Norfolk Contemporary Portrait Photographer, Debby Besford, showcases a rich and magical portfolio of images specialising in, Contemporary portraiture, Documentary Style Weddings and Editorial.
53 images'Forgotten Places,' are locations in and arround Great Yarmouth, once played in as a child and revisited many times. It's an evolving visual diary, exhibited and published online and awarded Bronze Winner with 2023 Analogue Sparks, International photography competition, category 'Interiors' Britannia Pier Cafe, (*Orange interior). The square format photos are a fusion of nostalgia and memories, shot on 120 film. The interior photos of the Winter Gardens were taken as part of my five year project on (see *The Art of Roller Skating.) This iconic building is where I used to skate. ALL PRINTS FOR SALE. EMAIL ME FOR MORE DETAILS ON SIZES AND AFFORDABLE PRICES
38 imagesAt Home. A personal photography project about my late parents who lived in Great Yarmouth all their lives. This project is a celebration and detailed observation of their everyday domestic experiences since my dad retired. After leaving home to go to university in the mid 1980's, I began to realise and appreciate the smaller details of things when returning home in the holidays. Years later, I began taking an interest in photographing my parents at home, where I grew up as a child. An accumulation of a large body of work, highlighting a glimpse into their lives, love for one another and the simple things in life, something I will always cherish.
29 imagesThis photography project explores model boat enthusiasts, located at the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth. I met these individuals at the Venetian Waterways and was drawn to their camaraderie. The hobbyists were very supportive of my interest to creatively document them over the past year and a half. They meet twice a week and enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion of building model boats. Their dedication is key to their success with fifty members, from junior to senior, and a long waiting list. This project is in the making of a book and a touring exhibition in 2024. Published by the Telegraph Magazine, 2023. Exhibitions include: CRASSH, University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building, Shutterhub, Cambridge, 2023/2024 PRIMEYARC, and Utter Studios, Great Yarmouth, 2022/23.
130 imagesTHE ART OF ROLLER SKATING. As a teenager I was a competitive artistic roller skater, and for a number of years my personal project has focused on Female Champion Artistic Roller Skaters, a project naturally inspired by my own love of the sport. The idea of taking the portraits of the skaters at home came from my own experiences as a teen skater, where my proud parents took photos of me poised in my skates with trophies clasped in hand. These documented moments marked a truly important chapter in my teenage life and one that I feel can now be celebrated further for the girls in this project. My objective was to showcase this often forgotten sport with an original eye. Sadly, Artistic Roller Skating is often overshadowed by ice skating. I wanted to demonstrate a visual contrast by removing them from the ‘show’ of the rink and instead using the background of a domestic, intimate situation, reminiscent of my own. Location: Great Yarmouth. Published online @glorioussport and @creativeboom Exhibitions: 2022-2024 PRIMEYARC, Art Space, Market Gates, Gt Yarmouth. MUSEUM OF YOUTH CULTURE. Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross, London. 2024, tbc, a touring exhibition.