School photography

School photography

Recently I have been working with several local schools on their marketing photographs. Recording the enthusiasm and engagement of children makes for a fulfilling day’s work and is a nice change from my architectural projects. My aim is to capture the essence of everyday school life, avoiding the usual ‘slick’

marketing shots. My most recent job was at the small independent Lewes New School, where active participation in learning is a strong component of the curriculum. This pizza-making workshop is one of a variety of Wednesday afternoon activities and is definitely hands-on education. More photos from this shoot can be found here.

Mace-throwing practice

Mace-throwing practice

I recently completed a shoot for the marketing department of Christ’s Hospital, an independent school in West Sussex. I spent the day capturing the routines of this unusual place and getting unposed, informal photographs of the students. Founded over 450 years ago by King Edward VI, the school is based on some sound ideological principles, such as an admissions process that is based on the child’s potential, not on their family’s ability to pay the fees.

One of the most unusual aspects of the school is a uniform that has remained unchanged since it’s Tudor origins. And what on earth are these boys doing? They are practicing to be Drum Majors by learning how to throw a mace. More photographs from this shoot can be found here.

If you have a school, workplace, project or event that you are thinking of photographing, please get in touchSubscribe to my blog to receive my photo of the week directly to your inbox.

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