End of year photography review - 2013

Published on Thu Jan 2, 2014 by

Another busy year here at DJC Design, done quite a bit of travelling, won some fab new clients and had a heap of work published. Obviously I'm not going to list everything, just my own personal favourite images and some links for those who want to find out a little more. Already looking forward to 2014 though, got an exciting personal project on the go, a return trip to Madrid planned and quite a few commercial photoshoots booked in. But of course, I'm always searching for interesting collaborations and new challenges, so if you have something in mind, give me a call and we can hook up over coffee and discuss.

Industrial photography engineering products

Industry photographer commercial products

Probably the most technically challenging commission this year was a series of shoots for a specialist engineering firm, Chargepoint. They required high quality images of their large scale stainless steel products, which entailed building light tents around the items instu in their Merseyside factory.

Another great commission was from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust who asked me to cover an amazing and inspirational event in Manchester at the start of the year. Which included guest speaker; holocaust surviviour Jack Aizenberg.

Manchester event photography Holocaust Memorial

Jack Aizenberg photograph Manchester

Of course loads of other events covered. Including a Liverpool festival that I've covered for a number of years, Writing on the Wall.

 Liverpool festival photographer

Liverpool photographer covers Writing on the Wall festival

Burnside and Higgins portrait photography Liverpool for Writing on the Wall festival

And a load of photography events for the School of Management at the University of Liverpool. Including their high profile official launch at Camp and Furnace with Micheal Heseltine.

Education university photographer Heseltine

Covered loads of endurance and Tough Mudder events in 2013 again. Some here in the UK and others further afield in Europe. Photographing marathons is completely different from most of my other work, but great fun and as ever, good to hook up with a solid professional team of photographers from around the world. Just a few examples from the thousands of images taken !

Sports photographer experienced marathons Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder photographer endurance event

Of course people portraits is another area that has kept me busy - various clients from the commercial world, through to private commisions of lifestyle photography.

People portrait photography Merseyside

Commercial portraits professional Liverpool

Celebrity photographer Liverpool Claire Sweeney

Wedding photography Liverpool and Merseyside

Lifestyle photographer engagements and weddings

I love shooting live music and fav gigs were the Wu-Tang Clan in Manchester and of course the always brilliant Africa Oye festival just down the road in Sefton Park, here in Liverpool.

Wu Tang Clan on stage live UK photos

DJ photo, Wu-Tang Clan Manchester England

Liverpool music photographer

UK music photographer covers Wu Tang Clan show

Afica Oye festival photography

World music photographer

Crowd at Africa Oye image

Another busy year with press and protest photography. I was asked to make a presentation at Liverpool John Moores University about my experiences to a group of Criminology students in the spring term which was a great challenge. Also I became a member of the National Union of Jourmalists (NUJ). Too many publications to mention - large coverage at the start of year in many nationals with my Bedroom Tax images and still being published images of the Silk Road web site takedown notice. A few of my favourites below.

Bedroom tax photographs

Protest photography Liverpool England UK

Student occupation Liverpool photography press

Photo of Liverpool activist advice at drop in centre

Public order section 14 arrest Merseyside

Antifa march in Liverpool England

So thanks for reading and a Happy and Prosperous New Year !

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Author: David J Colbran
David has been shooting construction photography for over 15 years producing images for clients across the UK. He is always happy to chat about your photography requirements.

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