Image © Murray Clarke
Interview with: Jude Middleton
Company Name: Jude Middleton Photography
Location / Coverage: UK and destination
I decided to change careers after being made redundant from my job when I was pregnant, nine years ago. I went back to college to study photography soon after my daughter was born, and worked for a while with one of the students I met there. With my own style developing more and more it was time to branch out on my own, and so Jude Middleton photography began.
I had always wanted to work creatively, but life took over and I ended up taking jobs to pay the bills and make a living. It took a while for me to figure out photography was what I wanted after dabbling in science, music and drawing, but it has the right mix of geek culture and prettiness, and I find it immensely satisfying on many levels.
I remember always having a tiny point and shoot with a square, four use flash bulb. I took it on holidays and school trips and always had plenty of photos, and I always got a buzz from seeing the films come back developed.