Project overview: Voyage & TVSP

Client: Voyage Brand & Communication - TVSP , Berkshire UK

Project brief: To capture a number of images which highlight the facilities available to companies at this Thames Valley Based Business and Science Park and the strong link it has to Reading university and its wealth of talent and expertise.  "Europe's strongest knowledge economy with a digital cluster that ranks highest in employee productivity."


The ladies at Fairclose

The new website opens with a photograph of three rather lovely looking ladies, all in their older years but most importantly, happy. 

These are three of the members of Fairclose, a community centre based in Newbury where for the past six months or so I have been volunteering.  

As my first post may have suggested, I have been struggling to complete personal projects for the past few years.  A jam packed diary, lots of commercial commissions and generally life; I decided it was time to nurture the one thing that drives innovation in all of my work - my creativity!  I needed to step back and start shooting for myself again. 

I approached Fairclose part way through my journey but it's been a really important part of it, as it has helped me to see I can step outside of my comfort zone and I can commit to making time for personal pursuits.  Realising their value and necessity as a photographer and someone who is driven & inspired by new discovery and creativity.  

Besides these huge benefits, it has also given me the opportunity to volunteer with a centre and a group of people wholly deserving of it.  It's the one way I can really show my gratitude and them letting me lose with my camera and it gives me time.  To to spend with the members, with the staff and be an even bigger part of the learning, the journey and the lives of these mind glowingly interesting people.  Even further enriching the portraits and making them closer to my heart.  

So to those asking 'Why the three ladies."  Because I think they are amazing, they inspire me to live more, to shoot more, to learn more.  They make me smile, and I hope they make you smile too!

Bringing it all back

Hello to the new website!

This has been a project long in the making and its one of those things that I never really know why it takes such an elongated period of time.  I've got the imagery so its just taking the time to share it all with you.  There that't it, the time.

Anyway, here we are and welcome to the new site.

The reason is for a much needed refresh and to get some of the new projects i've been working on in front of my clients and you as a visitor.  Somewhere for them to be showcased. 

However I also wanted to introduce myself to you, and all those that know me, make everything a little more personal.  This is the key.  

I believe in making my work and delivering the services I offer in the most personable way possible, by trying my best to get the most out of people and make the experience fun from start to finish, from planning right through to final delivery.  Producing results that are over and above what you might expect. 

So I thought that a good place to start was by wishing a fond farewell to Adby Creative and a warm welcome to the photographer - me - Carli Adby.