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I’m Jenny. This is what I am about…
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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I am an experienced portrait and event photographer, skilled in capturing personalities, from world leaders to celebrities to business C-suite and their teams. Accomplished at working professionally and calmly in political and high-profile corporate event environments. In addition, I offer photography services for live, online and hybrid events. I am equipped to capture and provide social images in real-time during the event, ensuring a swift and immediate turnaround of high-quality images.

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Jenny Aston; photographer at Silver Apples Photography

My approach to the person in front of the camera is to meet on common ground.

My first project – years ago – was to produce a photolibrary for a third sector organisation in Edinburgh who worked with people who found themselves homeless. I was to produce images that would resonate with the viewer. To do that I took the view that we are all equal, but some people slip through the net. That could be me, you, or any of us. There by the grace of God…

This means I work on location, working in the environment with whatever lighting and background that provides. It means the person I am working with is in their own moment. 

Two of the three kings - mosaics from St Mark's Basilica, Venice
Jenny doing research at the Marciana library, Venice during Covid.
Sailing and navigation - a photograph of sea charts

Experience, qualifications, training

I hold a Masters degree in Photography (Derby), a second Masters in History of Art (Warwick), and a third Masters in Curatorship (The Warburg Institute).

Art History. Postgrad research at the Warburg Institute in Venetian, Arabic, Islamic and Christian culture.

My area of research is the medieval flow of ideas, trade, maritime history, religion, and imagery between Europe and Asia; Venice, Byzantium and the Eastern Mediterranean. I have worked on the mosaic narrative in the Baptistry of San Marco, Venice, on the iconography of the Dance of Death, Estonia, female profile portraits of the Florentine republic. Currently, I am working on Arabic and European portolan charts – or sea charts – of the Mediterranean.

I also hold a yachtmaster certificate. We have a sailing boat that we keep on the west coast of Scotland

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