Fifty Portraits

at 50mm, of 50 people like me


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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.)


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Portrait No 4 – Lynn, Extreme Felter and Woollen Creator

This week I got to meet the lovely Lynn and visit another home that was a riot of colour and texture with a hobby that could so easily take over the whole home if given the chance. Lynn really has taken a hobby to its very extremes, she’s not content with buying a few balls of wool and doing a bit of knitting. She buys fleece (straight from the sheep in some cases!) washes and dies it, cards it and then either felts it or spins it so that she can make something woollen.

I was lucky enough to have a fascinating demonstration of Nuno felting and am now the proud owner of a beautiful felted scarf.
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Lynn’s business is delightfully named “Art-felt Designs by Nanny Lynn” and she can be found at various craft fairs including Bromley Cross Village Hall on the last Saturday of each month.

Lynn is also now on Facebook and her page can be found here.

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