To eat better and move more after spending a brilliant morning at the clinic of Modern Naturopathy with Rebecca Tanyar-Mead DipCNM mBANT mCNHC, she is truly inspiring and oozes health and well-being, I picked up lots of fantastic tips about how to better nourish myself and my family. Check out her website and Instagram page for lots of delicious recipes.
Personal Work: Lucas watching the rain fall.
I'm biased, of course, but I think this little man is totally cool!
Portrait of Britain 2018. My entries have been submitted. Finger's crossed!
On location with the Royal College of Nursing. I'm always blown away by the kindness and courage of nurses and grateful to the patients who are willing to assist us in highlighting the incredible work they do every day.
These images were shot on location with my mobile studio - which, for this brief, comprised of a single monobloc with beauty dish and sock, a gold reflector and a simple grey backdrop.
I travel to you so the only thing you have to do is smile!
Rachel needed stylish images to promote her brand and feed social media content. "If anyone wants some incredible shots done for their business get in touch with Justine, she will make you feel amazing". Rachel Davis, Business Owner Lala Tigers.
It was my absolute pleasure to be invited to RCN HQ to document the unveiling of Nurses WW1 Journals to their families for the first time.
Incredible work is being done by the RCN to create a new online resource showcasing the long lost stories from the First World War, by digitising scrapbooks and diaries, the project will build a bridge across the past century, connecting the stories of WW1 nurses to the tales of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Using the nurses' own words, sketches and photographs, the resource will reveal the true stories of defense nurses past and present, shining a light on the unsung heroes of the nursing profession https://www.rcn.org.uk/
I have been working closely with the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) www.naru.org.uk for a number of years recording training exercises with Police, Fire and Ambulance crews.
My job is to record what is happening throughout the exercise by putting myself in the centre of the action without getting in the way of the work that is taking place. Working with NARU I have had to squeeze myself into the smallest of places in their training facility, climb aboard a simulated train crash, climb up ladders and scaffolds, squeeze through tunnels and more. The work is always interesting and usually dirty!
Working with the Royal College of Nursing www.rcn.org.uk has taken me all over the UK to work with nurses in hospitals, surgeries, academia, schools and prisons. I am comfortable working in all environments. The imagery we are shooting may involve vulnerable people in stressful situations and part of my job is to gain their trust and consent for us to shoot and use the images, I do this by explaining carefully why we need the images and what they will be used for.
I am able to read a situation quickly and my approach is always considerate, my clients know that I can deliver the shots they need without upsetting anybody in the process. I am happy to work with clients on a shoot but I can also work alone to a brief.
The National Audit Office commissioned me to work on a project called 'Promoting Healthier Lifestyle for Prisoners'. We visited prisons throughout the UK and photographed staff and inmates.
One of my tasks was to encourage prisoners to participate and capture them in ways which would protect their identity, whilst also managing to deliver the key messages outlined in the brief.
I was also tasked to supply models and organise locations to make images in which we could show the subjects faces. https://www.nao.org.uk/