Fifty Portraits

at 50mm, of 50 people like me


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Portrait No 23 – Bekah, cake maker

Not quite sure how this happened but I managed to mis-time this and visit Bekah when there was no cake making going on ! Shame, there’s nothing smells better than a cake baking !

Bekah had worked part time at a cake decorators some time ago and after a break from anything cake related she started to bake for friends & family and made birthday cakes for her own daughter. The pictures she posted on Facebook got such a great response that eventually she decided to launch Bekah’s Little Cakery.

Bekah is so passionate about making amazing cakes that she actually mixes everything by hand because it tastes better ! If you’d like to see what Bekah has been baking you can follow her on Facebook or her website.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)

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Portrait No 22 – Ayshea, online retailer

Ayshea is one of many people in the project that have left behind a good career because they didn’t find it rewarding and wanted a better work/life balance. Ayshea has a young son and they loved playing dress up and having fancy dress parties but she was constantly frustrated by the lack of good quality dressing up clothing that was readily available. So last year Ayshea took the plunge, left employment and used her marketing skills to set up her own online retail company supplying high quality children’s dressing up outfits. She now works from home and is brimming with passion & enthusiasm for her product and having seen them I can understand why – her Triceratops costume is just amazing !!

Ayshea’s business can be found online at www.timetodressup.co.uk and there’s a Facebook page here.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)


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Portrait No 21 – Nigel, wildlife artist

Nigel is the second of the batch of volunteers who are very close home, he’s so close I only had to walk around the corner ! Nigel was volunteered by his wife and having seen his work on show locally some time ago I was really looking forwards to meeting him.

I’ve met a few artists during this project and Nigel really stands out, not just because of his very distinctive photo realistic style but also because his work place is amazingly tidy and well organised for a creative person ! 
I was really impressed with how much Nigel is able to do from his purpose built studio in his garden, obviously he paints there and he also scans and produces his own prints but what is really impressive is that he is also able to do a lot of the photography for his paintings from his studio window !

You can see Nigel’s work on his website www.nigelartingstall.com and it’s well worth a visit !

(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)


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Portrait No 20 – Victoria, interior designer and furniture boutique owner

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Victoria who is the first of a few people that are very local to me. Much as I enjoy travelling around and love that this project has taken me to lots of different places its great to have a few people that are virtually on my doorstep – especially when we keep getting snow forecast, I can walk to quite a few of my upcoming volunteers !

I got to meet Victoria in just her second week of full time self employment, having successfully started Little France Boutique whilst she was employed full time Victoria had taken the plunge and left her job at Christmas to concentrate fully on her business which had grown from a passion for all things interior design related.

As well as interior design Victoria loving upcycles furniture and makes cushions from the most beautiful fabrics.


You can visit the Little France Boutique website and see all Victoria’s latest creations by clicking here and the Facebook page is here.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)