonderful team at Firstsite for providing such wonderful opportunities, for commissioning me to capture the day and particularly for all their help on such a busy day to make sure we were able to check that everyone pictured was happy to be photographed!

 

Keep Being Amazing is open until Monday 6 June 2022
 

Firstsite

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

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: [email protected]

Opening times: Exhibitions, cafe and shop open daily 10am - 5pm.
Cinema screenings & scheduled events continue into the evenings.
 

 


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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions event photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/2/photography-for-firstsite-keep-being-amazing Tue, 22 Feb 2022 08:15:00 GMT
A Zine about January 2022 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/2/a-zine-about-january-2022 January is always a funny time of year. Generally a bit quiet, it's when I try to do some of the jobs I should do all the time, but usually come bottom of the list, like updating my website and coming up with plans for contacting potential new clients and collaborators. The website has had a bit of an overhaul, I've spruced up my portfolio pages, updated the Amass Zine section and the first monthly zine of the year is here.

 

Photograph of a homemade photo zine printed on A4 paper, on a dark grey fabric background. The front cover is shown, a photograph of smashed eggs in a gutter at the side of the road with 'January 2022' handwritten below. Photograph of a homemade photo zine printed on A4 paper, on a dark grey fabric background. On the left-hand side is a plate with blood orange, burrata and pistachios photographed from above and on the right-hand side is a photograph of three red and yellow tulips. Photograph of a homemade photo zine printed on A4 paper, on a dark grey fabric background. On the left-hand side is a photograph of hands holding a copy of YEARBOOK 2021 by Shutter Hub and on the right-hand side is an empty noticeboard with a black frame on a pink wall with a column to the right and window frame to the left. Photograph of a homemade photo zine printed on A4 paper, on a dark grey fabric background. Across the spread is a photograph of a pond with brown wintry plants reflected on the surface and birds appearing to stand one the water (I think there was ice just below the surface) Photograph of a homemade photo zine printed on A4 paper, on a dark grey fabric background. On the left-hand side is a photograph of the moon and black sky, on the right-hand side is an installation photograph of postcard-sized photographs displayed one two levels of a building with an art installation suspended from the ceiling and a seating area below. Photograph of a homemade photo zine printed on A4 paper, on a dark grey fabric background. On the left hand side is a photograph of a small piece of cake on a grey plate and on the right-hand side two adults and a child look at a painting on colourful walls in Firstsite gallery. Photograph of a homemade photo zine printed on A4 paper, on a dark grey fabric background. The back cover is shown, an empty white page.

 

It was quite a busy month for things in gutters and empty noticeboards, I ate some really nice things, played with a new old lens, held the latest Shutter Hub YEARBOOK in my hands, tried to make myself walk more (how else will I see the things in the gutters?), looked at a big moon, photographed (and have work in) Shutter Hub's Postcards from Europe and Postcards from Great Britain, and had a lovely, lively day photographing the opening of Firstsite's latest exhibition, Keep Being Amazing. Hmm, maybe not so quiet after all. The zines are definitely a good exercise in reflecting on recent events!
 

Things I enjoyed in January:

Food: I was adventurous despite my usual dislike for fruit in savoury dishes with Burrata with Blood Orange & Spicy Salty Spaghetti, a recent recipe from the Dishes to Delight Sunday email. I highly recommend signing up for it, I've made so made so many tasty things thanks to Bre Graham's weekly suggestions! On the orange theme I also made Marmalade Coffee Cake from Rukmini Iyer's Sweet Roasting Tin, which I received for Christmas, and was a perfect 'square of cake a day' cake. Another new recipe was Scotch Bonnet Coconut & Crispy Tofu Noodles from Mob Kitchen. I coated my tofu in panko breadcrumbs rather than desiccated coconut but the whole thing was really tasty.

Films: We watched a few good films in January - on Netflix: The Invisible Man and Rocks; and in the cinema (!) I really enjoyed Spider-Man: No Way Home. As I didn't write in December I'll also add The Remains of the Day and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which were both on iPlayer but I'm not sure they are now. Portrait of a Lady on Fire in particular was beautiful - worth looking out for.

I promise I haven't just been moving between the kitchen and the TV but will try to recommend a wider range of things next month!


What have you been enjoying? I'm always really pleased to receive suggestions of films/TV/books/magazines/recipes you'd recommend.

 


 

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

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Postcards from Europe: Shutter Hub exhibitions at Art at the ARB https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/1/postcards-from-europe-shutter-hub-exhibitions-at-art-at-the-arb Shutter Hub's Postcards from Europe exhibition opened on 12 January at Art at the ARB at University of Cambridge, and it was wonderful to be able to visit this week to take installation photographs. Alongside Postcards from Europe, a selection of images from Postcards from Great Britain is also on display, marking the 20th and final exhibition in the series of pop-up exhibitions for this project. 

 

Installation photograph of 'Postcards from Europe' exhibition across two floors, showing postcard-sized photographs printed on long strips of newsprint, taped to the wall, with a lighting installation suspended from the ceiling in front, green and blue sofas and a table below and a wooden door to the left.

 

Displayed across 4 floors in this bright, open space (which you may recognise from Everything I Ever Learnt, back in 2019), it's fantastic to see the scale of these two significant projects, which I'm really pleased to have a few images in myself.

Postcards from Great Britain is a large-scale project from Shutter Hub, which invited photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images taken over a four year period between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2020. Exhibitions were held in 20 locations across Europe, showcasing thousands of postcard-sized images and culminating in this final showcase with Art at the ARB at the University of Cambridge. Postcards from Europe is a call and response to that project, conversation and cultural exchange at time of huge change and extreme challenges.
 

I've included a few images below, but to see more and find out more about the current exhibition visit the Shutter Hub website.

 

Installation photograph of 'Postcards from Europe' exhibition showing postcard-sized photographs printed on a long strip of newsprint taped to the wall, with text saying 'POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE, 12 January - 25 February 2022' to the left and images to the right. Installation photograph of 'Postcards from Europe' exhibition, showing postcard-sized photographs printed on long strips of newsprint, taped to a yellow wall, with green sofas from a seating area visible in the distance to the left of the frame. Installation photograph of 'Postcards from Europe' exhibition showing postcard-sized photographs printed on long strips of newsprint, taped to the wall, with lampshades suspended from the ceiling in front, three stools below, a wooden door and 'S3' to the left, green sofas and a white table in the foreground and windows to the right. Installation photograph of 'Postcards from Europe' exhibition, showing postcard-sized photographs printed on long strips of newsprint, taped to a white wall, with concrete pillars between the sections. Installation photograph of 'Postcards from Europe' exhibition showing postcard-sized photographs printed on a long strip of newsprint taped to the wall, with lampshades suspended from the ceiling in front, stools below, a railing in front and a window showing plants outside to the right. Installation photograph of 'Postcards from Europe' exhibition, postcard-sized photographs printed on long strips of newsprint, displayed across different floors of Art at the ARB, with a staircase featured in the middle of the building.

 

POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE
featuring POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN

12 January – 25 February 2022

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

9am – 7pm, Monday to Friday. Closed weekends.

Printed by Newspaper Club

 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions exhibitions installation photography interior photography museum and gallery photography shutter hub https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/1/postcards-from-europe-shutter-hub-exhibitions-at-art-at-the-arb Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:15:00 GMT
Photography for Historic Royal Palaces - Preparing for Superbloom at The Tower of London https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/1/photography-for-historic-royal-palaces-superbloom-at-the-tower-of-london Towards the end of last year I was commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces to photograph a day of workshops with teachers whose schools will be taking part in Superbloom - 'A stunning display of flower blooms at The Tower of London celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen'.

 

In spring, over 20 million seeds will be sown in the moat at The Tower of London from carefully designed seed mixes, and from June to September those seeds will bloom into a dramatic display of colours and patterns, which visitors will be able to wander through along a weaving path to the centre. At the same time, schools across the nation will be planting the same seed mix, so communities can enjoy creating and experiencing new biodiverse habitats to attract wildlife and be in harmony with The Tower.

 

My assignment was to document the early stages of the project, as teachers came together with fantastic team at The Tower and Thrive, the gardening for health charity, to learn about school gardening for wellbeing, share ideas and start to plan how they will approach the project.

It was so lovely hear about this really wonderful project, capture the interest and fun of the day, hear inspiring stories about how gardens have made a huge difference in education and communities, the enthusiasm and generosity of everyone involved and I can't wait to see how it all comes to life this spring!
 

I've shared a few images below and encourage you to visit the Superbloom website find out more about what they have planned and to book tickets to visit!

 

Photograph of teachers walking towards the camera talking, along a path at the Tower of London, with Tower Bridge visible to the left, trees behind and buildings to the right.

Photograph of teachers chatting and smiling at the Tower of London

Photograph of teachers looking into the moat from a bridge at an entrance to the Tower of London

Photograph of teachers chatting and smiling at the Tower of London

Teachers listening to a Beefeater speak at the Tower of London

A teacher leaning to write on a large piece of paper during group activities at a creative training day at the Tower of London

A speaker from Thrive talks to a table of teachers at a creative training day at the Tower of London. The screen behind shows an orange flower and text saying 'The wondrous opportunities of nature'

Two teachers smiling participating in group events at Tower of London Creative Training Day

A teacher writes on a large piece of paper during group activities at a creative training day at the Tower of London, with other teachers at the table and standing behind discussing.

A teacher smiles and leans on a hand, speaking with another teacher out of focus in the foreground, and a Tower of London Creative Training Day

Teachers listening to a Beefeater speak at the Tower of London

A teacher poses with a Beefeater for a photograph, taken by another teacher holding a phone in the foreground


Find out more about Superbloom: www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/whats-on/superbloom-at-the-tower-of-london/

All images © Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces
 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions documentary photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2022/1/photography-for-historic-royal-palaces-superbloom-at-the-tower-of-london Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:15:00 GMT
Photography for Firstsite - Exhibitions, Events & Celebrations at the Art Fund's Museum of the Year https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/12/photography-for-firstsite-exhibitions-events-celebrations-art-funds-museum-of-the-year As someone who loves art and spending times in galleries, I'm really lucky to have Firstsite where I live and even luckier to have them as a client. I've mentioned before that it's one of our favourite places to spend a Saturday, taking in their latest exhibitions and perusing the excellent shop (a brilliant place for presents for all ages!) and it's also a really wonderful place to work, with a truly fantastic team. It still feels odd to say things like this but it feels a very safe place to be, too, in these continuing strange times, as it's so spacious and all precautions are taken to ensure visitors are kept safe, without impeding the visitor experience.
 

This year was particularly special as not only was it the tenth anniversary of Firstsite's opening, but their outstanding programme and exceptional work in the community was recognised by being awarded Museum of the Year by the Art Fund! Over the year it has been wonderful to photograph many of the events, openings and celebrations at Firstsite. I wanted to share a few images with you here and recommend that you pay them a visit if you're able, or explore their online resources if you're too far away. They have just opened 'Life with Art: Benton End and the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing' and 'Simon Carter and Jevan Watkins Jones: Shore Lines', and '@background_bob and his amazing friends – guess who’s back!' continues until 9 January. They also have a new Sculpture Park, which is exciting, and until the end of the year they have a fantastic outdoor skating rink, which was so much fun to photograph last week! Holiday Fun is back for families over Christmas and their Cinema shows some more unusual films, too.

 

Photograph of the exterior of Firstsite gallery in Colchester to the right, The rear of the Minories to the left with bedding plants in front and clear blue sky above.

 

This year the ice rink features a new surface specially designed for, and used by, professional athletes and is at the rear of the gallery for easy access to hot drinks and cake afterwards!


Photograph of the outdoor ice rink at Firstsite at twilight, lit with fairy lights and with a blue sky above with a tiny crescent moon.

Photograph of people ice skating at Firstsite at night, with festoon lights around the rink, an adult in in blue smiling to the left, a child in a pink coat holding a whale-shaped support in the centre and a child on skates to the left, with other skaters behind.

 

2021 was Firstsite's tenth anniversary, and they held a big party in September with a Ferris wheel, plenty of fun activities and delicious food!

 

Photograph of the exterior of Firstsite gallery in Colchester in the centre, a Ferris wheel to the right, The rear of the Minories to the left with bedding plants in front, members of the public walking, sitting and skateboarding.

A young child and an adult take part in a drawing workshop A long line of people queuing on a lawn for a vintage-style Ferris wheel

 

Bloomberg New Contemporaries opened in September, presenting the work of 75 emerging and early career artists from UK art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes.


People stand talking and looking at art at Firstsite, holding drinks at an opening. A sculptural piece is in the lower centre of the image, on the gallery floor.

A person stands next to someone sat at a PC, playing a video game. In the background a painting hangs on a wall that is painted orange. A person wearing a facemask looks at a sculptural piece of art on a shelf to the left of the image. A black and white photograph of a person by a grave framed with leaves hangs to the right. Three people stand looking at a video artwork - the person in the centre is wearing headphones and the person to the right is pointing at signage about the piece. An adult and  young child in an alcove in the gallery. The child has headphones on and is looking at a wall-mounted TV screen.

 

HRH the Duke of Gloucester visited Firstsite in early September and met members of community groups and artists @background_bob and Elsa James.


A photograph of Firstsite Director Sally Shaw, Background Bob and his dad smiling in the centre and HRH Duke of Gloucester to the right holding a book. Artworks from the Background Bob exhibition are on display to the right. Photograph of Sally Shaw, HRH Duke of Gloucester, Elsa James and Marcos Blanes, with a signpost in the centre and a TV screen showing white text on a black background on the gallery wall behind

 

Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex exhibition opened in June, exploring, celebrating and questioning the recent history of Essex and its contemporary portrayal in popular culture. Essex Man (after Collet) and The Essex Way are both still installed, welcoming visitors to the gallery.

 

Photograph of Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex, showing people including Michael Landy to the left, a yellow sign above a doorway saying ' WARNING This archive contains flash cars, big watches and false boobs' and a blue sign through the doorway says 'Essex Man has seen off socialism', to the right an essay is shown with the title 'Michale Landy's Welcome to Essex' Photograph of Michael Landy at work cutting out a large hand drawn map, in the background a sign says 'Welcome to England's Most Misunderstood County' Portrait of Michael Landy in blue standing the Firstsite Welcome area, with 'Essex Man (after Collett) behind him.

 

Art for Life: An exhibition made with key workers opened in May, allowing visitors to discover different perspectives of the pandemic and reflect on their own in this poignant exhibition. 

 

Photograph of four people visiting the Art for Life exhibition, looking at artworks on blue walls. A person in the centre is holding their hands up with fingers outstretched, mimicking the glass fingerprints displayed on the wall above. Two people wearing facemasks look at a painting of a barbershop scene to the right of the image. A rainbow is painted on the wall to the left of the frame.

 

The café had a colourful makeover earlier in the year, too. The coffee is great and I still recommend the chocolate cake!

 

Photograph looking towards the Firstsite café, with a glass screen to the left, the word 'Café' on a green wall above the counter and people sitting in the distance in the centre of the frame, with curved walls to the right. Photograph in the Firstsite café, with green wall to the top left and back, tables with colourful chairs and cut flowers in glass bottles, and framed artworks along the wall to the left.

I highly recommend visiting if you can, or exploring online if you can't!

 

Firstsite

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

Website: firstsite.uk
Telephone: 01206 713 700
Email: [email protected]

Opening times: Exhibitions, cafe and shop open daily 10am - 5pm.
Cinema screenings & scheduled events continue into the evenings.
 

 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) architectural photography commissions interior photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/12/photography-for-firstsite-exhibitions-events-celebrations-art-funds-museum-of-the-year Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:15:00 GMT
Notes on a photograph: 15:28-15:32 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/12/notes-on-a-photograph-15-28-15-32 On Tuesday morning I wrote my newsletter and for some reason began with "The weather has taken a distinct turn for the wintery here in Essex and I'm doing my best not to get too distracted by every interesting puff of steam or bit of frost catching the low golden sunshine as I work through my processing, though those creative breaks often give me a good burst of revitalisation!"

 

On Wednesday I was working away at my desk when the light changed dramatically - everything went bright golden yellow, I looked out of the window and saw the rain coming down. I picked up my camera with a 105mm macro lens and spent 4 minutes trying to capture what was special about that moment. By the fifth minute the sun was gone and all of a sudden it was night.

 

Photograph of rainfall as the sun sets, close up, selective focus and dark so you can just see droplets, bokeh and blur.

 


 


 

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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Photography for Kids in Museums - Takeover Day at the National Archives https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/11/Photography-for-Kids-in-Museums-Takeover-Day-at-the-National-Archives I was really pleased to be back photographing for Kids in Museums to document their annual Takeover Day, this year documenting the children taking over The National Archives in Kew.

 

Takeover Day is when museums, galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites invite young people in to take over jobs normally done by adults.

It was wonderful to see how excited and enthusiastic everyone was (staff very much included!) and I'm always amazed by how many cool things they get to try in a day: looking at insects under microscopes, finding out about suffragettes in original documents, having full creative control over the shop Christmas tree, making videos for social media, designing posters to educate people about making sure they look after the planet and decorating canvas bags they can use instead of disposable plastic bags - incredible!

 

I've shared a few images below - it was such a great day and wonderful to work with such a fantastic teams at Kids in Museums and The National Archives, too!

 

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives

 

To find out more about Kids in Museums checkout their website here: kidsinmuseums.org.uk

and The National Archives here: nationalarchives.gov.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.

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions documentary photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/11/Photography-for-Kids-in-Museums-Takeover-Day-at-the-National-Archives Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Photography for Kids in Museums - Takeover Day at The National Archives https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/11/photography-for-kids-in-museums---takeover-day-at-the-national-archives I was really pleased to be back photographing for Kids in Museums to document their annual Takeover Day, this year documenting the children taking over The National Archives in Kew.

 

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.
 

It was wonderful to see how excited and enthusiastic everyone was (staff very much included!) and I'm always amazed by how many cool things they get to try in a day: looking at insects under microscopes, finding out about suffragettes in original documents, having full creative control over the shop Christmas tree, making videos for social media, designing posters to educate people about making sure they look after the planet and decorating canvas bags they can use instead of disposable plastic bags - amazing!

 

I've shared a few images below - it was such a great day and wonderful to work with such a fantastic teams at Kids in Museums and The National Archives, too!

 

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

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Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

To find out more about Kids in Museums Takeover Day checkout their website here: kidsinmuseums.org.uk/takeoverday/

and The National Archives here: nationalarchives.gov.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.

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions documentary photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/11/photography-for-kids-in-museums---takeover-day-at-the-national-archives Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:15:00 GMT
Photography for Hens - Hen Sweatshirts raising money for the British Hen Welfare Trust https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/10/photography-for-hens---hen-sweatshirts-raising-money-for-the-british-hen-welfare-trust A little while ago, my friend Amy asked if I would be interested in helping with a project she was organising to raise money for the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT). Amy was working with woman-owned small businesses to design, make and sell a series of hen sweatshirts to raise money for BHWT, and I was happy to be able to help in a small way by photographing the lovely sweatshirts being modelled.

 

Photograph of Amy sitting on a chair with a grass fence behind and to the right. She is holding a hen and more hens are pecking by her feet, on a floor covered in straw. Amy is wearing a light green Hen Sweatshirt, with an embroidered hen on the front.

 

Since 2005, the British Hen Welfare Trust has been saving and rehoming commercial laying hens throughout the United Kingdom. Working closely with leaders in the egg industry, the BHWT designed and developed the existing rehoming model, and to date they have rehomed over eight hundred thousand hens. You can find out more about the work they do at: https://www.bhwt.org.uk


Detail of a Hen Sweatshirt showing a golden hen drawing embroidered on a lava grey cotton fabric

Photograph of Amy standing in a garden wearing a Mid Heather Green Hen Sweatshirt, with a hen embroidered to the right of the sweatshirt

Photograph of a man standing in a garden wearing a Lava Grey Hen Sweatshirt, with a hen embroidered to the right of the sweatshirt

 

Organised by Amy of Hamilton's Hens, the sweatshirts feature a cute hen drawn by Cakes with Faces and embroidered by Sister Studio. The cosy organic cotton sweatshirts come in Lava Grey, Mid Heather Green, Heather Grey and Black and are available to order for just £37 including UK postage, and £5 will be donated to BHWT for every sweatshirt sold. To order, please email Amy stating your colour choice and size:

Small 36/38"
Medium 38/40"
Large 41/43"
Extra Large 43/45"
XX-Large 46/47"
XXX-Large 48/50"

They are only available for a very limited time, so make sure you order by 31 October to receive your sweatshirt by 30 November!

Graphic showing images of a hen being held, and hen sweatshirts being modelled by a man standing in a garden and a woman seated surrounded by hens. The headline says 'Love chickens? Look after your hens in style in a hen sweatshirt!', followed by information about the sweatshirts, which is all in the body of this blog post.

Photograph of Amy sitting on a sofa in a conservatory wearing a Mid Heather Green Hen Sweatshirt. Behind her are shelves filled with houseplants and a straw hat hangs on a window to the right.

Photograph of a hen being held by someone wearing a Mid Heather Green Hen Sweatshirt, with a hen embroidered to the right of the sweatshirt

 

Email Amy stating your colour choice and size by 31 October to receive your sweatshirt by 30 November!
 


 

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 museums, galleries, makers and magazines and offer a full range including reportage, portrait and editorial photography. You can keep up with what I'm up to by signing up to my newsletter.
 

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Exhibition: Photographs for the Charles Dickens Museum https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/9/exhibition-photographs-for-the-charles-dickens-museum In the summer I was commissioned to work with the Charles Dickens Museum to create some portraits of participants of a writing workshop they were running in the local community, as part of 'More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City'. The participants worked with members of the Education Team to create 'Tales from the Third Age Project', which they recorded and can be heard by visitors to the museum.

 

Tales from the Third Age Project

 

"To recreate Dickens' passion for stories and storytelling, the Museum joined forces with some of the older members of our local community based at the Third Age Project in Camden. For most members of the group, the last year has been an isolating experience, with many living alone, with little social contact. However, as restrictions were lifted, they were able to meet up again once more, and we joined them along with a storyteller, to learn how to share their life experiences through the art of storytelling. Drawing on some of the universal themes touched on in Oliver Twist, the group spent four weeks together honing and crafting their stories."

 

Tales from the Third Age Project

 

I was really privileged to join them on the day of their final workshop, when they were recording their stories, to take some portraits to accompany their recordings. It was so lovely to spend time with them, hear how much they were enjoying the experience, and to work with the fantastic team from the Museum, too. I'm pleased to share some installation photographs of them on display at the Dickens Museum here today. 

 

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Tales from the Third Age Project

 

It's so lovely to see work printed and displayed like this, particularly as part of such a wonderful project! The exhibition is open until 17 October so if you are nearby do have a look and a listen to the fascinating tales, told by the writers themselves in powerful, compelling recordings. I took the opportunity to visit the museum as a whole as a visitor, and really enjoyed exploring Dickens' house and the special exhibition 'More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City'.

 

Charles Dickens Museum
48 - 49 Doughty Street
London, WC1N 2LX

dickensmuseum.com
 

Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Admission: 

  • Adult: £9.50
  • Concessions (Students, Seniors and Disabled Visitors): £7.50
  • Child 6-16 years: £4.50
  • Children under 6 years: Free

 


 

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions museum and gallery photography portrait photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/9/exhibition-photographs-for-the-charles-dickens-museum Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:15:00 GMT
Photography for Tower Bridge - Family Activities https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/8/photography-for-tower-bridge-family-activities At the beginning of the summer holidays I was commissioned by Tower Bridge to photograph families taking part in activities in the walkway between the two towers. It was a really fun session, with the families making origami boats to add to a flotilla on the glass floor, and generally capturing the joy (and trepidation!) of families enjoying the Glass Floor and the Bridge itself!

 

I love being up high and as well as capturing the fun activities it was great to see the incredible views across London and watch the traffic, people and boats passing below the Glass Floor in the walkway, 42 meters above the Thames! 

 

I'd highly recommend visiting Tower Bridge, there's plenty to see and learn about its history! You can find out more about Tower Bridge and what's on on their website: www.towerbridge.org.uk and if you'd like to take part in their Family Activities in particular you can find more about them here. Family activities are drop-in and included in the price of admission, meaning you can join them at any time between the advertised times on their website. Just make sure to book your visit on one of the days listed.

 

I've shared a few images below - it was a lovely session and fantastic to work with such a wonderful team, too!

 

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

 

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

Family Activites at Tower Bridge

 

Tower Bridge is open 09:30 - 18:00 daily (last entry is 17:00), closed 24 - 26 December. On the third Saturday of the month, between 10:30 and 11:30, entry to Tower Bridge is reserved for Relaxed Opening attendees.
 

Find out more about visiting: www.towerbridge.org.uk/your-visit/visitor-information
 


 

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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Tearsheet: RHS Chelsea Flower Show for The English Garden Magazine https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/8/tearsheet-rhs-chelsea-flower-show-for-the-english-garden-magazine The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is being held in September for the first time this year, and The English Garden magazine has a fantastic guide to what to expect in their current issue, September 2021. If you are going and want to know what to look out for, or if you just want to get a bit of inspiration for your own garden, do pick up a copy. I was also particularly pleased to see it featured an image I took for them of Andrew Duff's show garden for Savills and David Harber at the last Chelsea Flower Show, May 2019, too!

 

 

It's an excellent magazine filled with features on wonderful gardens, practical advice and useful tips on what to do in your garden at the time of each issue, which I find particularly handy as I love looking at and being in beautiful gardens, but I'm not very good at the practical side!

 

There are also lots of articles on The English Garden magazine's blog with lots of updates on Chelsea so do take a look there too, and if you'd like to see more images I have taken for them at past shows you can take a look at my previous blogs - last year I shared some of my favourite images on what would have been the press day for Chelsea 202, and you can also see my blogs for the shows of 2019, 2018 and 2017.

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including editorial photography, 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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions editorial photography garden photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/8/tearsheet-rhs-chelsea-flower-show-for-the-english-garden-magazine Mon, 16 Aug 2021 07:15:00 GMT
Online Exhibition - Fleeting Moments: Temporality and the Still Life, Analog Forever https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/7/online-exhibition---fleeting-moments-temporality-and-the-still-life-analog-forever I'm really pleased that 'My favourite weekday coffee cup', the photograph of the cup I smashed on my way down the stairs that I told you about recently, has been selected to be shown in Analog Forever Magazine's online group exhibition 'Fleeting Moments: Temporality and the Still Life'. 

 

Photograph of a broken blue coffee cup on a saucer on a carpeted stair, taken from above.

 

I really identified with the brief, set by fine art photographer and Analog Forever Magazine writer and curator Niniane Kelley, as it echoed a lot of my thoughts around our relationships with objects. "Though the image is a moment of perfect beauty we know that the flowers will fade, the fruit will rot, the hourglass will run out of sand; what is depicted is not the objects themselves, but the passage of time and our knowledge of its ephemeral nature." - Niniane Kelley

 

I'd photographed this cup as I used it in my everyday life because I acknowledged it, and my daily rituals, had meaning to me, but I'd also been drawn to photograph it when could no longer perform its purpose. It's a very literal depiction but it seemed fitting. You can read more about the photograph itself here.

 

The exhibition is now live, so please do have a good browse through. I have very much enjoyed seeing how everyone interpreted the brief, the creativity and the wide range of techniques that have been used. I'm really pleased to be part of the show, and it's definitely inspired me to keep making these images and to try new things, too.

 

Online Group Exhibition - "Fleeting Moments: Temporality and the Still Life" July 2021, Analog Forever Magazine:
https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/online-exhibitions/temporality-and-the-still-life-july-2021


 


 

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!

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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A Zine about June 2021 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/7/a-zine-about-june-2021 June felt like it went by in a blur. It was a busy month!

On the work side of things I photographed houses in the sweltering sun, I went 8 meters up in a cherry picker to photograph a giant installation, which I later got to see in print, spent a lovely day photographing a wonderful community project and another zipping around London photographing a range of activities. We escaped to the seaside for 99s, had another birthday celebration in the sun, spent time in the garden, time staring out of the window and time noticing things on my walks. 

 

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Things I enjoyed in June:

Food: New recipe of the week continued, just about! Well I say just about, one week I made 3 new recipes and in another I think I'm probably pushing it to say the recipe was strictly 'new', but that's okay! I made a berry pudding purely based on what I had in the freezer and a desire for a hot pudding, a very tasty cod and chorizo stew directly influenced by something I'd seen on Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, and miso risotto sea bass from a Pinch of Nom recipe book because I seemed to be in a fishy mood. Orzo chicken was another good one, which I saw whilst flicking through that cookery book, I made a sort of version of these roasted sweet potato wraps which was an excellent packed lunch and I also made a Christmas cake to be eaten in July, which is a long story.

Music: I realised I haven't mentioned music for a while and that's mainly because I'm terrible at listening to anything new. In June I kept going back to Deftones' Ohms, particularly when working on the computer, and I somehow I think I forgot to add it to the blog when it came out but another 'not new but also kept returning to' album was Enter Shikari's Moratorium (Broadcasts from the Interruption), which took me on a whole journey of feelings as I listened to it. Oh and I'm still obsessed with Post Human: Survival Horror.

Reading: Reading took a stumble again as I carried (slowly) on with what I was reading last month, My Stack Magazine this month was Matto and enjoyed reading about artists whilst lying under a tree.

TV & films: We've been watching Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown for a while now for Sunday morning breakfast viewing but I don't think I've mentioned it here, so now I am - it's so good! Shrill returned with a third series which I loved, we finished Call My Agent and I miss seeing all those gorgeous Parisian cafés. In movies we watched The Fugitive for the first time in years and that was a pleasant way to spend a weary weekend afternoon. 3 Idiots was also really good and not at all what I expected (not that I really knew what to expect) and I loved Cinema Paradiso.

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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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography general update personal projects zines https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/7/a-zine-about-june-2021 Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:15:00 GMT
Another Tearsheet Update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2021/7/another-tearsheet-update As people say, 'I was today years old when...' I learnt that 2 July is the halfway point in the year. I've just never thought about it before, but everyone seems to be remarking on it online today (2 July 2021). 

So it seems appropriate that I've given my tearsheet page a bit of an update this week, at the mid-point of the year.  

 

Screenshot of the tearsheet page on my website, showing Firstsite in the Sunday Times Culture and iNewspaper, Charles Dickens Museum website, Museum and Heritage Advisor website, Goldsmiths' Stories, Contemporary Applied Arts website and Firstsite website.

I work with many arts organisations - museums, galleries and businesses - to create images that they can 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. The shoot days are always filled with lots of variety and creative challenges, and I always come away feeling artistically inspired, too.

My tearsheet page includes a few examples of how these organisations use these images, online or in print, when I find them. Some are for press and promotion, like the images of Michael Landy's Welcome to Essex exhibition at Firstsite, which received a lot of press including the Sunday Times Culture magazine and the i newspaper. Some images are for social media, illustrating newsletters or part of the visual identity of a website, illustrating feature articles like the Goldsmiths' Stories, or to show people what they can expect when the visit, like the Charles Dickens Museum.

 

 

Hopefully there will be plenty more updates to come! It's great to share the work I and my lovely clients are doing and also hopefully provides a bit of inspiration on how you can use photographs for your own promotion, too. 

 


Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex. I offer a range of photographic services including editorial photography, 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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A Zine about May 2021 https://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.

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Photography for Contemporary Applied Arts - Ali Holloway: Commons - the rhythm of a walk https://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 loom

 

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 frame

 

"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."

 

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

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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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Notes on a photograph: A broken cup https://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.

 

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.

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.

 

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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Notes on equipment: Fixing the light leak in my Mamiya RB67 https://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! 

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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.


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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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Photography for The Goldsmiths' Company - Jariet Oloyé https://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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Photography for Contemporary Applied Arts https://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 display

 

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.

 

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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. 

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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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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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Photography for The Charles Dickens Museum https://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.

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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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An Instant Back for a Mamiya RB67 - Lomography Diana Instant Back + https://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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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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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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Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a freelance 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 [email protected].

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) photo kit: cameras photo kit: film step-by-step https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2020/6/an-instant-back-for-a-mamiya-rb67---lomography-diana-instant-back Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:15:00 GMT
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 for The English Garden magazine https://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

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 The Warner’s Distillery Garden, designed by Helen Elks-Smith
 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 The Dubai Majilis Garden by Thomas Hoblyn
 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1387 JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_3227 JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_3229 The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden by Mark Gregory
 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 The Resilience Garden by Sarah Eberle

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 The Wedgwood Garden by Jo Thompson
 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 The Trailfinders Undiscovered Latin America Garden by Jonathan Snow
 

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 RHS Garden Bridgewater by Tom Stuart-Smith
 

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JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2662 Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow by Jilayne Rickards

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JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2818 Kampo no Niwa by Kazuto Kashiwakura and Miki Sato
 

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JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2826 The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden by Taina Suonio

JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2780 The Montessori Centenary Children’s Garden by Jody Lidgard

JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_3069 The Art of Viking garden by Paul Hervey-Brooks


JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2884 Family Monsters Garden by Alistair Bayford

JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_1262 The High Maintenance Garden For Motor Neurone Disease Association by Sue Hayward


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JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_2992 Alitex Greenhouse


JayneLloyd_TheEnglishGarden_RHSChelseaFlowerShow2019_3136 A Gorilla sculpted from sweet potato (I think) by Medwyns of Anglesey
 

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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 [email protected] or call 07751233292.

 
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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) architectural photography commissions editorial photography garden photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2019/6/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2019-for-the-english-garden-magazine Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Amass Zine - a foldy photo zine https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/10/amass-zine---a-foldy-photo-zine I've written before about my weird photo collections and I've been wanting to make a little zine for ages, so when Moo had a sale recently I decided to do something about it. I've made a 'foldy' zine before to give to people I was meeting at portfolio reviews, so I thought this might be a good approach for this. 

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

amass zine 01 - obsolete

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

amass zine 01 - obsolete

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

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amass zine 01 - obsolete

amass zine 01 - obsolete

 

If you know me in the 'real world' I'll have a few on me if you'd like a look, but if you'd like to buy one online they are available to buy on Etsy for £1.50 + postage (65p within UK, £1.45 international).

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

 
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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography personal projects zines https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2017/10/amass-zine---a-foldy-photo-zine Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMT
The Garden Media Guild Awards at The Savoy Hotel, London 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/12/the-garden-media-guild-awards-at-the-savoy-hotel-london-2015 Last week I was commissioned to photograph the Garden Media Guild (GMG)’s annual award ceremony, which was held in the incredible Savoy Hotel on The Strand in London. I photographed the awards last year too and it was really lovely to be back to capture the event again this year. The awards celebrate the talent, skill and inspiration of garden media professionals across the industry, and are open to everyone who generates or publishes garden-related material.

 

Goody Bags, Garden Media Guild Awards 2015

 

I was there capturing the day for those who were there and to publicise these and future awards. It was a fantastic day with a drinks reception, delicious three-course lunch and much celebration at the awards ceremony itself, hosted by the fantastic David Domoney in the stunning surroundings of the Savoy.

Below are a few photographs from the day. To see the complete gallery on my website visit: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/gmgawards15

Congratulations to everyone involved in a fantastic day – to see all the winners visit the GMG site here: www.gardenmediaguildawards.com/2015-awards.html

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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 using the contact form, email me at [email protected] or call me on 07751233292.

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissions corporate photography event photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/12/the-garden-media-guild-awards-at-the-savoy-hotel-london-2015 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:30:00 GMT
Installation photography: Carpet of Stars at High Chelmer Shopping Centre https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/11/installation-photography-carpet-of-stars-at-high-chelmer-shopping-centre At the end of last month I was contacted by local artist Victoria Button who was looking for installation photography of a community artwork she had delivered in Chelmsford city centre. I photographed the installation at High Chelmer shopping centre as the light changed to show how it installation itself looked different. It was a fantastic installation and really interesting to photograph!

 

Community Art Installation at High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Chelmsford

About the artwork:

'Carpet of Stars' is a light and sculpture installation which reflects in real time pollution levels through live streaming data that changes the colour of the lights according to the air pollution level: Red=high pollution, White=low pollution. The four green leaves with shaped stars which project onto the floor were made from over 1000 green plastic bottles collected from Chelmsford City Recycling Centre. The pollution data was processed by a Raspberry Pi computer the size of a credit card, which then changed the lighting depending on the pollution levels. 

This project was delivered by local artist Victoria Button along with students from Chelmer Valley High School, supported by engineers and software developer David Bower from www.lessonate.co.uk and jointly funded by High Chelmer and the Essex County Council small grants scheme

The project won the Anglian Ruskin Award in the CSES schools competition for science and engineering: http://www.chelmsfordses.org.uk - congratulations to all involved!

For more information about the project or any of the organisations involved please use contact Victoria Button at The Explore Project: www.exploreproject.co.uk or www.facebook.com/Victoriabuttoncreative/

Here are a selection of the photographs I took, or you can view the full gallery here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/vbutton01

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Jayne Lloyd is a freelance photographer based in Essex. If you are interested in working with her get in touch - she'd love to have a chat about how she can help.

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) architectural photography commissions installation photography museum and gallery photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/11/installation-photography-carpet-of-stars-at-high-chelmer-shopping-centre Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:30:00 GMT
Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/11/chelmsford-ideas-festival-2015 For the past few years I have had a fantastic time photographing the Chelmsford Ideas Festival for Changing Chelmsford, so I was delighted to be called back again this year too!

 

This year the festival theme was 'Connect' and the aim was to encourage new and lasting links between Chelmsford City communities: connections between business, local authorities, schools, Anglia Ruskin University, Writtle College and voluntary groups. I love documenting the festival each year as it's a fantastic opportunity to meet wonderful people from the city and get a glimpse of the great work they are doing locally. 

 

Here is a taster of the events I documented, you can see more photographs in the gallery here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/ideasfestival2015 and see photos from previous years here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/chelmsfordideasfestival

 

To find out more about the Festival and Changing Chelmsford visit their website at http://www.changingchelmsford.org and http://www.changingchelmsford.org/if2015/ 

 

Enlightened City Making, hosted by the Royal Society of Arts at Chelmsford Cathedral

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Engineering Fair, hosted by the Department of Engineering and the Built Environment, Anglia Ruskin University

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Raspberry Pi Workshop, hosted by Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society at Anglia Ruskin University

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Stave House Children's Concert at the Cramphorn Theatre

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Jayne Lloyd is a freelance photographer based in Essex. If you are interested in working with her get in touch - she'd love to have a chat about how she can help.

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) commissioned photography ideas festival reportage photography https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/11/chelmsford-ideas-festival-2015 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:15:00 GMT
Weekly Montage – 10 November 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/11/weekly-montage-10-november-2015 Properly back to work after last week's fun in Berlin! This week's montage features a little glimpse of a recent commission that I'll be blogging about soon, snaps of some precision work on one of my current projects, and some general things that caught my eye on my travels.

If you like my snaps come join over on Instagram to see more!

 

How was your week?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/11/weekly-montage-10-november-2015 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:15:00 GMT
Weekly Montage – 3 November 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/11/weekly-montage-3-november-2015 Mostly sharing holiday pics this week I'm afraid! The week started busy with lots of processing and more shooting of the  Chelmsford Ideas Festival for Changing Chelmsford, which features below in a photo from the excellent Stave House performance at the Cramphorn Theatre (you can see all my photos from this year's festival here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/ideasfestival2015)

Then we managed to escape for a quick city break to Berlin - a wonderful few days in a fantastic city, looking particularly incredible with all the autumn leaves. I took loads of photos but haven't had chance to process them yet, so most of these are my phone photos from Instagram.

 

How was your week?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/11/weekly-montage-3-november-2015 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:15:00 GMT
Weekly Montage – 27 October 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/10/weekly-montage-27-october-2015 Last week I was asked to photograph the Chelmsford Ideas Festival for Changing Chelmsford again. I've photographed the event for the two previous years and love seeing the community of Chelmsford come together for the festival and getting involved in the fantastic events they organise. So far this year I've photographed 'Enlightened City Making', hosted by the Royal Society of Arts at Chelmsford Cathedral, an Engineering Fair hosted by the Department of Engineering and the Built Environment at Anglia Ruskin University, and a Raspberry Pi Workshop with the Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society. You can see all my photos from this year here: www.jaynelloyd.co.uk/ideasfestival2015

There are loads more events happening this week so check out the programme here and get involved! 

 

 

How was your week?

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/10/weekly-montage-27-october-2015 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:15:00 GMT
Do You Like Love? Exhibition https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/10/do-you-like-love-exhibition Last week was the private view of the 'Do You Like Love' exhibition by Shutter Hub at Salt & Pegram, as part of Photomonth. I was really pleased to have a piece, 'Remains from family photographs, dining room', selected to be included in the exhibition after I responded to the call for entries. I joined Shutter Hub earlier this year having met Karen at a portfolio review with The Old Girls Club and have really enjoyed being involved. 

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It was great seeing how everyone responded to the brief - such a variety of work and a lot of alternative processes too - really diverse. I recommend having a look if you are in East London. I was quite taken with the lighting on display too!

 

Transition

 

My piece was from a body of work documenting the traces of previous residents in my new house - in particular for this brief I was looking for signs of things that they did for love. This image is from my dining room, where there are nails in the chimney breast, upon which used to hang lots of family photographs - daily reminders of happy times. Other images from this series are on display as part of the Firstsite Open Exhibition, which I'll be blogging about soon.

The exhibition runs until 26 November - more details on how to visit can be found here on the Shutter Hub website.

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) documentary photography exhibitions personal projects shutter hub https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/10/do-you-like-love-exhibition Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:00:00 GMT
July 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/8/july-2015 Determined to catch up! Here are a few of my July Highlights:

Commercial work

Another busy month for commercial work, including shoots at the Geffrye Museum, profile pictures for local businesses. I was also asked to take photographs for Star Well Being at the Fling Festival in Chelmsford, which you can read more about that at my blog here: http://blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk/2015/07/event-photography-the-fling-festival-at-hylands-park-chelmsford/ 

 

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For more of my commercial work visit my other website, www.jaynelloyd.co.uk.

A family wedding

I had a lovely long weekend in Cornwall for my wonderful cousin Charlotte's wedding. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony with a fabulous party in a huge tipi, and so good to catch up with family I haven't seen for a while.

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Personal projects

I've been so busy with work that it's been a bit tricky to really push some of my personal projects, but they are continuing and hopefully taking some shape. The group I am documenting meet on Saturdays so wedding season has made it a little trickier to get there, but I'll be back in full swing in the autumn! In the meantime I'm messing about a bit more with other types of art, and had a proper go with my Grandad's letterpress this month.

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Resolutions update

Exhibition of the Month: I don't think I managed to get to an exhibition this month - I did a lot more reading and saw some great work in magazine but, nope, failed on this one!

Learn: I went to a great symposium on 'Thinking Home' at the University of Essex - a lot of my personal work features home as a theme so I found it really interesting. I also went to a Speaker Expert training day on public speaking as that's something I need to sharpen up!

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Make more art: Along with playing with the letterpress I've been keeping up the Instagramming and I'm carrying a sketchbook everywhere now too. I used to sketch a lot so I'm hoping to pick that up again too.

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Enter more competitions: I'm keeping this one up and trying to enter even more competitions. As I said last month, having the the deadlines to work towards is helps push me along and encourages me to look more closely at my work, which has to be a good thing!

 

Weekly montage

I think my favourite montage this month was probably this one from 6th July So much colour and happiness!

Well, that was my July - how was yours?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) event photography general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/8/july-2015 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:30:00 GMT
June 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/8/june-2015 The year is still whizzing, I'm afraid I fell behind on my monthly updates again! Here are a few of my June Highlights:

Engagement shoot with Tom and Elena

As you may have seen in my previous blog post, I met Tom and Elena at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Essex, to take a few portraits before I photograph their wedding there in October. It was quite a damp morning but we still had a lovely time and got some lovely lush green portraits of the two of them!

Tom and ElenaTom and ElenaPre-wedding portrait of Tom and Elena at the Marks Hall Estate, Essex

Commercial work

It was a busy month for commercial work, with consultancy work and corporate shoots. I was the official photographer for the TEDx Chelmsford event at Anglia Ruskin University, which was fantastic. You can read more about the day on my commercial blog, here: http://blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk/2015/07/corporate-event-photography-tedx-chelmsford/

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For more of my commercial work visit my other website, www.jaynelloyd.co.uk.

Personal projects

I've carried on pushing my personal projects further and am working towards putting them into something at some point too. Being in the new house I've been exploring that a lot with my camera, which I'm really enjoying.  

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A new profile picture

I had my haircut by the fab Verity of the Vanity Box so thought it was time to update my profile picture!

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Resolutions update

Exhibition of the Month: I went to Revelations: Experiments in Photography at the Science Museum which was very interesting. It was great to see a lot of photography I've seen in books up on the wall. Particularly a piece by Ori Gersht, who I saw speak at Photo London last month. They also had the Kraszna-Krausz and First Book Awards 2015 on display in the media space, which I particularly enjoyed.

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Learn: I learnt a lot from the exhibitions I visited, and have been doing a lot of general reading etc, but didn't go to any dedicated 'learning' events this month as such.

Make more art: Still enjoying Instagramming in a more creative way, and exploring my new house in an abstract way too!

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Enter more competitions: I entered even more competitions this month - still no wins, but having the the deadlines to work towards is helps push me along and encourages me to look more closely at my work, which has to be a good thing!

 

Weekly montage

I think my favourite montage this month was probably this one from 15th June!

Well, that was my June - how was yours?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/8/june-2015 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:18:25 GMT
May 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/6/may-2015 Yikes, this year is going so fast I fell behind! Quick, before the end of June, here are a few of my May Highlights:

Commercial work

Through my work at the Business Woman's Network I met a new client, with whom I did a cookware shoot. The images are yet to be released but it was a fun shoot!

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For more of my commercial work visit my other website, www.jaynelloyd.co.uk.

Personal projects

This month I've been taking some time to really push my personal projects. I shot a lot more, and went to a portfolio review looking at my more documentary work. I think it's really important to push these projects as the improvements come through in all my other work, commercial, weddings - it sharpens my skills and creativity. 

StartersStartersMelon and cherry starters at The Stroke Club's 33rd Anniversary Dinner, May 9th 2015. The Mid-Essex Stroke Club is a volunteer-run club to enable people who have experienced a stroke to meet together socially to help restore their confidence and to try to overcome the many problems that face both the individual and the family.

 

A new home

I moved house this month! That probably explains why things have been a teeny bit random... it's very exciting, I'm loving setting it all up. 

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Resolutions update

Let's not mention One Line a Day diary and 1 Second Everyday anymore :-/

Exhibition of the Month: I went to Photo London with my good friend Louise - it was a great event with so much photography on display we didn't quite manage to see everything in one day, but came away super inspired! We attended a couple of great talks by Ori Gersht and Todd Hido - will definitely be back next year! I also went on a tour of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year exhibition, which I was shortlisted for this year. Very inspiring and spurred me on to try again next year!

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Learn: I think the exhibition of the month covered that! As I mentioned before I also went to a portfolio review at IdeasTap - that taught me a lot and I'm working hard to put it all into practice now.

Make more art: Really pushing this at the moment, as I've said above. Still enjoying Instagramming a lot too!

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Enter more competitions: This one is still going strong - this month I entered a couple of competitions. It's keeping me creative and thinking more...

 

 

 

Weekly montage

 

I think my favourite montage this month was probably this one from 6th May - lots of fun times!

 

 

Well, that was my May - how was yours?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/6/may-2015 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:00:02 GMT
April 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/5/april-2015 Spring is in full swing and we're getting lots more lovely sunshine here! April was another busy month, here are a few of my April Highlights:

A Beautiful Spring Wedding

I photographed Georgie and Matt's beautiful wedding at Kentwell Hall this month! A full blog post is coming soon...

I also had some great venue visits with couples whose weddings I am photographing later in the year - stunning locations, can't wait!

Commercial work

This month saw some image processing work at a picture library, and some portrait photographs for the fabulous Liz Leatherdalde at Colchester Classics, amongst other, yet to be published work!

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Editorial work

Following on from the publication of Old Tat magazine last month, I collaborated with Alice Freeman on another feature this month. It's off with the editor now so hopefully we'll see it in the next edition! 

Resolutions update

My One Line a Day diary and 1 Second Everyday have pretty much completely stopped. How rubbish! One line each day and 1 second of video should be easy to keep up! I might try to restart them again - I should!

Exhibition of the Month: I'm sorry to say I didn't make it to any exhibitions this month- terrible! I'll be making up for it in May... I did go to check out Kentwell Hall prior to the wedding though, and enjoyed the Tudor reenactments with Tim. Not an exhibition, I realise, but lots of learning and looking at the amazing building and grounds.

Learn: Well I did learn about Kentwell Hall and Tudors... The BWN had another great masterclass where I learnt a lot from Mary Keightley

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4: I stood here... and wondered how the party was going #fmsphotoaday

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Enter more competitions: This one is still going strong - this month I entered a couple of competitions. It's keeping me creative and thinking more...

New recipe of the week: I'm very sad to say that this came to an end this month :-( having been desperate to carry on it just got too difficult as I moved house. I think I kept it going for about 3 years so I'm still proud of that, but a bit sad to have lost it. Once I'm settled in the new house I'll probably try to keep up regularly trying new recipes each week if I can, though maybe not as strictly as before.

5: Egg... #fmsphotoaday

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Weekly montage

I think my favourite montage this month was probably this one from 14th April - lots of spring colours!

Well, that was my April - how was yours?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/5/april-2015 Thu, 14 May 2015 11:05:43 GMT
March 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/4/march-2015 March was incredibly busy - which is excellent, but means it's now the middle of April and I've just had time to write this!

Here are a few of my March Highlights:

Wedding Season begins

The end of March saw my first wedding of the year, at the lovely Maidens Barn. I haven't shown the wonderful couple the photos yet so I can't share any, but will put up a blog post about it very soon. It was a fantastic day with so many fab details I can't wait to share them!

Commercial work

I was at the Geffrye Museum quite a bit in March, photographing some new items in the handling collection, and some new products for their online shop. Do go and have a browse - there are some lovely things, I struggled to stop myself from buying one of everything! I also did some work in the Picture Library, helping to prepare and upload images into their system. It's always lovely going back to the Geffrye, and particularly lovely in Spring!

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I also worked with a few new clients this month - one requiring object photography, another in the beauty industry who wanted to illustrate their processes, and also have some beautiful styled images they can use in their promotion, and one involving a shoot with a celebrity. Most of these are still to go to press but I'll be sharing more about these soon on my commercial website www.jaynelloyd.co.uk.

Editorial work

This month saw the release of the Spring/Summer edition of Old Tat magazine, for which I shot images to illustrate a feature by Alice Freeman. It was a project I really enjoyed and it's great to see it in print. I'll be blogging more about it on www.blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk, and you can buy your own copy here: http://oldtatmag.com/purchase/

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Resolutions update

My One Line a Day diary and 1 Second Everyday are wavering a little. I'm going to have a massive catchup on the diary, and the problem I'm having with the videos is that when I'm busy (and things are most interesting), I either forget to do it or can't really do it because it's not appropriate. I'm going to try to give them another push though - will let you know how I get on!

Exhibition of the Month: Having gone to lots of exhibitions last month, I didn't do quite as well this month. I did pop along to Rivington Place which was quite interesting, and I spent some time checking out magazines, picking out a few interesting ones from Artwords Bookshop.

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Learn: Well the French is definitely still on the sidelines, I'm afraid. It was just to busy to even thing about picking it up again! I did go along to a session at the Business Woman's Network which was all about LinkedIn, so I feel I learnt something there. I also did some posing and lighting practice - always good to keep those skills well polished! Oh, and how could I forget - I went to a Lindy Hop dance lesson! I was absolutely terrible, having never properly danced before in my life, but I had so much fun. Hopefully I'll go back again soon.

Business Women's Network 20 March 2015Business Women's Network 20 March 2015Linkedin For Busy Business Women & Big Birthday Bash, with Keith Grinsted. Business Women's Network event, 20 March 2015.

Make more art: My personal documentary project is still ticking along nicely and I'm looking forward to see where that leads. In fact I've sort of started a few different mini projects so I'm feeling quite creative at the moment!

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Enter more competitions: I've kept this up! Just the one entry to my new monthly competition this month, but I had a bit of success this month as I found out I had an image shortlisted in the Pink Lady Food Photography of the Year Awards! You can see my entry here: http://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/peoples-choice/ (in the Sn-apping category), and if you're reading this on or before the 16th April you can vote for me in the People's Choice!

New recipe of the week: I'm still managing to keep this up - in fact I'm a bit worried it's an addiction, as I managed to whip up some shortbread around a full day shoot just because I didn't want to miss a week... I haven't been that great at photographing them though. I think this month my favourite was chicken chow mein - super quick and super tasty, though maybe not the most attractive in a photo! 

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Weekly montage

There was a little gap where I didn't manage to get the montages out each week, but I did put them together and had a 3-in-1 montage day on the blog. It gets a bit tricky when I'm doing a lot of work for clients, because although I'm taking loads of photos, I can't often share them straight away! I've been trying to take more Instagram snaps to get around this. I'll go with this one today, as it is the only one without images you have already seen!

Well, that was my March - how was yours?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/4/march-2015 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:16:15 GMT
February 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/3/february-2015 Well, February whizzed right by in a blur! 

Here are a few of my February Highlights:

Commercial work

Not really commercial work, but not wedding-related, was a shoot I did to raise money and awareness for Farleigh Hospice. The #Love4Farleigh event was with artist Tracy Shave and other local businesses, and is continuing as an online project. You can read more about it on my commercial blog here: or joining the Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/Love4Farleigh

Love4FarleighLove4FarleighReportage of the Love4Farleigh event, to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford as part of the £50 Challenge. Love4FarleighLove4FarleighReportage of the Love4Farleigh event, to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford as part of the £50 Challenge. Love4FarleighLove4FarleighPortraits taken as part of the Love4Farleigh event, to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford as part of the £50 Challenge.

I also had another great day working with the team at WFP Fire and Security, this time taking new team portraits as well as a bit of on-site documentary photography.

The WFP TeamThe WFP TeamGroup portrait of the team at WFP Ltd.

 

Resolutions update

My One Line a Day diary and 1 Second Everyday are sort of still going - I'll admit I've forgotten to do videos on a couple of days (or run out of space on my phone!), and my diary is a little behind at the moment. But the beauty of it is that I can work backwards and catch up on one line a day fairly easily. Must do better though!

Exhibition of the Month: I actually went to a few exhibitions this month including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery was interesting to see, but what I really enjoyed was Grayson Perry: Who are You? I loved how it lead you round the gallery (some parts I have to admit I hadn't actually been to before!) and the work was incredible. It's on until 15 March and is free so I highly recommend a visit. I think we can also watch the Channel 4 series on 4oD so I'll be trying to do that later: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/grayson-perry-who-are-you I also managed to pop along to the Photographs' Gallery, which is always good for inspiration.

Learn: I went along to another meeting of The Old Girls Club, where I listened to some excellent speakers and came away feeling really inspired. Still trying to read more, but the French isn't doing so well I'm afraid...

Make more art: I'm still working on my personal documentary project, so that's ticking along nicely and I'm looking forward to see where that leads. I'm having lots of fun on my iPhone at the moment too just messing about on Instagram, but it's a little bit of creativity in everyday life. 

Enter more competitions: Now this one I'm really going for - I entered a few competitions this month, and I've signed up to a monthly competition which I hope will be a lot of fun and get that creativity really going!

The living room: mantelpieceThe living room: mantelpiecePart of the series 'Family Home'.

New recipe of the week: Is still going strong! I've even got a bit better at photographing them, so I'll be boring people with my creations in my weekly montages! The oven is fixed now too so I can go beyond the hob...

Weekly montage

Still going strong here too! I think my favourite February montage was from the 23rd:

How was your February?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/3/february-2015 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:36:02 GMT
January 2015 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/2/january-2015 Yup, another year already in full swing! Just like last year, January is a great time to take a look at how things are going, and make plans for the year ahead.

Here are a few of my January highlights:

Jo and Dick's wedding album

Jo and Dick opted to have a beautiful 12x12in Folio Album for their wedding photographs. I love seeing photographs in print and especially in a beautiful book. 

Jo & Dick's Album CoverJo & Dick's Album CoverText on the cover of Jo and Dick's contemporary leather wedding album in ebony, by Folio Albums

New prints for my portfolio

I had a good sort through my printed portfolios and chose some new images to have printed from weddings I photographed last year. Although I have a portfolio online I think it's important for people to see the quality of photographs in print too, so I always take a print portfolio along when I meet couples. 

Wedding Photography PrintsWedding Photography PrintsPrints from Jayne Heather's wedding photography portfolio.

Commercial work

I had a lovely day photography the Geffrye YAP's take-over day at the Wallace Collection in London. It was a busy, lively afternoon and they had organised lots of fantastic activities. You can see more of the images on my commercial blog, if you're interested!

My Resolutions for the Year

I still set resolutions as i think it does make me more likely to make positive changes than if I didn't do it at all. You can see how I got on with last year's resolutions in last month's blog

This year I'm pretty much going to try them again, but I've also added a few '-a-day' challenges into the mix. I'm using the 1 Second Everyday app to record one second of video each day, which should produce a 6 minute-ish video of my whole year. Part of the reason for doing this is that I hope it pushes me to do something interesting each day, even if it's just go out for a walk to break up a full week of image processing!

I've also got myself a One Line a Day diary - I've always liked the idea of keeping a diary or journal, but I've never been any good at it. I think a few short words each day is more manageable, and I like that I'll be able to easily see what I was doing in previous years.

One Line A Day JournalOne Line A Day JournalOne Line A Day diary. One Line A Day JournalOne Line A Day JournalOne Line A Day diary.

So, to update so far...

Exhibition of the Month: I went to Tate Modern to see Conflict, Time, Photography, which is an excellent exhibition with some powerful and extremely moving images from a range of photographers with very different approaches. I highly recommend going to see it if you can. 

Learn: This was always a fairly vague resolution, so I should probably be more specific, but so far it's been about revisiting notes from workshops and talks and putting them into action. I've also been making an effort to read more - about photography, about business, and just for fun!

Make more art: I'm carrying on with my personal documentary project, and vaguely keeping a little sketch book for arty ideas and to stick my instant photos into. 

Enter more competitions: Well I have entered one this month, so that's a reasonable start! 

New recipe of the week: I've kept this up, but not photographed them. My oven is broken at the moment so it's mostly stir-fried dinnery things, which I'm generally quite keen to eat quickly, and don't always look that photogenic. Will try to do better here!

 

Weekly montage

Still going strong with the weekly montages. Actually it was pretty hard to pick my favourite one this month as I like them all! I've gone with the first one of the year, 5th January, mainly because it has nice holiday memories for me! You can see each montage weekly here if you'd like: http://blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk/tag/weekly-montage/

I hope your year is off to a good start - what did January bring for you?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/2/january-2015 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:16:12 GMT
December 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/1/december-2014 December is always a busy but lovely month, and one of my favourites as I do love Christmas!
 

Here are a few highlights from December:

Commercial Work

It was another busy month for work I had a day of shooting at the Geffrye, photographing their Christmas Past exhibition and products for their online shop, and a several days processing images for their online shop. 
 
I also worked with a new client, the fantastic Dancing Giraffe, who were donating Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings to Emmaus in Colchester.
 

Christmas Fun

I had a lovely weekend away with friends for our annual Christmas meal together, a wonderful quiet family Christmas, and a chance to properly relax and take some time off before New Year. I enjoyed delicious food, lots of lazing about, and even some trips out and about.
Christmas 2014Christmas 2014Christmas Celebrations at Lattice Lodge, 2014

Resolution Update

Well, at the end of the year I think I can safely say I didn't quite succeed on all of my resolutions, but I think I did better than if I hadn't set them at all! Here's my progress report:
 

1. Go to at least one exhibition a month

I didn't manage this, but I went to more than last year, which I guess is a start! I ended the year well by going to two in one day - Guy Bourdin: Image Maker, and Chris Stein/Negative, both at Somerset House in London. 

2. Learn

This was a fairly broad resolution anyway, really just being to 'make an effort to learn more and push myself'. With the variety of work I did this year I think I can say I did that. My lighting skills developed a huge amount, I took on new challenges photographically, and learnt a lot about running a business too. I wanted to improve my French but that fell a bit by the way-side. One to pick up for 2015!

Business Women's Network, Colchester, 16 July 2014Business Women's Network, Colchester, 16 July 2014The BIG BWN Summer Networking & Showcase Event 16th July. Business Women's Network event, 2014.

3. Make more art

This was an attempt to do more of my own personal work and I did take steps to do that. Introducing a weekly montage way a good way to make myself do it as I can't always share commissions straight away and need something else to fill up the spaces! This is my favourite from this month: 29th December, which features lots of lovely Christmas moments:

I've also started a personal documentary project - it's still taking shape at the moment but in 2015 this should develop more.

 

4. Enter more competitions

Well I think I did enter more of them, but didn't quite give it the huge push I should have. I'll carry this through to 2015 and take it up a level!

 

5. Carry on trying a new recipe each week

This one I did complete - I kept 'new recipe of the week' going all year, which makes it three years running! I didn't photograph them all, but I did do it!
Home made chocolate truffelsHome made chocolate truffelsHome made chocolate truffles in rows on baking paper, some coated in cocoa powder, some in chopped nuts.
 
How was your December? Hope you had a lovely time and wish you all the best for the year ahead!
 
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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/1/december-2014 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:52:55 GMT
November 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/1/november-2014 November was another busy month with a lot of different things happening!

Here are a few highlights from November:

A 50th Wedding Anniversary

The first job of November was a wonder 50th Wedding Anniversary party in Ipswich. It was a fantastic night, filled with dancing and laughter, and a lot of fun to photograph. 

Val and Terry's Golden Wedding AnniversaryVal and Terry's Golden Wedding AnniversaryVal and Terry's 50th Wedding Anniversary party in the Wolsey Room at the Holiday Inn, Ipswich

Commercial Work

November was a busy and very varied month for my commercial work! I was commissioned for a feature for a new magazine, an action-packed day in the studio with the fantastic Simboc Ltd., headshots with Success Recruit, lots of business networking events, and I had the privillege of photographing in the iconic Savoy Hotel in London, documenting the Garden Media Guild Awards ceremony. It was an incredible day!
 
Garden Media Guild Awards 2014Garden Media Guild Awards 2014Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards 2014, at the Savoy Hotel, 26 November 2014 Garden Media Guild Awards 2014Garden Media Guild Awards 2014Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards 2014, at the Savoy Hotel, 26 November 2014 Garden Media Guild Awards 2014Garden Media Guild Awards 2014Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards 2014, at the Savoy Hotel, 26 November 2014 Garden Media Guild Awards 2014Garden Media Guild Awards 2014Reportage photography of the Garden Media Guild Awards 2014, at the Savoy Hotel, 26 November 2014 Business Woman's Network December EventBusiness Woman's Network December EventBig Christmas Business Event, Business Woman's Network event, 2014.

 

Resolution Update:

Recipe of the week is still going strong, but the photos of those recipes are not so much. I think my favourite was this Cajun Rice recipe, which was pretty easy, but felt like quite a treat.
 
The French has slightly fallen by the wayside at the moment so I need to make a real effort to get that going again. As far as visiting exhibitions goes, I'm not doing too well there either, but I'm really pleased that I managed to visit Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London. It was an incredible installation and very moving to witness.
 
The weekly montages are continuing, but it is tricky to do them when I've been busy with commissioned work, as I can't always share those images straight away. I think my favourite this month was this action-packed one from 6th November, with highlights from the Ideas Festival and halloween activities. 
 
 
How was your November?
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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2015/1/november-2014 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:44:53 GMT
October 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/11/october-2014 October was a very busy month with an awful lot going on, all very different!

Here are a few highlights from October:

A Gorgeous Autumn Wedding in Danbury

I'll be sharing a proper blog post about this wedding very soon, but in the meantime here's a quick shot! In mid-October I had a wonderful day photographing Jo and Dick's beautiful wedding at Danbury church and the Warren Golf Course

Jo & Dick's Danbury weddingJo & Dick's Danbury weddingReception at Jo and Dick's wedding, 18 October 2014, Danbury St John the Baptist Church and The Warren Golf Course

A New Do

I managed to get myself an appointment with the fabulous Lucie Luella, who managed to get my over-grown hair back into shape and far more glam. She is now based at Hula Nails in London, which has an incredible interior decorated with bright colours, flamingos and tiki galore!

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Commercial Work

October was really busy with commercial work. Following my work last year, I was commissioned by the Ideas Festival to document this year's festival. It was a great fortnight filled with a wide variety of workshops and events, and I loved getting to know more about what was going on in Chelmsford. 

Wild Food, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014Wild Food, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014Reportage photography of Wild Food Workshop led by Carol Hunt at the Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014, by Jayne Lloyd. River Celebration Day, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014River Celebration Day, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014Reportage photography of the River Celebration Day, part of Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014, by Jayne Lloyd. River Celebration Day, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014River Celebration Day, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014Reportage photography of the River Celebration Day, part of Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014, by Jayne Lloyd. Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014Reportage photography of the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, at Marconi Social Club, part of the Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014, by Jayne Lloyd. Creepy Claymation, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014Creepy Claymation, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014Reportage photography of the Creepy Claymation workshop at the Ideas Hub with Victoria Button, Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2014, by Jayne Lloyd.

I've also been working on a project with several museums, and during half-term I had the pleasure of working with the Geffrye Museum at the Wallace Collection and Dorich House Museum to document some of their events. They were both fantastic events and wonderful locations to work at!

Halloween workshop, Dorich HouseHalloween workshop, Dorich HouseHalloween workshop for children at Dorich House, part of the Piloting Participation Project with the Geffrye, Museum of the Home, October 2014.

Resolution Update

Recipe of the week is still going strong - I had a few tasty ones this month but the most photogenic was probably the chouquettes, inspired by watching Rachel Khoo's Little Paris Kitchen.

Homemade ChouquettesHomemade ChouquettesHomemade chouquette inspired by Rachel Khoo

I managed to get to an exhibition this month too! I went to see Constructing Worlds at the Barbican and it was great - very inspiring, and a great opportunity to see many photographs printed at full size that I have previously only seen in books. These were my iPhone snaps inspired by the trip:

I'm also managing to keep up the weekly montages too, and am really enjoying having that weekly goal. This month my favourite is from 29 October:

How was your October?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/11/october-2014 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:11:42 GMT
September 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/10/september-2014 I think I pretty much say this every month, but I can't believe September is over already! September always has a Back to School feel about it, all these years later. There's a feel of change in the air as we move into autumn that I quite like, even though I always miss the summer!

Here are a few highlights from September:

Days Out

Tim and I had a lovely couple of days out - one at Kew Gardens at the beginning of the month, and another at Hampton Court towards the end. Kew looked beautiful and I loved the treetop walkway and the beautiful Sackler Crossing. I'll have to go back again to see all the bits I missed (it's such a vast place!), and see how it changes in the different seasons. Hampton Court was fab too - I really liked the free audio guides that let you explore how you wanted, but provided plenty of information. 

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Lovely things

This month I heard about My Little Paris - a French blog with articles on hidden gems in Paris, and the Parisian lifestyle. They also have a monthly subscription box 'My Little Box', which was extended to the UK in September. Now you all know I have a huge love for Paris, and cosmetics, so I thought I'd treat myself and try it out! I've heard of Beauty Boxes in the past - a monthly delivery of high-end beauty products so you get to try things you wouldn't normally buy, and I've been tempted but always thought I'd end up being sent loads of things I didn't really use. My Little Box seemed a bit different because although there are some beauty products there are also lifestyle bits. I received my September box and was really impressed with it - there were some lovely beauty products, a nice book, some fun stickers and a tablet case, and it was all beautifully put together! 

My Little BoxMy Little BoxDetail of September 2014's 'My Little Box'

My Little BoxMy Little BoxDetail of September 2014's 'My Little Box'

I also made use of one of my lovely birthday presents this month, some mini milk bottles, which I popped some purple stocks into - how cute are they? They'd make lovely decorations at a party/wedding I think:

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Commercial Photography

On the commercial side I had some lovely jobs including photographing the new exhibition at Harrow Museum and some portraits with a local business woman, which I'll be blogging about on www.jaynelloyd.co.uk soon.

‘Our Harrow: A student’s perspective’‘Our Harrow: A student’s perspective’‘Our Harrow: A student’s perspective’ exhibition at Headstone Manor Museum, part of the Piloting Participation Project with the Geffrye, Museum of the Home, September 2014.

(Not part of the shoot, but an interesting bit of topiary in the car park!)(Not part of the shoot, but an interesting bit of topiary in the car park!)

(Not part of the shoot, but an interesting bit of topiary in the car park!)

Resolution Update

The recipe challenge continues, with lots more yummy recipes discovered this month. I think my favourite this time was probably Kouign Amann, which is a Breton pastry recipe which was the technical challenge on an episode of The Great British Bakeoff this month. It took a really long time as there was so much proving involved, but it was very satisfying to make and very tasty!

Homemade Kouign AmannHomemade Kouign AmannHomemade Kouign Amann - a caramelised buttery Breton pastry, featured on the Great British Bakeoff in 2014 as technical challenge.

I picked up the 'learning' resolution again this month as I started trying to get my French back up and running again. I studied French to A-level and could understand a lot (even if my speaking wasn't all that confident). I lived in France for a while as a child so I have always wanted to learn it fully and have decided to give it another big push. I'm giving Duolingo a go and already feel like it's made a big improvement in my comprehension. 

 

The Weekly Montages have continued too, and I think this month's favourite is probably Sept 1-7:

How was your September? What have you got planned for October?  

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/10/september-2014 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:45:00 GMT
August 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/9/august-2014 August

We have been pretty lucky with the weather here in the UK this year! August was another lovely month, and it was even sunny on my birthday for a change!

Birthday by the Seaside

I wasn't sure Monday was the best day for a birthday, but it's a great day if you have the day off - I was incredibly lucky to have lots of celebrations over the weekend with friends and family, and a lovely day by the seaside with Tim. I took my Holga 'toy' camera along and got some fun snaps of the day.

Walton-on-the-Naze through a HolgaWalton-on-the-Naze through a HolgaThe sand and sea with blue sky at Walton-on-the-Naze, taken on a Holga.

Commercial Work

August was filled with lots interesting commercial work, including some product photography for an online shop, and a fantastic Centenary Celebration Family Day at the Geffrye, Museum of the Home. To see some images of the day visit their Facebook page

Centenary Celebrations Family DayCentenary Celebrations Family DayCentenary Celebrations Family Day Event at The Geffrye, Museum of the Home, 17 August 2014

Days out in the Sunshine and Holidays by the Sea

We went for a couple of lovely walks, including Hadleigh Country Park, and managed to get away for a few days to the Gower Peninsula, where we had some gorgeous sunny walks along the coast.

Rhossili BayRhossili BayRhossili Bay beach viewed from above in August, with blue sky and clouds above.

Resolution Update

Recipe of the week is still going strong, with this month's favourite being plum and almond crumble slice, made using plums from our mysteriously appearing plum tree.

I've also continued the weekly montages, though no longer called 'Monday Montages' as the day varies a bit, but they've stayed weekly at least! I think my favourite was the week of my birthday:

How was your August? What have you got planned for September?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/9/august-2014 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:02:45 GMT
July 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/8/july-2014 July

July was probably my busiest month so far this year - I did lots of second shooting with Chanon, and ended the month with a beautiful wedding on a glorious day at Vaulty Manor in Maldon. A blog post on this will follow as soon as the lovely couple have seen the photos!

Here are some more general highlights from July (they mostly seem to involve food, sorry!):

Tour de France

The Tour de France came through Chelmsford, quite near where I live, so I popped along to cheer them on. There was a great atmosphere and we had a lovely picnic by the side of the road while we waited. A very nice afternoon!

Spectators watch the Tour de France come through Chelmsford, EssexSpectators watch the Tour de France come through Chelmsford, EssexSpectators watch the Tour de France come through Chelmsford, Essex

Out and About

We've been having some lovely weather here, so I've been enjoying spending more time outside, and the odd barbecue too. I love the summer!

HydrangeaHydrangeaClose-up of a purple hydrangea in an Essex garden. Jerk Chicken with Rice and PeasJerk Chicken with Rice and PeasA plate of jerk chicken thigh with rice and peas balanced on knees at a summer barbecue.

Resolution Update

Again a bit lacking in the visiting of exhibitions, but the recipe of the week continues to go well and I'm still sticking to photographing them:

Chocolate and ginger biscuits Chocolate and ginger biscuits Chocolate and ginger biscuits Prawn noodlesPrawn noodlesPrawn noodles I've also kept up my new resolution of a weekly montage of photos:

Montage of photos from July 2014Montage of photos from July 2014Montage of photos from July 2014

Commercial work

I had more exciting commercial projects this week - both with existing clients and new. To see my commercial work pop over to my other site www.jaynelloyd.co.uk.

Success in the CitySuccess in the CitySuccess in the City Networking at The Bay Horse, Chelmsford, celebrating Success Recruit's 2 year anniversary.

New Profile Picture

I decided to go a bit more abstract with my profile picture this month!

Self portraitSelf portraitSelf portrait by Jayne Lloyd, focusing on red and black hair.

How was your July? What are you planning for August?

 

 

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/8/july-2014 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:05:05 GMT
June 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/8/june-2014 June

The year continues to whizz by... here are some highlights from June

Weekly Montages

In June I decided to start doing a weekly montage of photographs I've taken in the past week - to encourage me to try some new things each week and to give you a glimpse into my day-to-day. They are a mix of phone snaps, work and sometimes my messing about with toy cameras. You can catch my weekly montages by following me on social media or on my other blog, http://blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk

Weekly montage from June 2014Weekly montage from June 2014Weekly montage from June 2014

Great Gig

Tim's band How's Alice had a gig at the Bassment in Chelmsford, and it was great! 

Tim in actionTim in actionTim in action

Home

My friend moved out of the home he had lived in for a large part of his life, so before he went I took some photographs for him to remember it by. 

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Busy with Commercial Work

I had lots of great commercial projects this month, with lots of great businesses. If you are interested in seeing more of my commercial work do pop over to my other site, www.jaynelloyd.co.uk

Simboc Ltd Mastermind Bootcamp at West Street VineyardSimboc Ltd Mastermind Bootcamp at West Street VineyardSimboc Ltd Mastermind Bootcamp at West Street Vineyard

Resolution Update

The exhibition visits are really slipping I'm afraid, but recipe of the week is still going strong, and I'm photographing them more now as part of the montage, so that's an improvement! I think my favourite this month was the strawberry scones.

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/8/june-2014 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:28:05 GMT
May 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/6/may-2014 May

Argh - where is the year going?! Here are a few highlights from May:

Business Networks

This month I worked a lot with Business Networks, including the Business Woman's Network and the Chelmsford Breakfast Business Club. They are both great groups with fantastic business people, and I always come away from each meeting having learnt something valuable. 

Business Women's Network, Colchester, 1 May 2014Business Women's Network, Colchester, 1 May 2014Powerful Public Speaking & Evening Networking Event with Nicky Looby and Mandie Holgate. Business Women's Network event, 2014. Chelmsford Breakfast Business ClubChelmsford Breakfast Business ClubWeekly meeting of the Chelmsford Breakfast Business Group at the South Lodge Hotel. Business Women's Network, Colchester, 16 May 2014Business Women's Network, Colchester, 16 May 2014The BWN – Your 60 Seconds Elevator Pitch That Gets You Connected with Mandie Holgate and Karen Woodbridge. Business Women's Network event, 2014. I also gave a presentation at the EBN Lunchtime meeting, but I'm afraid I was too busy speaking to take any photos on that occasion!

The Best Gig of My Life

As you probably know from previous posts, I love going to gigs, and my favourite band is Nine Inch Nails. This month we went to see them at the O2 and it was an absolutely incredible show - the sound, the visuals, all of it was amazing and I was buzzing for days! I find music so inspiring and I definitely came away from this re-invigorated!

 

 

Going Analogue

I have quite a collection of old and toy cameras, so I decided to test them out and get the films processed! I'm waiting for them to come back from the Lomo Lab at the moment, but I'll include them in next month's round-up if they turn out well!

Resolution Update

Sadly I don't think I managed to get to any exhibitions this month, but I did do some online learning, so that's something! The new recipe of the week is still going strong - a particularly tasty one was this lovely prawn risotto:

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How was May for you? Got any exciting plans for June?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/6/may-2014 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:37:44 GMT
April 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/6/april-2014 April

Here are a few highlights from April:

Holiday Keepsake Boxes

This month I actually made something I'd seen on Pinterest! You can see the full blog here: http://blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk/2014/05/holiday-keepsakeboxes/ but basically I finally got my holiday snaps printed up (very exciting!), and put them into boxes with the little mementoes I'd kept, like maps and ticket stubs. It was incredibly easy and I feel very saintly for being so organised :-)

Holiday Keepsake BoxesHoliday Keepsake BoxesHoliday Keepsake Boxes

Easter

I enjoy any excuse for eating chocolate, so quite like Easter. We had pretty good weather on our little trip to Wales and enjoyed some tasty treats. 

Easter DecorationsEaster DecorationsMiniature Easter egg decorations covered in floral fabic hung on twigs.

Pwll DuPwll DuPwll Du Bay on the Gower Peninsula, Wales.

I also went on some lovely spring walks locally.

 

 

Thomasin Newton Image and Style

As well as wedding photography, I work with businesses and organisations to create promotional photographs. This month I spent a lovely morning working with Thomasin Newton, an image and style consultant, to create some images she could use on her new website. To see more images from the shoot visit my blog post here: http://blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk/2014/04/promotional-photography-thomasin-newton-image-and-style/ and to find out more about my promotional photography visit my commercial website www.jaynelloyd.co.uk

Portrait of Thomasin at WorkPortrait of Thomasin at WorkPortrait of Thomasin making notes at her kitchen table. Photographs for Thomasin Newton Image and Style by Jayne Lloyd Photography. Demonstrating how to tie a scarfDemonstrating how to tie a scarfThomasin demonstrates how to tie a scarf. Photographs for Thomasin Newton Image and Style by Jayne Lloyd Photography.

Resolution Update

Well I'm not totally failing on the resolutions... I'm still sticking to a new recipe each week, still not managing to photograph them all (I'm too hungry, and they aren't always that visually appealing!) I went to an exhibition with a difference this month - Collider at the Science Museum, which I really enjoyed! 

 

 

Did you have a good April? What did you get up to?

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/6/april-2014 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:09:18 GMT
March 2014 https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/4/march-2014 March

Another month gone... very, very scary! Here are a few highlights from March.

Food Photography

This month I had a bit of a focus on food photography. It's something I love to do but want to do better, so I'm trying to challenge myself to shoot more food more often. I started with sweets, which you can see over on my other site here: http://blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk/2014/03/sweets/

 

Coconut IceCoconut IceA pile of pink and white coconut ice, a traditional sweet made from desiccated coconut and sugar, on pieces of white tissue paper.

Recipe of the Month

This also links nicely into my recipe of the month, which I think has to go to the home made chocolate truffles I made for Mothering Sunday. My scales broke so I couldn't do anything too complicated, so these were perfect, and very tasty!

Home made chocolate truffelsHome made chocolate truffelsHome made chocolate truffles in rows on baking paper, some coated in cocoa powder, some in chopped nuts.

 

 

The Business Woman's Network's Fifth Birthday BAsh

This month was the Business Woman's Network's Fifth Birthday Bash. It was a really busy event with many businesses holding stands. I had a stand where people could view my new sample wedding albums (blog feature coming soon!) and have corporate headshots taken. To read more about it visit my blog post here: http://blog.jaynelloyd.co.uk/2014/03/bwns-big-birthday-bash/

Business Woman's Network, Colchester, 21 March 2014Business Woman's Network, Colchester, 21 March 2014The Customer Service Experience & Big Birthday Bash - Business Woman's Network event, at the Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes, March 2014. Business Woman's Network, Colchester, 21 March 2014Business Woman's Network, Colchester, 21 March 2014The Customer Service Experience & Big Birthday Bash - Business Woman's Network event, at the Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes, March 2014. Eliza JonesEliza JonesCorporate portrait of Eliza Jones. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

 

A Family Do

I haven't had chance to work through all my photographs yet, but I had a lovely weekend visiting family to celebrate my Grandad's birthday. It was lovely to see family I hadn't seen for a little while and it we were lucky to have lots of sunshine!

 

Proper cup of teaProper cup of teaTea in a Royal Albert Old Country Roses teacup and saucer.

Spring is in Full Swing!

Here in the UK the parks and gardens are really coming back to life, and it's great to see all the colours coming through! I've been trying to get myself outside more, and taking my camera with me. It's amazing the difference the extra sunlight makes!

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Resolution Update

The resolutions are still sort of doing alright. I'm managing to stick to a new recipe each week (although I haven't photographed most of them, so I'll have to get that going again).

Sadly I don't think I made it to any exhibitions, though. I'll try my best to make up for it this month!

 

 

How was your March? Do get in touch with your news, I'd love to hear it!

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[email protected] (Jayne Lloyd) general update https://jaynelloyd.co.uk/blog/2014/4/march-2014 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:53:09 GMT