Notes on the fortnight: 26 April 2024

April 26, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

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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