I find people, and the things they do, endlessly fascinating. I also have a bit of a thing for history, art and culture, so I tend to base my photography around these things.

If you have an event or exhibition you need a photographer for, or you’d like some environmental portraiture, please keep reading to see if I can help out.

 

Events

A young woman with long, curly hair, dancing in front of a crowd of people. She's wearing a brightly coloured, tight-fitting, lacey dress with a belt and bra covered in shiny hanging decorative coin-shaped discs. She has her arms outstretched and a big smile on her face A young woman with long, curly hair, dancing in front of a crowd of people. She's wearing a brightly coloured, tight-fitting, lacey dress with a belt and bra covered in shiny hanging decorative coin-shaped discs. She has her arms outstretched and a big smile on her face
A woman with long hair wearing a traditional Arabic dress and robe with large flowers stitched all over it. She's dancing with a young girl from the audience. Around her are other dancers and members of the public watching A woman with long hair wearing a traditional Arabic dress and robe with large flowers stitched all over it. She's dancing with a young girl from the audience. Around her are other dancers and members of the public watching
A group of people listening to the storytelling. There are four children and an adult on the floor with a few adults standing behind them. In the foreground is a teenage girl, watching and smiling. The focus is on the teenager with everyone else out of focus A group of people listening to the storytelling. There are four children and an adult on the floor with a few adults standing behind them. In the foreground is a teenage girl, watching and smiling. The focus is on the teenager with everyone else out of focus
The top half of a man wearing a traditional Arabic head-wrap, with his hand in the air and a smile on his face as he dances to the music from a band in the background The top half of a man wearing a traditional Arabic head-wrap, with his hand in the air and a smile on his face as he dances to the music from a band in the background
A group of mostly women in a room taking part in a dance workshop. There's ten people in the photo. They're stepping forward with their hands up towards their faces A group of mostly women in a room taking part in a dance workshop. There's ten people in the photo. They're stepping forward with their hands up towards their faces
Closeup of a middle-aged man talking to an out-of-shot audience. There are four women sitting to the side of him Closeup of a middle-aged man talking to an out-of-shot audience. There are four women sitting to the side of him
A crowd of people, photographed from behind. In the foreground is a man wearing a traditional Arabic headwrap. He has his hands in the air as he enjoys the music A crowd of people, photographed from behind. In the foreground is a man wearing a traditional Arabic headwrap. He has his hands in the air as he enjoys the music
The bass guitarist from the band Methyl Ethel on stage. He has light shining on his face and the rest of him is in near darkness The bass guitarist from the band Methyl Ethel on stage. He has light shining on his face and the rest of him is in near darkness
The actress lifting her crown off her head The actress lifting her crown off her head
Some people sitting on seats in a lecture theatre, talking to each other Some people sitting on seats in a lecture theatre, talking to each other
Two men in suits sitting at a table in a seminar. One of the men is talking to the audience Two men in suits sitting at a table in a seminar. One of the men is talking to the audience
A man talking at a lectern in front of a presentation screen. A man talking at a lectern in front of a presentation screen.
Two men sitting on the floor next to a wall talking to each other Two men sitting on the floor next to a wall talking to each other
A closeup of an audience in a seminar - people are talking to each other and smiling A closeup of an audience in a seminar - people are talking to each other and smiling
A man talking in a seminar. There are three other people at a table in front of the audience. A man talking in a seminar. There are three other people at a table in front of the audience.
A closeup of the audience in a seminar. They are looking interestedly at the speaker (out of shot) A closeup of the audience in a seminar. They are looking interestedly at the speaker (out of shot)
Some people leaving a seminar, shaking hands and smiling Some people leaving a seminar, shaking hands and smiling
A woman is sitting at a desk talking to a room full of people. The camera is looking through some of the audience to the woman A woman is sitting at a desk talking to a room full of people. The camera is looking through some of the audience to the woman
A man in a suit talking to another person who's out of shot A man in a suit talking to another person who's out of shot

 

Events may come in many shapes and forms, but they all have one thing in common: they need photographing. Whether your event is a festival; a music or theatre performance; a seminar or conference; a charity fundraiser; or a launch party for your new business or product, I’d love to come along with my camera and document the day for you.

I’m happy to get stuck right in with the crowds and capture the party atmosphere, but equally at ease with hanging further back with my camera set to silent to photograph speakers or performers who need to be distraction free.

You can browse more of my photos from events here.

 

Environmental portraiture

A man in a food van, wearing an apron, holding a shallow tray which he's about to put food into A man in a food van, wearing an apron, holding a shallow tray which he's about to put food into
A man putting a pizza into a wood-fired oven A man putting a pizza into a wood-fired oven
Elfin Bow is sitting on a stool, playing a mandolin. She's looking at her fingers on the fretboard. Elfin Bow is sitting on a stool, playing a mandolin. She's looking at her fingers on the fretboard.
A man sitting on a sofa, playing a guitar. He's looking straight at the camera. A man sitting on a sofa, playing a guitar. He's looking straight at the camera.
A man sitting on a sofa playing a bodhran. He is looking out of the window next to him, putting his face into profile A man sitting on a sofa playing a bodhran. He is looking out of the window next to him, putting his face into profile
The current rector talking in the church. He's looking down through the church and has his hands crossed, mid-gesture as he's talking The current rector talking in the church. He's looking down through the church and has his hands crossed, mid-gesture as he's talking
Campbell is kneeling in front of one of the cases, smiling, and looking at the exhibits Campbell is kneeling in front of one of the cases, smiling, and looking at the exhibits
A man playing a harmonica with a microphone in front of him A man playing a harmonica with a microphone in front of him
A man sprinkling garnishes over a portion of food A man sprinkling garnishes over a portion of food
Two men at a food van chatting and laughing Two men at a food van chatting and laughing
Two men putting food onto plates in a food van Two men putting food onto plates in a food van
A food van surrounded by eager customers A food van surrounded by eager customers
A museum conservator inspecting a mummified animal A museum conservator inspecting a mummified animal
A museum conservator keeling down so she is looking across the top of a table. She is inspecting a mummified cat's head A museum conservator keeling down so she is looking across the top of a table. She is inspecting a mummified cat's head
An older man in a smart suit standing and looking at an Egyptian mummy in a glass case An older man in a smart suit standing and looking at an Egyptian mummy in a glass case

 

Environmental portraits are great for those who don’t want or need formal, posed headshots and portraits. Instead, they’re ‘action’ photos of you at work or play in your environment.

I’ll spend a couple of hours photographing you in your environment, so you can get a series of photos highlighting the everyday activities of your business or group. These kind of photos are great not only for using on your website and printed material, but are also great fun for sharing online to bring that personal, ‘behind the scenes’, inclusive feel for your followers.

Environmental portraits are really well suited to those running small businesses in the service industry such as restaurants, cafes and shops. They’re also a great option for local interest societies, artists, musicians and re-enactment groups.

You can book a session to document the usual day-to-day workings of your business or group, or capture a specific project – a piece of artwork you’re working on, perhaps, or documenting your cooking up of a brand new dish, for example.

You can browse more of my photos of environmental portraits here.

 

Exhibitions

The mummy in its case with other coffins on display around it The mummy in its case with other coffins on display around it
Three of the larger 3D printed lions are facing away from the camera, looking towards one of the photos, which is of a large stone statue of a lion Three of the larger 3D printed lions are facing away from the camera, looking towards one of the photos, which is of a large stone statue of a lion
Looking diagonally across the room. The back and left walls are included, which have tall, metal gridded stands to which large reproductions of the excavation photos are attached. In the middle of the room stands a table-sized display case with artefacts inside. Just behind the case is another stand without its glass top with colourful 3D prints of artefacts on top Looking diagonally across the room. The back and left walls are included, which have tall, metal gridded stands to which large reproductions of the excavation photos are attached. In the middle of the room stands a table-sized display case with artefacts inside. Just behind the case is another stand without its glass top with colourful 3D prints of artefacts on top
A man is taking a photo of the 3D printer on his phone. There are other people in the room, including two young girls A man is taking a photo of the 3D printer on his phone. There are other people in the room, including two young girls
Three computer screens sit atop a long desk with information panels behind them Three computer screens sit atop a long desk with information panels behind them
Stuffed animals from Egypt such as an ibis, a monkey, a falcon and a large cat Stuffed animals from Egypt such as an ibis, a monkey, a falcon and a large cat
Three large paintings mounted on the wall. The camera is looking at them from an angle, and there are two people walking through the gallery Three large paintings mounted on the wall. The camera is looking at them from an angle, and there are two people walking through the gallery
Some fur and teeth are still visible. The eyelids are closed and the ears stuck close to the cheeks Some fur and teeth are still visible. The eyelids are closed and the ears stuck close to the cheeks
visitors standing and sitting in front of the large windows, gazing out, looking thoughful visitors standing and sitting in front of the large windows, gazing out, looking thoughful
A large, framed oil painting being brought into a gallery A large, framed oil painting being brought into a gallery
An exhibition gallery showing ancient Egyptian artefacts all set up and ready to open a couple of days later An exhibition gallery showing ancient Egyptian artefacts all set up and ready to open a couple of days later
A cat mummy with intricate bandages A cat mummy with intricate bandages
The children's corner in the Animal Mummies exhibition at the World Museum. There's an enlarged photo of Egyptologists with two faces cut out for visitors to put their faces in. There's also large, soft bricks with pictures printed on for the children to stack together The children's corner in the Animal Mummies exhibition at the World Museum. There's an enlarged photo of Egyptologists with two faces cut out for visitors to put their faces in. There's also large, soft bricks with pictures printed on for the children to stack together
A coffin in the shape of an ibis A coffin in the shape of an ibis
A young girl is standing and watching the 3D printer, with a look of total fascination on her face. The camera is looking down through the front of the printer at her; her head is partially hidden by parts of the printer A young girl is standing and watching the 3D printer, with a look of total fascination on her face. The camera is looking down through the front of the printer at her; her head is partially hidden by parts of the printer

 

Whether permanent or temporary, you may decide you need your exhibition documenting, either for promotional purposes or for your own archive.

I can come along and photograph your exhibition and its contents out-of-hours or before it opens if you need it photographed without visitors – or with just the artist(s) or curator(s) for press releases. I fit in to exhibition spaces easily; I pack down into a single suitcase and any additional lighting I might need to use is compact and unobtrusive.

If you’d like your exhibition photographed with visitors to get some promotional shots for your website, printed material and online social media, I can come out when you expect to be at your busiest to get some great, crowd-filled shots.

I can also work with you to produce images for an exhibition, for using on information panels, for example.

You can browse more of my photos of exhibitions here.

 

Prices

Prices are dependent on the job itself. However, if you have ongoing needs for a minimum of six months either for a specific project, or your business or group needs a photographer regularly, you can hire me on a monthly retainer, which will be charged at a lower rate than for a one-off job.

 

Delivery of photographs

I’ll upload your photographs to a folder on Dropbox. With the link I send you, you can view and download your photographs, even if you don’t have a Dropbox account yourself. If you would prefer your photos on a memory stick, please let me know when you book me.

Your photos will be delivered at full size and print-quality resolution; however, I can also do you smaller versions optimised for using online, if requested when booking.

I deliver my photos either in colour, with minimal processing; in black and white; or a mixture of the two. I don’t use filters or presets to give the photos special effects (such as those used on Instagram); I prefer to give you your photos without these filters so they don’t date or fall out of fashion. However, you’re welcome add your own filters to your photographs once you’ve downloaded, if you wish.


If you’d like to have a chat about your photography needs, you can email me or leave a message on my contact page, obligation free. I won’t add you to a mailing list, start harassing you or pass your details onto anyone else.

julia@juliathorne.co.uk